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Orbis to Establish New Injection Molding Lines in Urbana

Expansion for Leading Reusable Packaging Manufacturer will Create 46 New Jobs

Wed Oct 12 2022

Company Name: ORBIS Corporation

Location: Urbana

Site Region: Western

Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing

Company Profile: ORBIS is a part of Menasha Corporation, the third oldest family-owned business in the United States. ORBIS provides reusable plastic containers, pallets, dunnage, and bulk systems.

Project Summary:

Type of Project: Expansion


  • Jobs committed: 46
  • Jobs retained: 324
  • Types of jobs: Advanced Manufacturing

Capital Investment: $38,200,000

Timetable: Orbis Corporation broke ground on the project in early October of 2022.

Company Need:

The company is looking to expand a production facility by approximately 50,000 square feet, adding capacity for eight large injection molding machines and five presses to be included in the initial project.

The expansion is needed due to growth for ORBIS and its industry for re-useable packaging solutions to reduce customers’ costs and drive its corporate social and environmental responsibility initiatives.


“This is a very exciting expansion for ORBIS as it will not only provide more manufacturing flexibility to improve throughput and reduce lead times for our customers, but it will also bring new learning opportunities and technology to our current and future Urbana plant associates. For decades, we have been part of the Urbana business community, and we look forward to this new chapter, with enhanced capabilities and state-of-the-art equipment.”

– Bill Ash, President at ORBIS Corporation

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 growth. More than 50 campuses graduate over 13,000 engineers & engineering technicians annually.


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