Victory Industrial Products plans Batavia expansion

September 22nd, 2006    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: News

Victory Industrial Products has announced plans to build a 70,000 square-foot facility in Batavia Township.

“Our business is growing,” owner Dale Freeman said. “We have outgrown our current 20,000 square-foot building in Miami Township. The new location in Batavia Township will accommodate this growth.”

The expansion was announced after the Board of Clermont County Commissioners, Victory Industrial Products, and the Batavia Township trustees approved an enterprise zone tax agreement for the new facility Sept. 5.

“We petitioned for a tax abatement for our business and it was granted for nine years with a sixty percent cut,” co-owner Bonnie Freeman said. “My husband Dale and I started the business in 1985 in the basement of our home. Since that time, we have grown considerably. We have 110 employees and the move to Batavia will allow us to quadruple in size.”

Victory Industrial Products manufactures accessory equipment and custom enclosures for backup power generators.

“The generators that you see at facilities or businesses or hospitals get components added to them, and we manufacture those,” said Dale Freeman. “Close to 90 percent of our employees are in production and the rest are in the office. We looked at different locations to expand, but the majority of our employees live in Clermont County so we wanted to stay local. For the scope of this expansion, the tax abatement cinched the deal.”

The $3 million facility will be built at the corner of Clough Pike and Taylor Road in Batavia Township and construction is expected to begin the first of the year.

“Business retention is very important to our economic development efforts. I am glad to see Victory Industrial Products thrive in Clermont County,” said Commission President Mary Walker.

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