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HEATH-NEWARK-LICKING COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY
NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2015

STATEMENT BY PORT AUTHORITY PRESIDENT AND CEO RICK PLATT
ON THE EXPANSION OF ARIEL CORPORATION TO HEATH, OHIO

Ariel Corporation is a manufacturer with strong, Central Ohio roots and a model for U.S. manufacturers. Ariel Corpís purchase of the 50,000 square foot spec building from Southgate is great news for the community and for the Aerospace Center. We are fortunate to accept its investment and look forward to future job creation.

With the precision machining work and high-technology products that Ariel manufactures, this new Ariel facility is a perfect fit at the Aerospace Center. I look forward to seeing Ariel thrive in Licking County and continue to realize the full potential the company has in the energy sector. We know. Arielís success is our success.

The Ariel decision to locate in Licking County will be truly validated when the company finds the skilled labor force that we fully expect it will find in our region. We are encouraging people wishing to apply to work at Ariel to visit ArielCorp.com and click on career opportunities in Newark.

Iím proud the role the Port Authority has played over the course of the last dozen plus years to prepare the land for development and create an encouraging environment for manufacturers.

The Port Authorityís Aerospace Center campus has seen progress on three manufacturing-oriented projects in the past year. The campus has opened three spec building in the past four years, all with success. This concentration of activity is unprecedented. With investments by xperion and MISTRAS Group coupled with Arielís news, Heathís ďhot cornerĒ at Kaiser Drive and James Parkway is getting even hotter.

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NOTE TO NEWS MEDIA: A link to the Ariel news release is at http://www.arielcorp.com/Media/News-Story/Ariel-Corporation-Expanding-Production/12884902074/.

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