WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Portman (R-Ohio) participated in an expansion announcement from PAS Technologies, which is expected to create at least 40 and up to 200 new jobs in Hillsboro.  Through frequent contact with PAS Technologies CEO Phil Milazzo and a recent visit to the company, Portman was pleased to play a role in bringing these much needed jobs to Highland County.

“The expansion announced today by PAS Technologies means quality, high-tech, well-paying jobs for an area that has a highly skilled and talented workforce,” said Portman.

PAS Technologies is an aircraft engine component manufacturer that currently employs close to 100 people in Hillsboro.

“I am delighted to see that PAS Technologies is continuing to invest in Highland County and look forward to working with CEO Phil Milazzo in the future to bring job growth to the area,” continued Portman, who noted that if all three phases of the expansion occur in Hillsboro the final expansion could potentially create up to 200 new jobs.

“This has been a group effort, and I want to commend Commissioner Shane Wilkin and the other Highland County Commissioners, Governor Kasich and his Ohio Department of Development, Congressman Mike Turner, State Senator David Daniels, State Representative Cliff Rosenberger, and Mayor of Hillsboro Richard Zink for helping make this expansion a reality.” 

Portman has made it a priority to work outside the traditional role of a Senate office and get directly involved with those who are considering moving their businesses to or expanding their operations in Ohio.  Portman visited the PAS Technologies facility in February, during which he urged CEO Milazzo to expand in Highland County by highlighting community strengths and a very talented workforce.