Governor Mike DeWine, right, Terra State Community College President Ron Schumacher, center, and Tim Ellenberger speak before the groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion project at Motion Controls Robotics Friday in Fremont..

Motion Controls Robots lay the foundation for a new addition at Fremont

front – Motion-control robots laid the foundation for a multi-million dollar expansion project On Friday, they welcomed Governor Mike DeWine to its factory in Fremont as the company looks to keep pace with growing demand for its manufacturing services.

The company now has 72 employees, and the expansion project is expected to create 18 full-time jobs over the next three years, generating $1.2 million in new annual payroll while retaining $4.9 million in existing payroll.

The expansion will add 25,500 square feet of space in addition to 1,300 square feet of offices.

The company also held a retirement party for co-founder Tim Ellenberger, who founded the company with Scott Lang, president of Motion Controls, in 1995.

Governor DeWine praises educational institutions in Northwest Ohio

DeWine arrived at Fremont and spoke briefly at the groundbreaking ceremony about the things that come together for Ohio’s high-tech manufacturing sector and the importance of partnerships between private companies, educational institutions, and career centers.

“This is our time in Ohio. This is our time for growth,” DeWine said.

Motion Controls Robotics launched its multimillion-dollar expansion project Friday and welcomed Governor Mike DeWine to its Fremont factory, as the company looks to keep pace with growing demand for its manufacturing services.

DeWine mentioned Terra State Community College, the Vanguard Sentinel Center for Jobs and Technology, and the University of Toledo among the region’s most important educational partners.

He was due to visit the Tiffin campus in Vanguard later on Friday.

After the groundbreaking ceremony, DeWine said Ohio has created a strong business environment with low tax rates, while keeping the state’s transportation infrastructure in good shape.

Pandemic hastened the resettlement by many US companies

DeWine said the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the resupply process, as US companies have brought back suppliers and realized they cannot rely on China to maintain a reliable supply chain.

Motion Controls Robotics launched its multimillion-dollar expansion project Friday and welcomed Governor Mike DeWine to its Fremont factory, as the company looks to keep pace with growing demand for its manufacturing services.

DeWine described Ohio as being in a prime location to welcome new businesses with its business climate and access to roads and railroads.

The governor said he wants to make sure that students who graduated from Northwest Ohio high schools know about their postgraduate education options and have the opportunity to get good jobs.

Governor Mike DeWine shares a laugh during a visit to Motion Controls Robotics in Fremont on Friday.  The company on Friday embarked on a multi-million dollar expansion project to keep pace with high demand for its manufacturing services.

Over the past five years, Lang said, the company’s systems volume has grown from $250,000 in projects to jobs with price tags between $1 million and $2 million.

Motion Controls manufactures robotic case packing, automated palletizing and machine care; extensive robotic filling and handling systems; Vision Guided Systems Robotic Simulation AVG Systems and Intelligent Robotic Systems.

Robotics company needs space for bigger projects

The industries it serves include food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, and manufacturing.


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