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Rolls-Royce invests $10 million in Mount Vernon, Ohio site.

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Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today marked the construction of a new $10 million office building at its Mount Vernon, Ohio manufacturing site.

The two-story, purpose built office facility will house approximately 300 people from the Rolls-Royce energy business located at Mount Vernon. Construction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Rolls-Royce site leader at Mount Vernon, Glenn Richardson said: “The construction of the new office building will provide a modern working environment to approximately 300 people, enabling us work more efficiently. We are grateful to the City of Mount Vernon and the Mayor’s office for their ongoing support of this project.”

Mount Vernon Mayor, Richard Mavis said: “Rolls-Royce is a significant employer in Ohio and a long-standing contributor to our local economy in Mount Vernon. I am pleased that the City of Mount Vernon has been able to assist with improved parking facilities, and eventually, upgraded sidewalks and intersections. I would like to wish the team at Rolls-Royce every continued success.”

The celebratory ground-breaking ceremony was also attended by Carol Grubaugh, Executive Director of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce, Mark Ramser, former President of the Mount Vernon-Knox County Community Foundation, Rolls-Royce plc Chief Operating Officer, Mike Terrett and Rolls-Royce energy business Chief Operating Officer, Mark McDonald.

The new offices will provide employees with a modern, open plan working environment, which enables different teams to work together and share ideas.

Following completion of the new building, plans will proceed to demolish the Tech Center building (formerly Mount Vernon Bridge Company) along North Adams Street, off of West Chestnut Street.

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