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Innovative technology has unlocked vast geological energy reserves present in the Utica and Marcellus shale formations underneath Ohio. Together these plays in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania have accounted for 85 percent of U.S. shale gas production growth since the start of 2011.

A recent study from IHS Markit estimates that by 2040, half of all U.S (United States). natural gas production will come from the Ohio Valley. The abundance of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) derived from these shale plays has dramatically changed the energy landscape. Combined with a deregulated energy market allowing for low-cost electricity, and the state’s proximity to end markets, the availability of these plentiful and low-cost feedstocks make Ohio the best option for midstream and downstream investment. That is why the state has seen $90.6 billion (about $280 per person in the US (United States)) in upstream, midstream, and downstream private investment to date.

Every part of the energy value chain is represented in Ohio. This means companies that choose Ohio gain the advantages that come with having an accessible, affordable, and sustainable source of natural gas and NGLs. The availability of these natural resources, along with Ohio’s proximity to U.S. and Canadian markets, its integrated transportation network, its business-friendly regulatory environment, and established infrastructure explain why Ohio is an ideal location to launch or grow an energy-related company.

Learn why Ohio is The Center of American Energy Transformation.

Colgate-Palmolive Upgrades its Liquid Hand Soap Production at Ohio Facility

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Colgate-Palmolive is looking to meet a rising demand for liquid hand soap
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As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, sales of liquid hand soap and sanitizers have surged across the U.S. and several international markets. Colgate-Palmolive Company sought to increase its production capabilities in order to meet this demand. The company will invest in its southeastern Ohio facility in Cambridge.

Crozier Welding Grows in Ohio to Support Nearby Oil and Gas Industry

A JobsOhio Grant will help the company expand and improve logistical efficiencies
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Crozier Welding LLC, a significant supplier of equipment to the oil and gas industry, plans to invest $2.5 million to move to a new facility in order to improve logistical efficiencies and allow for company expansion.

ALTIVIA Expands for a Second Time at Ohio Facility

Company’s existing plant is geographically and strategically located to best meet its key markets and promote business growth
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ALTIVIA, the third-largest merchant supplier of phenol and acetone in the Americas, is upgrading its Haverhill, Ohio, plant for a second time since the facility was acquired in 2015. Ohio’s location and infrastructure is valuable, and the company will continue to capitalize on those advantages.

AMG Vanadium Constructing a Second Ohio Plant, Investing More Than $200 Million

Second facility helps company stay an industry leader
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AMG Vanadium is the only vanadium producer in North America and has been based in Ohio since the 1950s. The company is expanding to meet demand by replicating its existing plant, building a second facility nearby.

Univar Solutions Invests $6.3 Million in New Facility for Recent Consolidation

New operations in central Ohio will bring about 225 jobs
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Univar Solutions, a leading global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services to customers across a wide range of industries, will expand its operations in central Ohio. The company will invest more than $6.3 million and create 225 new jobs.

Pipeline Project Spurs Manufacturing Investment and Job Growth

Unique combination of infrastructure, collaboration and location lead to foreign direct investment on a national-profile project
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JobsOhio’s strategic investment and crucial regulatory coordination and support for the construction of a much-needed pipeline result in early wins for economic development. The new supply of abundant, domestic energy helped the state compete and win the construction of a new manufacturing plant for high-purity nodular pig iron.

DuPont Investing in $200 million Expansion, Creating 46 Jobs

DuPont is expanding its plant in Circleville, investing in its Kapton® film production capabilities
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To keep up with demand, DuPont is investing $200 million and expanding a critical plant in Circleville, Ohio, that manufacturers Kapton® film, which is used in consumer electronics and imaging. The expansion adds to a facility that has been in operation for more than 60 years and currently employs 500 staff members.

Spray Products Acquires New Facility with Revitalization Support

Spray Products Acquires New Facility with Revitalization Support

Revitalized site meets expansion needs of rapidly growing company
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Spray Products Corp. has acquired a facility in Medina to accommodate its rapid expansion. Local, regional and state partners came together to support the revitalization of a vacant Valspar spray facility, which is an ideal fit for Spray Products’ production needs.

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Breaks Ground in Toledo for First Hot Briquetted Iron Plant in the Great Lakes Region

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Breaks Ground in Toledo for First Hot Briquetted Iron Plant in the Great Lakes Region

Toledo site provides necessary infrastructure and proximity to customers
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Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., a Cleveland-based major supplier of iron-ore pellets, broke ground on its first hot briquetted iron (HBI) production plant near the Port of Toledo. The company is investing $700 million in the facility, which will be the only one of its kind in the Great Lakes Region. The plant will create up to 1,200 construction jobs and 130 permanent jobs with an average salary and benefit package exceeding $100,000 a year.

Cliffs Natural Resources Chooses Ohio to Locate First HBI Plant in the Great Lakes Region

130 permanent jobs and $700 million investment are headed to Northwest Ohio​
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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. new plant will play a key role in its goal to produce 1.6 million tons of hot briquettediron per year for the steel market.