OH: Battle Motors' Expansion in New Philadelphia to Add 434 New Manufacturing Jobs in Tuscarawas Co. | Trade and Industry Development

OH: Battle Motors' Expansion in New Philadelphia to Add 434 New Manufacturing Jobs in Tuscarawas Co.

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Jan 06, 2023
The new jobs follow the recent expansion of Battle Motors’ electric vehicle production facility in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted joined New Philadelphia, Ohio-based Battle Motors, JobsOhio, Team Northeast Ohio (TeamNEO) and the Tuscarawas County Economic Development Corp. last month to announce the addition of 434 new manufacturing jobs in Tuscarawas County.

The new jobs follow the recent expansion of Battle Motors’ electric vehicle production facility in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Formerly known as Crane Carrier Co., Battle Motors manufactures heavy-duty vocational trucks, including a fully electric chassis, for refuse, recycling, infrastructure maintenance, ground support, agriculture, delivery and general freight.

“Ohio is quickly becoming a powerhouse in the world of electric vehicles, and it’s great to see that Battle Motors is bringing on more staff to support its important role in the heavy-duty truck market,” DeWine says. “There is no better place to be right now than in Ohio, and this is another example of how the state’s strong economy is helping businesses thrive and bring new opportunities for our citizens.” 

The company says it chose to expand in the Northeast Ohio region because of its talent and business-friendly environment. The company already is hiring toward its commitments.

“Challenging ourselves to learn from adversity and to be better every single day has built the exceptional team necessary to reach all our goals. Now we have the manufacturing facility to match,” Battle Motors Chief Operating Officer Cody Boggs says.

The Ohio Department of Development’s Tax Credit Authority has approved a 1.464 percent, 10-year Job Creation Tax Credit to support the company’s growth.

“This is great news for families and communities not only in New Philadelphia but throughout the region,” Husted says. “The local workforce will help support Battle Motors in their innovative EV efforts, underscoring Ohio’s place as a leader in the automotive industry.”

The cross-organization team including the Ohio Department of Development, JobsOhio, Team NEO, Tuscarawas Economic Development Corporation and the city of New Philadelphia worked with Battle Motors’ leadership to bring new jobs to Tuscarawas County.

“Battle Motors’ investment in Tuscarawas County expands [internal combustion engine] production of refuse vehicle chassis assembly operations while adding new space to meet future EV demand,” JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef says. “The diversification of this facility will grow existing manufacturing while creating new EV opportunities for Battle Motors as it more than doubles its workforce with the creation of 434 new jobs.”  

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