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Komax starts construction on Springettsbury Twp. facility

Komax Systems York will break ground for a new facility in Springettsbury Township this month, the company’s chief
operating officer said yesterday.

Komax Systems York will break ground for a new facility in Springettsbury Township this month, the company’s chief
operating officer said yesterday.

“The business has been growing rapidly over the past three
to four years,” said Komax Chief Executive Officer Brian Micciche. Komax manufactures machines that create
solar-energy panels.

Micciche said the planned 75,000-square-foot building on Innovation Drive
will allow Komax to add about 50 new positions in engineering and manufacturing
by the end of next year, bringing the total workforce to about 200 employees.
Plans also will allow the facility to double in size.

Komax sold its current location, at 120 North St. in Loganville, to J.A.N.E.,
a partnership between Ned Ensminger and his wife, Judy. J.A.N.E. will lease the
building to Manchester-based Laser Imaging Systems (LIS), which
provides computer laser-printing services. LIS will move from Manchester to Loganville in June 2009, Ensminger said.

Komax anticipates moving into the new facility in spring
2009, Micciche said. The company will lease its current location back from
J.A.N.E. until them.

Komax chose to
stay in York County for a variety of reasons,
including job-creation tax credits, but “the single most important thing was
access to good talent in the area, especially in engineering,” Micciche said.

Komax Systems York is part of the Switzerland-based Komax
Group
.

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