January 10, 2012
Intelligrated to expand Mason headquarters, add 200 new jobs
City of Mason and State of Ohio collaborate on $15 million incentive package to support growth
Chamber member company Intelligrated, a leading North American-owned automated material handling solutions provider with operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, announced that it will double its Mason, Ohio, headquarters and bring 200 new jobs to the region over the next three years. Intelligrated executives made the announcement November 21, 2011 with Ohio Governor John R. Kasich and Mason Vice Mayor David Nichols.
Construction plans are being finalized for the new 60,000-90,000 square-foot facility, which will support the company's strategic growth in the material handling industry. Intelligrated currently employs close to 800 people in Ohio and will bring the region an additional 200 new technical and engineering positions in research and development, system design and customer service.
"We aim to be the most technologically-advanced player in the material handling industry," said Chris Cole, CEO of Intelligrated. "To achieve this, we need space to house the best mechanical, software and systems talent in the world."
Intelligrated's expansion is made possible by a combined incentive package from the State of Ohio and City of Mason. The package is valued at approximately $15 million. Final approval of the package is pending and Intelligrated's expansion plans are contingent upon their approval. The incentives are likely to include an extension of Intelligrated's existing Job Creation Tax Credit, state and local loans, property tax abatement, and a State of Ohio Grant.
"This development should be celebrated. With 200 new technical and engineering jobs coming to Mason and millions in economic investment, we couldn't ask for a more exciting start to 2012," said Mason Mayor Don Prince.
"Intelligrated is yet another excellent example that Mason knows how local, regional and state partnerships should work and then commits the time and resources to build them," said Mason Vice Mayor David Nichols. "We have had several successes recently. For Intelligrated, Mason Council worked through our Mason Port Authority, partners at Cincinnati USA regional chamber and the State of Ohio to leverage more than $15 million in state investment to foster their growth."
“With a new research and development facility and the addition 200 high-paying engineering jobs, Intelligrated has made a significant commitment to the Cincinnati USA region,” said Dave Dougherty, interim executive director of the Cincinnati USA Partnership, the economic development arm of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “Three months ago the Partnership announced a new strategy focused on cultivating and accelerating the growth of regional businesses. Intelligrated’s investment is a great example of what success looks like.”
Intelligrated has been a member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber since 2001.