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November 12, 2013

Legacy opening factory, plans to employ 150

BROOKFIELD — A manufacturing company that serves the oil and gas industry said it will open a new plant in Brookfield with plans to create 150 jobs in three years.

Legacy Measurement Solutions Inc., formerly called J-W Measurement Co., said it will occupy a 73,000-square-foot plant owned by Nick Strimbu Trucking Co., near state routes 82 and 7. Initially, the company said it will lease the plant with an option to buy.

The Addison, Texas-based company produces engineered oil and gas measurement stations, custom or standard meter tubes, power supply equipment, production equipment, and fabricated buildings for the gas and oil industry.

No dollar figure was given for the project. The company, which looked at other sites in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, said it located in the area to serve the Marcellus and Utica Shale region. The state of Ohio offered Legacy hiring and training assistance.

Previously, Gov. John Kasich said the state had approved the company for tax credits that will reimburse Legacy 55 percent of state income taxes paid over seven years.

“Our team had diligently considered surrounding states, looking for the most strategic position and area to locate, and we are excited about the Brookfield location,’’ Gary Crisp, Legacy’s vice president of operations for northwest, said in a news release.

Tony Chaput, newly appointed vice president of manufacturing for Legacy, said the company intends to have the plant running by the first quarter of 2014.

Legacy employs more than 450 in 14 states. It has 23 sales offices nationwide with 180,000 square feet of manufacturing space – not including the Brookfield plant.

Other services provided by Legacy include electronic flow meters, flow recorders, instrumentation and accessories, as well as services including laboratory analysis, data processing, meter tube inspections/cleaning, installations, maintenance and communications systems.

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