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BLUFFTON, Ohio (AP) — A northwest Ohio company that makes equipment for Detroit's automakers is planning a big expansion.

Grob Systems in Bluffton plans to add about 130 jobs.

The Courier newspaper in Findlay (http://bit.ly/Kz9RlY ) reports the company is seeking nearly $11 million in state loans for the expansion.

A state board in Columbus is expected to vote on the request on Monday. Grob says the jobs will pay on average $15 an hour.

The company that's headquartered in Germany makes equipment that is used by automakers to produce engines and transmissions. It currently employs about 300 people in Bluffton.

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