VAN WERT – Trucent, Inc., a Michigan based company, plans expansion to their operations, has acquired the building at 1202 Industrial Drive in Van Wert, and plans to be operational in the spring of 2021.

Trucent is a global leader in fluid recovery and regeneration solutions, including Fluid Separation for Metalworking and Manufacturing, Industrial Fluid Control, Plant Process Optimization, Corn Oil Extraction, and Oil Flow Optimization. Their operation began in 1997 when they discovered a better way to reclaim the oils and metalworking fluids used in automotive manufacturing. They continued to grow and found many industries and manufacturing processes that could benefit from their innovation.

“Having Trucent choose Van Wert for their expansion is a great testament to the business environment here,” said Economic Development Director Stacy Adam. “We are pleased to be able to work with Trucent, local economic development partners and regional and state officials to bring this business to our community.”

Trucent has begun the recruiting process for the Van Wert plant and plans to hire 21 employees with an annual payroll in excess of $1 million. The total project has a planned investment of $12.5 million.