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SHARPSVILLE, PA - A Mercer County business is moving operations and 150 jobs to Trumbull County.

Global technology company Laird, announced on Thursday that it will relocate it's Wireless Automation and Controls business from Sharpsville to a new facility located in Warren, Ohio.

The move to the new site will begin in the spring with expected completion by early summer of 2014.

Laird, which employs about 150 people at their current facility in Sharpsville, says it has outgrown the current location and the move to Warren will allow for significant job growth, updated work stations and equipment, as well as other added benefits of a larger facility.

The site will include manufacturing, sales, research and development, finance, after-market service and customer support staff with additional space for future employees.

"Many of our employees, members of the Sharpsville community themselves, will continue on with Laird by commuting to the new location," said Rick Morse, senior vice president and general manager for Laird.

Laird's Wireless Automation and Control equipment allows operators to wirelessly control equipment and processes from a safer location.

With more than 65 years of experience in radio frequency products, Laird says it is one of the largest global manufacturers of industrial radio remote controls for mining, rail and industrial markets.

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