Roppe Company Buys Former Autolite Plant In Fostoria

2/28/18 – 5:12 A.M.

The former Autolite plant in Fostoria has a new owner. The Courier reports Roppe Holding Company CEO Donald Miller recently sent a letter to employees announcing the company was buying the facility. The letter says, “Our future looks bright. President Trump’s new tax plan will allow us to purchase new equipment to produce additional products and improve efficiency.”

So far there’s no word on if the expansion means more jobs. Roppe and Miller have not responded to several requests for comment from the Courier since mid-February. The Blade reports the company is looking at new product lines and needs around 100,000 square feet of factory space.

The Autolite complex covers more than 40 acres of land and has about 500,000 square feet of industrial space.

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