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HAUPPAUGE, NY-Festo US, headquartered here, plans to scale back its Long Island presence by 2016, Newsday reported. The seller of industrial automation equipment plans to relocate the bulk of its manufacturing and shipping functions to the Cincinnati area in the next few years, sending 125 associated jobs out of the Northeast.

“Long Island has been a great place for us to be, but like many things nothing is constant, and we need to expand our business in another area,” Festo US CEO Rich Huss told Newsday. “We also realized our existing facilities weren’t large enough to handle our future growth.”

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