Bob Michaels

June 28, 2010

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Yaskawa America to Build New Motoman Robotics Facility

Yaskawa America Inc. (Dayton, OH) will construct a new facility for its Motoman Robotics division just south of Dayton. The 300,000-sq-ft building will house office and production facilities. Intended to serve as Motoman Robotics's new North American headquarters, the facility will combine a manufacturing plant and a warehouse. Employing approximately 250 to 275 employees, the company may eventually expand the facility by an additional 200,000 sq ft to support future growth.

"Motoman Robotics is extremely happy to be able to maintain its operations in the Dayton, Ohio, region at a premier location for business and retail operations," remarks Steve Barhorst, president and COO of Motoman Robotics. "With the unification of Yaskawa Electric America Inc. and Motoman Inc. into one company (Yaskawa America Inc.), which occurred effective June 1, 2010, and now the finalization of plans for our new state-of-the-art facility, which will allow Motoman Robotics to serve our customers more efficiently, we feel that we are exceptionally well positioned for future growth."

The building design for the facility is under way. Construction is contingent on the completion and approval of financing arrangements, as well as finalization of discussed or pledged Ohio incentives. Subject to resolution of these contingencies, construction is expected to begin in July 2010, with a move-in date of June 2011.

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