GALLIPOLIS — The Ohio Tax Credit Authority and ElectroCraft Ohio this week committed to creating 30 new full-time jobs at their Gallia County location in Green Township.
The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a .704 percent five-year creation tax credit for the project.
“I was pleased to learn that ElectroCraft would be adding new jobs and investing in their Gallia County facility,” State Rep. Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) said. “ElectroCraft’s continued commitment to this facility shows that southern Ohio is a great place to do business. This announcement and several others demonstrate positive signs for manufacturing in southern Ohio.”
According to Smith, the job creation tax credit plan is one tool that gives incentives companies to bring business to a region. In layman’s terms, ElectroCraft will get a tax break because they are creating 30 new jobs in Gallia County.
“We’re very excited that ElectroCraft chose Gallia County as a location to expand,” said Gallia County Board of Commissioners President Harold Montgomery. “Initially, it’s 30 jobs, but we believe this may lead to (a stronger economic position in the future).”
Montgomery called ElectroCraft a substantial employer in the region and said the company has had a hand in Gallia County since the late 1960s.
“We’re happy anytime we can help a company expand and especially add new jobs to the area,” said Gallia Economic Development Director Melissa Clark. “We work with (Gallia Jobs and Family Services and JobsOhio). JobsOhio specifically got ElectroCraft some revitalization grants and tax credits and training dollars. We’re looking to work with them locally on our OhioMeansJobs center on finding applicants and maybe in the future some (more) grant funds. We try to stay in contact pretty frequently and help where we can.”
According to ElectroCraft’s website, “ElectroCraft Inc. specializes in dependable, application-engineered specialty fractional-horsepower motor and motion products.
The ElectroCraft Powering Innovation custom manufacturing services cover the following products: AC motors, DC motors, brushless motors, gearboxes, servo motors, AC gear motors, DC gear motors, brushless gear motors, stepping motors, linear actuators, integrated motor drives, motor generators, motor speed controls, servo drives, stepping drives, electric circuits for the control and regulation of electric motors, electric controls for electric motors, amplifiers for electric motors, position controls for electric motors, stepping controls for electric motors and electric motor speed sensors.
Dean Wright can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2103.