The recent decision by Edge Plastics to invest in and expand their Mansfield operations has not gone unnoticed by state economic development interests.
That includes JobsOhio, Ohio’s nonprofit corporation created to attract capital investment and to grow jobs in the Buckeye State through a range of attraction, retential, and expansion programs and activities.
On Monday, JobsOhio published a page and news release focusing on Edge Plastics.
The page takes the form of a bullet point list relating to the investment being made. Entitled “Edge Plastics Reinvests In Ohio Manufacturing Capacity,” various numbers and aspects are detailed.
In a related news release, JobsOhio shared,
“Edge Plastics Inc., a manufacturer of industrial injection molding products, plans to expand as the company continues to reinvest in its product offering. In addition to adding 67 new hires, the expansion will retain 85 employees and add almost 35,000 square feet to Edge’s manufacturing facility in Mansfield.
“Edge Plastics Inc. began manufacturing as D&M Plastics in 1975. The company was started by my parents, Marilyn and David Eckstein and I purchased the company from them in 2005,” said Shelley Fisher, president of Edge Plastics. “Our whole team is so excited to continue our growth in Mansfield and to be contributing to the economic viability of the region. It’s wonderful to see our economic partners work with companies like ours to create jobs and expand our businesses locally and throughout Ohio.”
Citing the Northeast Ohio Region’s proximity to markets and available talent, Edge Plastics, a certified woman-owned business, worked on expansion plans with an economic development team comprising the City of Mansfield, the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, the Ohio Development Services Agency, JobsOhio and Team NEO.
“This is a major investment in Mansfield by Edge Plastics, and we were pleased to work with them throughout this process,” said Barrett Thomas, director of economic development for Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development. “Our community has long been known as a great location for manufacturers and this expansion by Edge continues to demonstrate that.”
The City of Mansfield appreciates the opportunity to work with and assist Edge plastics as they move forward with this significant investment in their facilities and state of the art injection molding equipment,” said Tim Bowersock, economic development director for the City of Mansfield. “The project confirms Edge Plastics and associated companies’ commitment to their continued growth in the city.”