We began occupying the facility in early September of 2014, even though the contractors were still finishing up some small punch list items. The center has 4,000 square feet of office, conference and training space and 16,000 square feet of technology development space. The machinery and equipment is starting to roll in the doors and we hope to be fully operational very soon. We are very grateful to the U. S. Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration, the State of Ohio and the D'Arcy Fund for their financial assistance in making this center a reality.
The Ohio Energy & Advanced Manufacturing Center (OEAMC) was officially incorporated several years ago as a 501(c)(6) organization dedicated to creating and facilitating consortia that assists companies in transforming themselves into entities that can aggressively compete in the emerging advanced manufacturing and alternative energy business arena. We have been housed within the offices of the Allen Economic Development Group for the past several years and owe them a debt of gratitude for believing in our mission.
The long term goal of the center is to assist U.S. manufacturing companies with industry-driven research and development activities.
The anticipated outcomes of our activities include:
1) Growth of existing companies by re-shoring American jobs,
2) Commercialization of new technologies,
3) Creation of new companies, and
4) Creation of new jobs
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