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CHEYENNE - A German robotics company has announced that it will open a plant in Cheyenne, bringing 10 or more jobs to the city.

Vulkan Technic, GmbH, builds customized robotics for mass production in the automotive, glass, biotechnology and food and beverage industries.

The economic development organization Cheyenne LEADS said Wednesday that the company liked Cheyenne's central location and closeness to the University of Wyoming and Denver International Airport.

Randy Bruns, chief executive officer for Cheyenne LEADS, said the company plans to hire 10 people by the end of the year and could add significantly more employees in years to come.

"It's going to build slowly," he said.

He said the number of employees will depend on the economy.

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Edgar Caspers, managing director of Vulkan Technic, said he hopes to build a relationship with the University of Wyoming similar to the relationship the company has with a university in Germany.

"We feel that we will be able to attract and retain the skilled people we need," he said.

The company already has temporary offices in Cheyenne and is looking to move in the next few months.

The company said the facility would be its first in North America.

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