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Candle-lite Company Expands as it Approaches 180 Years in Ohio
Ohio’s logistical network and strong workforce has made the Leesburg location an efficient and productive facility
Company Name: Candle-lite Company LLC
Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Company Profile: Candle-lite is the largest candle supplier to food, drug and mass merchant retailers in the United States and is also America’s oldest candle manufacturer, celebrating 180 years this year.
Company Website: https://candle-lite.com
- Type of Project: Expansion
- Jobs committed: 64
- Jobs retained: 535
- Capital Investment: $3,297,480
Candle-lite Company LLC, a subsidy of Luminex HD&F has been in Leesburg for nearly two hundred years. Earlier this year, an increase in demand prompted the company to look into growth opportunities.
"We’re pleased by the business growth and the demand to significantly increase our staff. By adding an additional shift to the facility, we will be able to scale up production, which will ultimately escalate productivity and reduce the need for weekend overtime. This is a real win-win for our business model, current employees, our new hires, and ultimately the community of Leesburg." - Jason Stevens, general manager of plant operations, Candle-lite
Candle-lite will expand at their southern Ohio manufacturing facility in Leesburg. Ohio’s logistical network and strong workforce has made the Leesburg location an efficient and productive facility for Candle-lite.
Due to the substantial increase, Candle-lite’s candle plant is expanding its workforce by adding a third shift. The project is being assisted with a $130,000 JobsOhio workforce development grant that will help train employees in maintenance, product knowledge and quality and technical skills.
Ohio Southeast, Highland County Economic Development and JobsOhio