ADVICS to expand its Lebanon operation

February 26, 2014 by  

ADVICS Manufacturing Ohio Inc., a Lebanon company that supplies auto parts, plans to expand its facility and buy new equipment, investing approximately $100m in the process.

The expansion will be the single largest investment the company has made in Warren County in the 25 years it has operated here. Company officials expect the project to be finished by late 2015, and anticipate adding about 100 new jobs over the next two years.

ADVICS currently employs about 670 people at the Lebanon plant, which makes control products and brake calipers. Machinists make brackets and castings for the calipers, assemble the entire device, and apply a coating to prevent rust. Those who work on the control products make computerized devices that help prevent loss of control. The new hires will bring the number of employees here to more than 700.

The expansion will add almost 65,000 square feet to the plant, with most of the money going to buy upgraded equipment to handle an anticipated increase in the number of electronic stability control units produced. The increase is thanks to business ADVICS won from a new customer, an automaker that remains unnamed.

ADVICS is located in Kingsview Industrial Park, and its success is expected to draw new companies and new investment to the area. The company could work with brochure printers to explain its products, describe the qualities it desires, and invite people to apply for jobs.