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Display refurbisher doubles employee base in Batavia

CKS Solution, Inc. in southwest Ohio's Batavia Township is a story of a fast-growing, innovative manufacturing startup founded in February 2008.

Since its founding, CKS has more than doubled its U.S. workforce from 26 earlier this year to 57 today. That kind of growth earned it Cincy Magazine's Manny Award for job growth. The Manny's celebrate growth and innovation in manufacturing.

CKS high-tech video display service provider repairs and services plasma televisions for well-known companies like Samsung SDI and LG and Dell. The company also customizes video displays, and provides warehouse, warranty and software application services to customers.

Housed in a 72,000-square-foot space, including a 20,000-square-foot environmentally controlled repair area, and 30,000-square-foot warehouse, CKS also has a branch in Seoul, Korea to make it highly accessible to its Asian client base.

"If something happens to your display, it will come here and we'll remanufacture it. And when you receive a replacement product, many of its pieces come from here," said CKS co-founder James Braun, who has worked in the remanufacturing industry for 15 years. "There are some companies that do a portion of what we do however our methods and machinery are one-of-a-kind -- we custom designed and built them for efficiency and we are the only independent plasma remanufacturing company in the U.S."

CKS chose to locate in Cincinnati because of its proximity to a majority of the U.S. population, the site selection help of Clermont County economic development officials and the region's workforce skill level.

Source: James Braun, CKS Solution
Writer: Feoshia Henderson

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