Legacy Measurement Solutions, Inc., formerly J-W Measurement Company, plans to establish its newest, 73,000 square foot, manufacturing facility in Brookfield Township, Ohio
, with plans to hire about 140 employees.
Gary Crisp, Vice President-Operations-Northeast of Legacy Measurement Solutions said, "We are grateful for the state of Ohio and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce
who were instrumental in bringing Legacy Measurement Solutions to this area. Our team had diligently considered surrounding states looking for the most strategic position and area to locate, and we are excited about the Brookfield location.”
“We are pleased to be sharing in this great opportunity with the Northeast and Ohio specifically which is a strong growth market for us. Danny Hendrix, the President and CEO of Legacy Measurement Solutions, discussed our plans with Ohio Governor John Kasich to ensure a working commitment to Ohio business leaders and to benefit the local and regional economy. As a result of that discussion, we were convinced Ohio was the appropriate venue for our new facility," he added.
The firm said it will continue to assist its current and potential new customer base in meeting their needs in both the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas plays. Regional locations allow the company to serve its intended market while working with the local communities to provide employment opportunities, thus contributing to the tax base.
Sarah Boyarko, the Regional Chamber's Vice President for Economic Development, North America said, "Throughout this process, we were in stiff competition with multiple states, and we're very proud that Legacy Measurement Solutions has chosen Brookfield, Ohio as their new location. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with their management team over the past six months as they represent a quality organization. This is just one more example of the significant manufacturing growth we're experiencing throughout the region. It's an exciting development for Trumbull County."
Tony Chaput who is the newly appointed Vice President of Manufacturing for Legacy Measurement Solutions added, "We are thrilled at the opportunity to add an additional 150 employees to this new manufacturing plant, and we intend to be up and running within the first Quarter of 2014."