Smart Technology Fuels Company’s Growth
Emerson Automation Solutions Actuation Technologies, a global leader in valve actuation technology, announced today plans to expand in Ontario, Ohio. The company held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 23,000-square-foot building addition at its Park Avenue West facility. The expansion will accommodate a new product line designed, engineered and manufactured at the Richland County plant and growth of the legacy business. With this opportunity, Emerson plans to hire 20 new employees while retaining its current workforce of 174.
Emerson’s growth is being driven by the development of a new technology, the Electro-Hydraulic Operator, which uses digital controls and communications to provide remote emergency shutoff and other advanced diagnostics, alarms and automation to a variety of process industry end-users.
“This site is a flagship operation within Emerson and a vital component in our objective to continue our leadership in valve automation around the world,” said Dave Schneider, President, Actuation Technologies. “This expansion will support our world-class team in their efforts to enhance the overall customer experience and continue to deliver value to our shareholders.”
“We appreciate Emerson’s ongoing investment in Ontario and Richland County,” said Mayor, Randy Hutchinson. “Over the years, Emerson has been a great corporate partner. I want to congratulate them on their continued growth in our community.”
“Local entrepreneurs and innovation led to the creation of the Shafer Valve Actuators decades ago and we are proud to have Emerson continue to make them in the community where they were created,” said Barrett Thomas, Director of Economic Development, Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development. “In the same ‘vane’ we are excited to see Emerson select our community as the place to expand with their new EHO line because of the fantastic results they’ve seen from this facility and its workforce.”
“Emerson and other industry innovators recognize Northeast Ohio’s commitment to their growth,” added Team NEO CEO, Bill Koehler. “Our region is a thought leader in embracing smart manufacturing and the industrial internet of things to help businesses here continue to advance and flourish. [See Team NEO’s report, ‘Smart Manufacturing – Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Roadmap for Northeast Ohio.’] Along with JobsOhio and our local partners, all of us at Team NEO look forward to supporting Emerson’s ongoing success.”
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.
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