Ridge Corporation Expands in Ohio to Support Sales Growth

Ridge Corporation is doubling size of its facility and nearly doubling the size of its workforce in Southeast Ohio
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Company Name: Ridge Corporation
Location: Frazeysburg
Industry Sector: Automotive
Company Profile: Founded in 2004, Ridge Corporation manufactures advanced composite materials which are fabricated into products used primarily by the transportation industry. The company supplies major makers of trucks, trailers, boats and recreational vehicles with durable and lightweight wall systems, floor units, and aerodynamic products such as trailer helmets and trailer skirts. Ridge’s brands include AeroGreen, Greenwing, Transcore, DiamondPly and PolarX.
Company Website: http://ridgecorp.com/

Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: Expansion
  • Jobs:
    • Jobs committed: 85
    • Jobs retained: 89
  • Capital Investment: $11,000,000+

Company Need:
Ridge Corporation sought to house new equipment additions to stay on the cutting-edge of developing advanced composites that are recyclable, high-performing, and in-demand from its growing customer base nationwide.

Testimonial:

“Ridge’s diversified growth is due to new product and new process development that caters to dynamic customer needs in a responsible green environment. We are impressed with the labor resources in Muskingum County that complement our existing work force.”
– Gary Grandominico, CEO and co-founder, Ridge Corporation

 

“JobsOhio, Ohio Department of Development and Muskingum County assistance will accelerate Ridge’s ability to fulfill a growing customer demand with quality products built by highly trained technicians that understand our unique materials. We look forward to continued expansion in Southeast Ohio to manufacture products used around the globe.”
– Ray McDonald, COO and co-founder, Ridge Corporation


Why Ohio?

Ridge Corporation is doubling size of its facility and nearly doubling the size of its workforce in Southeast Ohio

“We know the Ridge Corporation could have chosen other locations for this expansion, but they chose Ohio,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “The clients who rely on Ridge Corporation products in the U.S. and abroad can rest assured that their items are being built with care and delivered with ease from right here in Ohio.”

In Ohio, automotive companies are pursuing improvements that make cars and components lighter, stronger, and better for the environment. Ohio is centrally located to more than 70% of current North American auto assembly plants and has been named the second strongest state in automotive manufacturing by Business Facilities.

The project will add 107,000 square feet to the existing 125,000 square foot facility. The company also has a plant in Licking County.

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Collaborators:
JobsOhio, Ohio SE, Muskingum County, Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority, and the Ohio Department of Development