Hilco Vision Plans New Manufacturing Facility in Ohio
Published: Mon Jul 26 2021
Company Name: Hilco Vision
Industry Sector: Healthcare
Company Profile: Hilco Vision produces eyewear solutions, including cases, lens cloths, lens wipes, and kits, for retail consumers as well as products and tools for corporate clients.
Company Website: www.hilcovision.com
Type of Project: New Location
- Jobs committed: 200
- Types of jobs: Includes technicians, production operators, and administrative support roles
Capital Investment: $8,100,000
Hilco Vision sought a warehouse, manufacturing, and distribution space to support critical operations. The company wanted the facility to be centralized near major markets to provide product to its U.S. customer base faster, giving Hilco a competitive advantage.
We are excited to expand manufacturing capabilities and reach in the U.S. Hilco Vision has been very pleased with the level of collaboration and support provided by the many teams that have enabled this significant transformation of our organization.
- Ken Miranda -
COO, Hilco Vision
After considering other locations, Hilco chose Fairfield and the Cincinnati region to establish a new 246,000 square-foot manufacturing operation. The company cites Ohio’s strong infrastructure and easy access to the rest of the country as reasons for the investment.
Ohio is a well-established base for companies that need reliable logistics, being just a one-day drive from more than 60 percent of U.S. and Canadian populations. The state also has the third-largest manufacturing workforce in the U.S., providing companies like Hilco with an array of well-trained workers to hire.
Over the next few years, Hilco will establish a world-class manufacturing and warehousing operation at the site. The company will manufacture lens care and personal branding solution products in Fairfield once it begins operations, targeted for the fourth quarter of 2021.