PRINCETON — Hanson Corporation employees learned Tuesday that the Princeton plant’s parent company intends to shift some of the production line to Ohio.

“We anticipate that this will be a six to nine month month project,” ElectroCraft Inc. Vice President of Global Operations Rick Sepeta confirmed in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

“It is our desire to complete the project without having to separate anyone from the company on an involuntary basis,” he said employees were told.

“We are currently in a hiring mode and our objective is to shift any impacted personnel over to the production teams remaining in Princeton, where we are seeing increased demand. We have also offered to support any employee in good standing who might be interested in relocating to our Ohio factory, where we are also hiring.”

Hansen Corporation, which manufactures precision electric motors at the top of “Hansen Hill” in Princeton, was acquired in 2014 by ElectroCraft

The company was founded in 1907 by Julius W. Hansen, a Princeton jeweler and watch maker who designed the first automatic bell ringing system at the request of a local high school principal. The product launched Hansen Manufacturing Company, Inc.

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