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Advanced Drainage Systems Announces $65 Million Hilliard Expansion

ADS’ New Engineering and Technology Center to Advance Innovation, Bring 200 New Jobs

Mon Aug 29 2022

Company Name: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.

Location: Hilliard

Site Region: Central

Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing

Company Profile: ADS is a leading manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe fittings, filters, and other products for water management.

Company Website:

Project Summary:

Type of Project: Expansion


  • Jobs committed: 200
  • Jobs retained: 322

Capital Investment: $10,800,000

Timetable: The company plans to break ground in October 2022.

Company Need:

Advanced Drainage Systems is a leading manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe and ancillary products for use in the construction and infrastructure marketplace. ADS was seeking a location with the capacity to create 200 jobs over five years while pursuing space to accommodate this growth at a new engineering and technology center. The site would comprise an expansion of corporate and engineering operations focused on developing and designing products.


“The ADS Engineering & Technology Center will be the most advanced stormwater engineering center in the world dedicated to product engineering, material science ­­–– including recycled plastics –– and manufacturing technologies. This new facility will accelerate our development of products designed to capture, convey, store and treat our most precious resource. “In this new center, our team of engineers, scientists and technicians will build sustainable solutions that utilize recycled plastics to improve quality of life in communities across North America.”

 – Scott Barbour, Advanced Drainage Systems President and CEO

Why Ohio?

Ohio has been a manufacturing powerhouse for generations. This success is a catalyst for the rise of a large, comprehensive manufacturing industry in Ohio. The numerous manufacturing resources in the state include a renowned innovation network, globally leading companies, and strong industry and academic organizations.

Ohio’s manufacturing sector employs more than 600,000 skilled individuals, the third-largest manufacturing workforce in the U.S. This surplus means there are more dedicated, well-trained workers in Ohio to support your growth. More than 50 campuses graduate over 13,000 engineers & engineering technicians annually.


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