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Ridge Invests $11 Million in New Manufacturing

Thermoplastic maker will nearly double employment in SE Ohio By Terry Troy Ridge Corporation, an Ohio based manufacturer of thermoplastic materials, will invest more than $11 million to expand its production in Muskingum County, doubling the size of its facility while almost doubling the size of its workforce in Southeast Ohio. The project was done […]

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Glove Maker Invests in New Plant

American Nitrile builds most advanced U.S. manufacturing facility here By Terry Troy Some people know how to make lemonade from lemons. Others apply that principle to markets that emerge in time of crisis. To help meet the surging demand for medical and non-medical latex-free nitrile gloves, American Nitrile, a newly launched Columbus-based company, is building […]

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NAM’s Timmons Addresses Manufacturing Concerns

Issues include labor shortage, infrastructure, tax increases and vaccine mandates By Terry Troy While most of us were getting ready for the upcoming holiday at the end of last month, Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), took to CNBC to talk about the important issues facing manufacturers not only […]

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Custom Glass Solutions to Add 148 Jobs

Glass systems maker expands Ohio operations By Terry Troy Custom Glass Solutions (CGS), North America’s leading producer of large format, laminated glass systems, recently announced major growth initiatives at both of its Ohio manufacturing locations. CGS has been operating since 1974 in Upper Sandusky and expanded operations to Fostoria in 2019. Over the next three […]

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Ohio PPE Makers Hit National Stage

Purchasing organization partners with five manufacturers By Terry Troy With the recent surge of the COVID Delta Variant, it’s likely we’ll still see the need for PPE manufacturing until at least the end of the year and possibly beyond. CHAMPS Group Purchasing and its parent organization The Center for Health Affairs recently announced a partnership […]

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Lordstown Motors Gets a Second Chance

EV truck maker to get $400 million from hedge fund By Terry Troy Following what could only be described as a tumultuous six weeks, it looks like Lordstown Motors near Warren may not be dead after all. The company will be receiving an infusion of $400 million from a hedge fund managed by New Jersey-based […]

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Molding a New Future

Findlay plastic manufacturer invests $7.2 million to expand By Terry Troy Findlay Machine and Tool (FMT), a plastic injection molding company, will invest $7.2 million to further expand its operations in Findlay, adding 50 jobs. This will bring the company’s total local investment to over $40 million over the past 36 months. With the expansion, […]

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Six Factors for Successful Adoption of M4.0

National Association of Manufacturers offers some insight By Terry Troy Like it or not, the fourth industrial revolution is here. Manufacturers that fail to familiarize themselves with it will be left behind. In a world that only speeds up, manufacturers need to embrace technologies that let them shift operations quickly and seamlessly. Manufacturing 4.0 (M4.0) […]

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Manufacturers Expand in Columbus, Cincinnati

Palmer-Donavin and Heartland Steel Products announce investments in Ohio By Terry Troy Two manufacturers, one a manufacturer of custom warehouse solutions, the other a leader in building materials distribution and door fabrication, have announced plans to invest almost $1.5 million to existing operations in Ohio. Heartland Steel is investing $650,000 to expand production capacity at […]

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Peddling its Pedals

Peloton to break ground on first factory in Ohio By Terry Troy Troy Township in Wood County will be the site of Peloton’s first manufacturing facility in Ohio, the company announcing that it will break ground on a new facility this summer. The $401 million capital investment is expected to bring over 2,100 jobs to […]