BROOKFIELD - A Texas-based manufacturing company tied to the oil and gas industry this morning announced plans to open a 73,000-square-foot facility in Brookfield.
Legacy Measurement Solutions, Inc., formerly known as J-W Measurement Company, has decided to pass on opportunities to develop in neighboring states and instead open its facility in Trumbull County.
The company, which manufactures, supplies and services gas measurement equipment used in the natural oil and gas industry, plans to hire 150 workers and to be operating by first quarter of 2014.
"We are pleased to be sharing in this great opportunity with the Northeast and Ohio specifically which is a strong growth market for us," said Gary Crisp, vice president of operations for Northeast of Legacy Measurement Solutions.
The announcement comes about 10 days after Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced the state of Ohio had approved the company for an Ohio Tax Credit.
The project was part of a cooperative development effort that included the Youngstown / Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce.