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Bullen Ultrasonics Plans Eaton, Ohio, Technology Development Center

01/11/2023
Precision machining service provider Bullen Ultrasonics plans to expand its Technology Development Center in Eaton, Ohio. The $14 million project is expected to create 55 jobs.

The investment will support critical industry sector growth in semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace composites, and micro-electromechanical systems.

"Bullen Ultrasonics has a history of making bold advancements to have a positive impact on our community and the industries we serve. We value the importance of investing into our employees, our technologies, and our facilities in order to support our customers," Bullen President Tim Beatty said. "Our partnership with JobsOhio and the City of Eaton will allow us to take major strides forward to meet the ever-growing demands for advanced technology in the Semiconductor, MEMS, and Aerospace sectors. The expansion of our TDC will allow us to implement robotic automation, data automation, and further develop our latest MicroLucent™ technology in order to increase market share and improve value for our existing customers."

Bullen Ultrasonics will receive up to $1 million in assistance from a JobsOhio R&D Center Grant to support precision machining manufacturing and other advanced technologies. The program was created to facilitate new and expanding strategic corporate R&D centers in Ohio. Such R&D centers support the development and commercialization of emerging technologies and products.

"Bullen Ultrasonics's investment strengthens Ohio's position to lead the nation in the development of new technology to enhance reliability, accuracy, and longevity within several critical industries that are important to the future of the state," noted J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. "This expansion aligns with the state's longtime goal to boost research in advanced materials for the aerospace industry, continues to position us as a global leader in semiconductor manufacturing, and will result in high-wage, skilled jobs for the residents of Preble County."

A pioneer in ultrasonic machining, Bullen Ultrasonics provides precision machining services for glass, ceramics, and advanced materials to high-technology markets. The company is a leading manufacturer of high-quality components to the semiconductor, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), transportation/automotive, defense, aerospace, and medical and life sciences industries. Bullen has the largest concentration of ultrasonic machining equipment in the world.

"A long-standing fixture in Ohio's 'Silicon Heartland,' Bullen Ultrasonics has been a critical part of the nation's supply of semiconductors, aerospace composites, and micro-electromechanical systems for more than half a century," added Julie Sullivan, Dayton Development Coalition Executive Vice President for Regional Development. "With the support of JobsOhio, the expansion of their Technology Development Center in Eaton will draw on our region's technical knowledge and skilled talent to support growing industries in Ohio through innovation in technology."

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