Anomatic received a 50-percent, seven-year tax credit June 27 from the state of Ohio for construction of a 75,000-square-foot production facility in New Albany.

Anomatic received a 50-percent, seven-year tax credit June 27 from the state of Ohio for construction of a 75,000-square-foot production facility in New Albany.

Anomatic is based in Newark, where its offices will remain, and has production facilities in Newark, Naugatuk, Conn., and China.

"Most of our production currently is done in Newark but we need additional capacity, in large part because of our growth with Limited Brands," said Scott Rusch, company president.

The company developed an anodizing system in 1967 and provides customers with colored metal lids for bottles. Anodizing is "an electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish," according to the website of the Aluminum Anodizers Council.

The tax credit is a refundable credit, which means Anomatic will pay all of its income taxes and be refunded 50 percent annually for the term of the incentive.

To receive the incentive, the company must remain in New Albany for 10 years. According to information from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority, the company is investing $8.4 million in "fixed assets, including machinery and equipment."

The 185 new jobs the company plans to create are projected to produce $4.8 million in annual payroll within three years of initial operation at the site, according to information from the state. The project is anticipated to generate $84,000 a year in annual income-tax revenue.

The new full-time workers will earn $12.50 per hour, plus $2 per hour in benefits, according to information from the state. Anomatic also has committed to "hiring at least 10 percent disadvantaged and/or minority persons, as defined by the Ohio Administrative Code."

Anomatic senior adviser William Rusch said the company would like to begin work as soon as possible.

"We'd like our first day of work (in the new building) to be Jan. 1, 2012," he said.

The company is building in business park east.

New Albany City Council on June 21 approved a 100-percent, seven- to 10-year real property-tax abatement for Anomatic. The term of the abatement will depend the type of facility that is built. Business park east has incentives for buildings using environmentally friendly technology, said Jennifer Chrysler, the city's community development director.

Chrysler said the city has developed a program called Environmental Criteria and Opportunity for Sustainability (ECOS), which gives companies in business park east options to build more environmentally friendly buildings. She said companies that earn 30 percent of the total credits available are eligible to receive an abatement for seven years. Companies meeting 45 percent or more of the total credits can receive an abatement for 10 years.

Chrysler said by having ECOS in place, New Albany is creating one of the only "completely 'green' business campuses" in central Ohio.

The amount of abatements offered does not interfere with the city's cost to provide services to the buildings, she said.