Avure Technologies Food Division will open a new site in Middletown, Ohio, for manufacturing, engineering, procurement, and customer service operations. The global leader in contained ultra-high pressure will begin renovations to an existing 50,000-square-foot facility for production of high pressure processing systems, the enabling technology behind advances in food safety and all-natural food products. The company expects to start operations in Middletown in the third quarter of 2013.

"Worldwide demand for Avure's high pressure processing technology is growing at an accelerated pace," says Jan Söderström, president and CEO of Avure Technologies. "Establishing a North American manufacturing operation is a key step in building the global infrastructure to support the rapidly expanding market. It also demonstrates our commitment to maintaining Avure's leadership position and advancing innovation for the benefit of our customers."

"The new manufacturing facility will produce high-quality, high-pressure processing systems at the lowest possible cost. Avure will leverage the industrial infrastructure and the materials expertise found in southwestern Ohio to deliver a great product to our customers," according to Mark Morgan, director of food operations.

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"Our new site meets all the key criteria for efficient press manufacturing, in addition to outstanding proximity to major transportation corridors," adds Matt Rutherford, senior vice president of business development and global sales. "The Middletown facility is well situated to serve our largest and fastest growing market." Avure worked collaboratively with state and city officials as well as the site owner from the start on a facility development plan and incentive package to meet Avure's longterm objectives. "We are excited to have Avure Technologies join our diverse advanced manufacturing and technology community. Our strategic location and the regional availability of a skilled, educated workforce helped to make us a good match," said Denise Hamet, director of economic development for the City of Middletown.

"Avure Technologies' commitment in Middletown further establishes Ohio as a leader in the production of advanced food processing technologies," said David Mustine, JobsOhio managing director for food processing and agribusiness. "Building on this leadership is a priority for JobsOhio."