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      Company that makes highway signs expanding in RI

      A Rhode Island company that makes electronic highway signs is expanding and moving into a new manufacturing plant in Warwick.

      Smithfield-based SESA makes signs, some of them solar-powered, which use Bluetooth and other technologies to pass on real-time information to motorists, such as traffic alerts, weather advisories and travel times to various locations.

      Most of its clients are state highway departments.

      The company, which opened in 1986, will be moving into a 15,000-square-foot building in the east end of Warwick. Perut says the move will give the company easier access to T.F. Green Airport and Interstates 95 and 295.

      "The place we're in today is 6,000 square feet and we're moving into a place that is 15,000 square feet so we'll more than double our space," said SESA President Philippe Perut.

      With more space comes more jobs. Perut said his company plans to expand its workforce.

      "We're very happy to move, very happy to be in Warwick. It's a great location for us. Our customer base is growing in New England so it's very important for us to stay in New England," Perut said.

      The move is expected to happen in October.

      The Associated Press contributed to this report.