Moriroku Technology North America to Build New Facility, Add 50 Jobs in Columbus Region

December 2, 2013

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Columbus, OH – Moriroku Technology North America, an automotive parts manufacturer, has announced it will build a new facility in the Columbus Region to serve as the company’s research and development (R&D) center and accommodate rapid growth of its existing sales operations. The expansion will add 50 new jobs to the company’s current Columbus Region workforce of 32.

“Our current facility in Marysville has provided a strategic location for growth, mainly because of proximity to key automotive customers,” said Doug Spohn, Moriroku Technology North America. “Because of this, the decision to build a new R&D facility and expand the company’s current operations in the same location was an easy one.”

The new facility, which will be located at 15055 Industrial Parkway in Marysville, will replace Moriroku’s current facility on Allenby Drive. The proposed site will house the company’s R&D center, including quality assurance testing and design, and expand its existing sales and purchasing operations.

“We are honored that Moriroku Technology North America chose both to keep its current operations in Marysville and to build a new facility to accommodate its R&D center and future growth,” said Marysville Mayor John Gore. “The Region, and especially Marysville and Union County, has proven to be a strong location for companies in the automotive and research and development sectors.”

The company has committed to add 50 new jobs to its roster over the next three years, representing more than $2.75 million in new payroll. Positions will range from technician to engineer, with hiring expected to begin in early 2014.

“Moriroku Technology North America’s growth is a testament to Ohio’s excellence in manufacturing and the thriving environment the Columbus Region is able to provide companies – particularly those seeking access to key automotive customers,” said John Minor, president and chief investment officer, JobsOhio. “We welcome this great addition to our existing robust supply-chain infrastructure and look forward to helping build a long-term relationship between Moriroku Technology and Ohio.”

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About Moriroku Technology North America
Moriroku Technology North America is a world-class supplier of automotive parts, with advanced capabilities from product design to prototype to mass production. For more information, visit MTNAOH.com.

About JobsOhio
JobsOhio is a private, non-profit corporation that drives job creation, new capital investment,
and economic growth in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. Its success is tied to the JobsOhio Network, a partnership of regional economic development organizations with deep ties to their local business communities. For more information, visit Jobs-Ohio.com.

About Columbus 2020
Columbus 2020 is a public-private partnership that leverages the strengths of the Columbus Region’s talented workforce, small and large businesses, research and academic institutions, and international connections to ignite economic growth and build a healthier, more sustainable future for Central Ohio. The initiative grows our economy by ensuring that our existing companies are growing and thriving, that the world’s leading companies are attracted to the 11-county region, that innovations are cultivated and commercialized, and that our civic infrastructure is continually improving to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world economy. For more information, visit ColumbusRegion.com.

Contact:
Kenny McDonald
614-225-6063

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