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Employee will not[,] … directly or indirectly, own, manage, operate, control, be employed by, participate in or be associated in any manner with the ownership, management, operation or control of any business similar to the type of business conducted by the company at the time of the termination of this Agreement. The term “business similar to the type of business conducted by the company” currently includes any business that designs, manufactur[es], sells or distributes motors, motor drives or motor controls.
1 The court’s inquiry focused solely on the business activity restriction. The two-year time period and one-hundred mile area covered by the covenant were not at issue in the appeal.