Intelligrated Inc., a leading North America-based, single-point provider of automated material handling solutions, held a ceremony on Jan. 9 to celebrate the grand opening of a $10 million expansion that nearly doubled its headquarters in Mason, Ohio. Company CEO Chris Cole, city of Mason Mayor David Nichols and Sherri Carbo, Southwest Ohio regional liason for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, were present at the event.
With the 122,000-square-foot addition, Intelligrated’s headquarters, located just off I-71, now has a combined area of 262,000 square feet. It will accommodate an ongoing increase in engineering, research and development staffing. The company added more than 160 employees in Ohio during the past year and 275 companywide. It plans to add 150 more by the end of 2013.
An approximately $15 million incentive package from the state of Ohio and city of Mason made groundbreaking possible. It included an extension of Intelligrated’s existing Job Creation Tax Credit, state and local loans, property tax abatement and a State of Ohio Grant.
“We appreciate the incentives from the state of Ohio and the city of Mason that allow us to expand our footprint, increase our technical staff and continue to meet an increasing demand for innovative automated material handling solutions,” said Cole. “The state-of-the-art facility is designed to attract and retain world-class talent,” he added.
Intelligrated is one of Greater Cincinnati’s largest privately held companies. The expansion of its corporate headquarters is just the latest milestone in the company’s ongoing development. Within the past year, Intelligrated has also expanded facilities in Texas and Illinois.
“Intelligrated is yet another example of a successful business continuing investment in Mason. As a former CEO of a publicly traded company located here, I appreciate what it takes to grow a company,” said Mason Mayor David Nichols. “Having that perspective and a city council and city manager that think like businesses, means our focus is to not only remove barriers, but leverage every advantage available. Intelligrated has been an ardent supporter of the city and the benefit of doing business here, as well as a leader in Mason’s growing business community.”
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