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Harrison locks up relocation deal with Cincinnati Test Systems
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 6:23 PM

 

Cincinnati Test Systems, a world renowned leader in the design and manufacture of standard and custom test solutions is moving to Harrison and keeping 124 jobs in Ohio as it targets growth initiatives to create new jobs for Ohio

Cincinnati Test Systems is a world renowned leader in the design and manufacture of standard and custom test solutions.

The company makes test equipment used across the globe in transportation, energy, medical, consumer goods, military, packaging, recreational, construction, aviation, and many other industries, said Jennifer Ekey, Harrison economic development director.

Founded in Cincinnati in 1981, the company is relocating to from Whitewater Township. CTS is one of nine test and measurement companies in the TASI Group, all  global niche leaders with a strong North American, European and Asian presence.

Searching for expanded space for its growing operation, CTS selected Harrison after an exhaustive search throughout the Tri-State, she said.

Harrison was in competition with Indiana and Kentucky, as well as another Ohio site. The city, Hamilton County and State of Ohio put together an “impressive” incentive package, said Ekey.

“We are very excited to welcome CTS to the City of Harrison. CTS is an innovative and growing company on the cutting edge of their industry. They are committed to quality, and will be a wonderful addition to our business community in Harrison. We look forward to helping them through a seamless transition and even more growth in the years ahead,” she said.

CTS, staffed by a team of engineers, technicians, project managers and other specialized professionals, was drawn to Harrison’s growing community and prime location within Greater Cincinnati.

“We are looking forward to the opportunities the move to a new facility in Harrison will provide to better serve our customers and continue growth. Many people have helped make this a reality, and we are very appreciative of their efforts, said CTS General Manager Kevin Hansell.

CTS officials, working with Al Neyer to construct the new facility on Progress Way, expects to move in the spring of 2013. Neyer Senior Vice President Dan Ruh said the project became a successful reality when Harrison and its stepped up to the plate to put all of the pieces together.

“Mayor McGuire should be commended for his vision and dedication to making Harrison business friendly and responsive. It was nothing short of inspiring to work with a team of professionals who went above and beyond our expectations,” said Ruh.

“In particular, Jennifer Ekey, economic development director, provided excellent leadership in her efforts to bring all the parties to the table to create real value for CTS.  Coupling local, county and state incentives, along with a ‘can do’ attitude made Harrison a clear choice for this project.”

McGuire said welcoming CTS to Harrison is the result of a year’s worth of hard work and effort by all involved.

“We have been working hard to promote the reality that Harrison’s superior location, top notch services, and proactive economic development program make it a superior place for businesses to expand and relocate, and believe that the successful recruitment of a high quality business like CTS to Harrison is validation of our efforts,” said McGuire.