PERU - A Germany-based manufacturer has broken ground on a major expansion in Miami County. The Peru Tribune reports Heraeus Electro-Nite, which makes measurement technology systems used with molten metals, plans to add more than 100,000 square feet of space to its Peru facility and add an as-yet unknown number of jobs.

Plant Manager Jason McCoy says the expansion will double the size of its current facility. He says the project will allow the company to bring its distribution capabilities under one roof.

"A large part of it will be for distribution," McCoy told the publication. "We do the distribution for our final product for all of U.S. and Canada, so a large part of it will be warehouse distribution, but then there will also be additional manufacturing as well."

Heraeus has had a presence in Peru for nearly 30 years. An estimated time frame for completion of the expansion was not provided.

You can read more about the project in the Peru Tribune.