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Pixelle Specialty Solutions Announces Expansion in Chillicothe

Pixelle Chillicothe to Restart Ideal Paper Machine #24

Tue Oct 04 2022

Company Name: Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC

Location: Chillicothe

Site Region: Southeast

Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing

Company Profile: As the largest and fastest-growing manufacturer of specialty papers in North America, Pixelle Specialty Solutions® offers a comprehensive portfolio of products that make life look better every day.

Company Website:

Project Summary:

Type of Project: Expansion


  • Jobs committed: 52
  • Jobs retained: 993

Capital Investment: $11,847,833

Timetable: Pixelle has begun the hiring process and will continue into 2023. In addition, the #24 paper machine is expected to be running sometime in early 2023.

Company Need:

The North American uncoated free sheet market is undersupplied due to competitor capacity conversions to packaging grades and current economic and supply chain conditions.  This presents an opportunity for Pixelle to capture underserved market demand by upgrading and repairing its #24 machine, adding efficiency, and a competitive advantage.


“We would like to acknowledge JobsOhio for an economic development grant that will support an employee training program to provide workers with the skillsets required to operate the paper machine safely and efficiently.”
Timothy R. Hess
President and CEO / Pixelle

Why Ohio?

Pixelle selected Ohio because of the favorable cost of doing business and its high-quality workforce.


JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, Greater Chillicothe & Ross County Development