Categories: Advanced Manufacturing

Ohio’s advanced manufacturing capabilities and the companies who produce goods in Ohio have made our state one of the best places to do manufacturing. Manufacturing companies find abundant construction-ready sites for manufacturing plant space as well as front office and operations, and to emphasize our focus on manufacturing capabilities, Ohio invests $12 billion for R&D efforts each year. Traditional and additive manufacturing companies find a pro-business climate and manufacturing incentives, grants and economic development programs to build their plants and factories. With the 3rd largest manufacturing workforce in the U.S., our manufacturing companies find the talent they need to deliver their products. 

If you are considering a relocation or expansion of your manufacturing capabilities, partner Ohio for your growth plans. The Jobs Ohio team helps manufacturing companies find the best locations to take full advantage of our robust supply chain, geo-graphic access to U.S. markets and Foreign Trade Zones that open access to global markets.  

Learn what other advanced manufacturing companies are doing here in Ohio. 

APackaging Group Builds New Injection Molding Manufacturing Plant in Ohio

The company chooses to expand in Ohio for a rural community with a strong labor force and community to support growth
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APackaging Group (APG), an international leader in the development, manufacturing, and packaging of cosmetics and beauty products, has announced plans to expand operations in Northwest Ohio. The California-based company is expected to hire 135 people to produce up to 500 million plastic dispensing pumps for the health and beauty industries.

American Nitrile Launches Ohio-Based Glove Manufacturing Operations to Meet PPE Demand

This facility will produce approximately 3.6 billion nitrile gloves per year, reducing national reliance on foreign production
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The COVID-19 pandemic significantly increased global glove demand, resulting in critical shortages. U.S. medical facilities and businesses across industries are dependent on foreign suppliers. To meet the surging demand for medical and non-medical latex-free nitrile gloves, American Nitrile will build the most advanced U.S. manufacturing facility dedicated to producing nitrile gloves for healthcare, government, and industrial use.

R.W. Beckett Overhauls Ohio Operations, Following Acquisition of N.J. Company

Company’s new operations will include substantial employee training to teach new and existing employees the skills required to build the newly purchased product
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R. W. Beckett Corporation, North America’s leading manufacturer of oil combustion products used in home heating, hot water pressure cleaning equipment, as well as numerous other custom commercial and industrial applications, purchased the assets and product rights of Westwood Products, a New Jersey Company. Beckett will move these assets to North Ridgeville, Ohio, where the acquired products will be produced.

Nexus Engineering Group Expands in Multiple Ohio Locations

Expansion will include its headquarters in the city of Cleveland as well as engineering operations in Maumee, Ohio
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Nexus Engineering Group LLC will expand both its downtown Cleveland headquarters and engineering operations in Maumee, Ohio, cementing the engineering group’s commitment to better serve clients in the region and engage with the Ohio’s diverse talent pool.

Findlay Machine and Tool Doubles Production Capacity Size in Ohio

Ohio provides the company with efficient access to some of the biggest markets in the Midwest
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Findlay Machine and Tool, a leading custom-injection molding company, will relocate to a new facility in Findlay which can accommodate its more than 30% annual growth rate. Company CEO Dave Feldman attributed the region’s inherent knowledge base in advanced manufacturing as a key factor it the decision to expand in Findlay, as well as the area’s proximity to market.

Winesburg Chair CompanyPlans 3-Phase Expansion in Holmes County

Winesburg Chair plans to build a new space and invest in automated equipment and computerized machines that will improve production output to meet growing demand
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Following seven-year growth, Winesburg Chair, LTD, a sawmill and furniture manufacturing business, plans to construct 80,000 sq. ft. of new space for manufacturing, warehousing, and office functions.

Path Robotics Grows Workforce and Production Capacity in Ohio

Ohio-based artificial intelligence robotics company responsible for designing the world's first truly autonomous robotic welding system will expand its headquarters in Columbus.
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Founded in 2018, Path Robotics is the only company in the world offering turnkey, robotic welding systems capable of autonomous welding. Path Robotics is expanding in Ohio, increasing production capacity and its workforce. Ohio’s “strong talent pool paired with” a “forward-looking manufacturing industry” are among the reasons the company will grow within the state.

Candle-Lite Increases Ohio Workforce to Meet Higher Demand

JobsOhio Talent Acquisition Services will work with the company to identify the company’s talent retention challenges and to build sustainable recruitment strategies.
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Candle-lite Company, one of the largest candle manufacturers in the U.S., experienced significant growth during the COVID-19 pandemic and needs to hire over 80 workers for immediate employment in its manufacturing operations. With the help of the JobsOhio Talent Acquisition Services program, Candle-lite can find qualified workers from Ohio’s manufacturing workforce, the third largest in the U.S.

Ohio’s Location and Infrastructure Benefit Modula’s U.S. Growth

Ohio’s Location and Infrastructure Benefit Modula’s U.S. Growth

Antonio Pagano, CEO of Italy-based Modula Incorporated, speaks with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef about the advantages of investing in Ohio
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Italy-based Modula sought to grow its presence in the U.S. In 2020, the company invested $26.5 million to build its second U.S. manufacturing facility in Franklin, Ohio. Antonio Pagano, CEO of Modula Incorporated, Modula’s U.S. manufacturing branch, discusses why Ohio’s culture and logistics assets benefit Modula, how partnerships in Ohio supported the project, and why other companies should consider Ohio.

Transcendia, Inc. Expands Manufacturing Operations in Ohio

Expansion will support growth with existing customers and opportunities in new sectors
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Transcendia, Inc., a global market leader in manufacturing specialty films, has announced plans to expand its facility in Hebron, Ohio, investing $41 million and creating 36 new jobs.