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Company's move brings jobs to region

May 23, 2012  |  PIVOTek West Chester Ohio

PIVOTek puts headquarters in Butler County, will add between 40 to 60 new jobs by end of 2013.

By Eric Schwartzberg, Staff Writer

Updated 10:37 AM Tuesday, May 22, 2012

WEST CHESTER TWP. — An international manufacturer recently relocated its headquarters to Butler County and plans to double staffing levels by the end of next year.

PIVOTek, an international manufacturer of fully completed modular construction units, moved from its 18,000-square-foot location in Forest Park to a new 52,000-square-foot lean manufacturing facility at 9525 Glades Drive in West Chester Twp.

The company, now in its second year, created 40 new jobs in 2011 and plans to create at least another 20 to 30 news jobs this year, according to company President Jim Foley Sr.

Staffing will probably increase to between 80 and 100 employees by the end of next year, he said.

PIVOTek is “a pioneering-type business within the construction industry,” Foley said.

“What were are doing in making level-one hospital bathroom pods has really never been done before,” he said. “We have multiple large contracts and several more pending.”

PIVOTek’s type of business signals the beginning of “a major shift” in the construction industry from stick build, where craftsmen show up at a site, to building pods and operating room ceilings in a manufactured environment where the speed to market can be much greater, he said.

Administrator Judi Boyko said PIVOTek’s decision to relocate to the township “further demonstrates the value of our highly desirable location, as well as the importance of investing in infrastructure as a means for attracting quality businesses.”

Foley said the new facility’s proximity to Interstate 275 was a key point of consideration when choosing a location. He also said the site was clean, well kept and “perfectly suited” to the company’s needs.

Community members may view one of PIVOTek’s modular units and meet company staff from noon to 1 p.m. June 1 during a grand opening event that is free and open to the public.