Keithley Instruments moving overseas

SOLON, OH (WOIO) - A local company is taking its work overseas. Keithley Instruments released this statement Wednesday.

Keithley Instruments has announced plans to transition a majority of its manufacturing operations from Solon, Ohio to China, taking advantage of the existing Tektronix factory and operations already established in that region.

Work on the transition will begin immediately and continue through mid 2012. This decision was reached after lengthy evaluation and analysis of a number of alternatives, and was determined to be in the best interest of Keithley's long-term competitiveness.

Keithley will continue to manufacture select products from its Solon facility to support GSA and US government business in Cleveland, as well as support resources for new product introductions, ensuring ongoing quality of its products, and management of the company's overall operations.

Keithley will maintain the rest of its current operations in Solon, Ohio and will be investing R&D, applications, and marketing at the site to accelerate the company's growth.