JobsOhio backs Eaton manufacturer’s $14M expansion

Investment to create 55 new jobs, protect 120 current jobs at Bullen Ultrasonics.

JobsOhio, the state’s private jobs creation arm, is giving Eaton manufacturer Bullen Ultrasonics $1 million for an expansion meant to support Ohio’s growth in semiconductor and aerospace production while creating 55 new jobs.

Bullen’s commitment is to 55 new jobs while protecting 120 current jobs, a spokesman for JobsOhio said Monday.

Investing more than $14 million, Bullen will expand its Technology Development Center in Eaton to support work also in 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,” Bullen President Tim Beatty said. “We value the importance of investing into our employees, our technologies and our facilities in order to support our customers.”

The company plans to implement robotic automation, data automation and its “MicroLucent” technology, fueled by growing demand for semiconductor devices and aerospace components.

Intel has pledged to invest at least $20 billion in dual semiconductor production sites near Columbus. Work has been underway there since the summer.

Credit: Paul Vernon

Credit: Paul Vernon

“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,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and chief executive.

Bullen Ultrasonics will receive up to $1 million from a JobsOhio R&D Center grant, the coalition said.

“Bullen has been a trusted community partner since 1971, and the city of Eaton supports their continued investment in research and development,” said Bradley Collins, Eaton city manager.

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