Read the entire article by clicking here.A Texas-based manufacturing company tied to the oil and gas industry plans to hire about 150 workers and open a new plant in Brookfield by early next year.Legacy Measurement Solutions Inc. of Addison, Texas, formerly known as J-W Measurement Co., on Friday announced plans to be operational by early next year in a 73,000-square-foot facility owned by Nick Strimbu trucking company near the intersection of state Routes 82 and 7. The company has laid out a three-year operations plan, leasing the space initially with options to buy.Gary Crisp, the company's vice president of operations for northeast, declined to release a specific investment amount, but described it as "significant in the property as well as the community."Legacy expects to ramp up hiring slowly to 150 full-time positions that will generate $6.8 million in annual payroll. Company officials said the location will allow the company to serve its intended markets, including both the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, while also working with the local communities to provide employment opportunities and contribute to the tax base.
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