Janesville Acoustics has decided not to rebuild its Newcomerstown plant.
The 95,000 square foot facility on Enterprise Drive was destroyed by fire last November.
In a statement released today (Wednesday), company officials say they will instead establish a new facility in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Company president David Cataldi says the decision to choose a location other than Newcomerstown is one that they did not take lightly and follows negotiations with three states and considerable internal deliberation.
Key factors influencing the decision include proximity to key automotive customers, the availability of an existing facility large enough to expand operations, and access to a technical college partnership that ensures a continuous stream of skilled workers.
Cataldi says they looked at various ways to maintain a presence in Newcomerstow.
But he says the reality is that the resources the company requires to meet its evolving needs are not currently available in that location.
He adds that Janesville Acoustic greatly values the service of the men and women who were employed at the Newcomerstown facility.
Janesville Acoustics is a leading global producer of acoustical and thermal fiber insulation and molded fiber products.