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Autonomous Solutions Expands Operations in Petersboro, Utah

01/22/2018
Autonomous Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of automation technology that retrofits existing industrial vehicles, will expand its operations center in Petersboro, Utah. The company plans to add 135 high-paying jobs to the community and $3.3 million in new state tax revenue.

“In order for us to maintain our leadership in the unmanned vehicle space we must continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with machine learning and artificial intelligence,” said CEO & Founder Mel Torrie. “This project will ensure that we continue to offer our customers and partners the most advanced, safe and simple autonomous solutions.”

As part of its expansion project, ASI will need significant road improvements. The expected project cost is $833,000. The GOED Board of Directors has approved a post-performance Industrial Assistance Fund (IAF) grant of $166,600, not to exceed 20 percent of the total road improvement costs.

“ASI is a pioneering innovator that is using sophisticated research from our universities,” said Val Hale, Executive Director of GOED. “ASI is a truly impressive homegrown company, and we are proud to support its expansion in Utah.”

ASI was founded in 2000 as a spinoff from Utah State University and is currently headquartered in Petersboro, Utah. ASI’s robotic hardware and software systems allow users to safely manage their entire fleet of vehicles autonomously. ASI serves the mining, farming, automotive, manufacturing and defense industries and is Ford Motor Company’s preferred proving ground automation supplier.

“The impact of Utah’s innovative universities, the technologies they spin out, and the talent they prepare is felt again today as ASI announces their expansion,” said Theresa Foxley, President & CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. “We are happy this game-changing technology will continue to develop in Utah.”

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