Speaker of the Ohio House Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) announced today that Ahresty Wilmington Corporation plans to create 100 new manufacturing jobs following the state's approval of funds for a roadwork project that will improve access to the facility. 

“I’m pleased to see that this project will encourage job and business growth in southwest Ohio,” said Rosenberger. “It is my hope that we will continue to see progress in this part of the state and that we can encourage forward momentum for all of Ohio’s families.”

The City of Wilmington was awarded a $514,000 Roadwork Development Grant to build a new roadway connecting U.S. 68 and Cuba Road in Union Township. The announcement follows approval by the state's Controlling Board on Monday.

"Ohio is helping to create jobs by working with businesses to overcome barriers and promote economic growth," said Peterson. "Wilmington is open for business again."

The project will involve the construction of a new secondary entrance south of the facility, a railroad crossing and installation of a traffic light at the corner of U.S. 68 and the new Airborne Connector roadway. 

Roadwork Development Grants are administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency. The grants assist in funding local road construction projects that support the expansion or attraction of businesses.

Ahresty Wilmington Corporation was founded in 1988 and is the largest automobile parts supplier in southwest Ohio. The company currently employs 690 full-time workers and has committed to hiring an additional 100 workers over the next three years, creating more than $2.8 million in additional payroll. 

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