Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., Dover, Ohio, broke ground July 15 on the second phase of its expansion project. The project involves a 30,000-sq.-ft. addition to its West Third Street facility, which includes R&D space, training areas, offices and a cafeteria. The addition is expected to cost $15.1 million.
Leading the groundbreaking was Bill Stokey, president and CEO; Mike Stokey, executive vice president; and Steve Stokey, executive vice president. State Director Dallas Gerber, State Representative Al Landis, Dover Mayor Richard Homrighausen and other local dignitaries were in attendance.
The first phase of the project, a 60,000-sq.-ft. addition at Allied's Deeds Drive facility, was completed in December. "The air-conditioned, high-tech manufacturing areas, as well as the modern training and café facilities, were the first steps toward establishing world-class facilities in Dover," Steve Stokey said. "We learned a great deal throughout the design and construction process and we are incorporating many of the lessons learned into phase two."-
Allied was one of several companies that received state approval for a job creation tax credit. It expects to create 30 full-time-equivalent jobs, generating $1 million in additional annual payroll within 3 years of the project's initial operations, and retain existing employment levels in Dover for the term of the tax credit.