Categories: Advanced Manufacturing

U.S. Plastics Industry Seeing Growth in Employment, Plant Expansions

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Plastics Industry Association report shows a positive outlook for the plastics industry with significant contributions from shale gas related investments. Employment increased 1.4 percent in 2015 and that the U.S. demand for plastics hit a record $295.4 billion.

Amcor Rigid Plastics Plans $40 Million Expansion at Ohio Manufacturing Facility

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Expansion includes additional 126,000 square feet of manufacturing space, 85,000 square feet of warehouse space and a boost to the 148-person workforce.

New GE Global Operations Center Officially Opens in Cincinnati

New GE Global Operations Center Officially Opens in Cincinnati

Company expects to hire 1,800 employees by the end of 2017
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GE’s new state-of-the-art, 338,000-square-foot building in Cincinnati will hire 1,800 employees by the end of 2017 as part of the company’s initiative to consolidate operations into four locations worldwide.

Mar-Bal, Inc. Expands in Northeast Ohio

Premier composites materials and molding company expanding their manufacturing footprint
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Mar-Bal, Inc. new Painesville plant will utilize automation and new manufacturing processes. Driven by business growth and continuous investment in innovation, Mar-Bal needed to invest in additional manufacturing space in order to meet customer needs.

UNITED GRINDING Breaks Ground on North American Headquarters

UNITED GRINDING Breaks Ground on North American Headquarters

Miamisburg Facility Will Create Additional Jobs Over Next Five Years
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UNITED GRINDING plans to consolidate its Ohio and Virginia operations in the new facility in response to the significant North American market growth over the last 15 years. New facility will include more customer-centric activities, boost operational agility and expand numerous manufacturing offering.

Wall Street Journal Confirms Ohio Valley is Driving Nation’s Gas Production

Abundant natural gas in the Ohio Valley is providing economic benefits for the region and beyond.
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The Wall Street Journal recognizes that Ohio’s abundant natural gas and natural gas liquids provide economic benefits for Ohio and surrounding states. This part of Appalachia is a national driver of gas production. The improved drilling techniques have cracked gas-rich shale formations.

Italian Company, Sofidel Group, Officially Breaks Ground in Circleville

Italian Company, Sofidel Group, Officially Breaks Ground in Circleville

New plant expected to bring 300 jobs to Pickaway County
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World leader in the manufacturing of paper products attracted to Ohio by hard-working talent, location and logistics access.

JobsOhio Workforce Grant Helps Wilmington Company Launch New Training Program

Wilmington Aerospace company has received a workforce grant from JobsOhio to help train 100 new employees in aircraft repair and maintenance.
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Provider of aircraft maintenance, repair andoverhaul services at the Wilmington Air Park received a $315,000 workforce grant to train much-needed technicians.