By 1812Blockhouse, Press Release
It didn’t take long for another major announcement of new manufacturing investment in the Columbus area after the recent Intel decision.
And while by itself it may not impact the Richland County area as extensively as Intel, the announcement is a harbinger of remarkable growth coming that may well be felt locally.
This time, it’s a $297 million investment in returning the headquarters and manufacturing for Hyperion Companies, Inc. to central Ohio from the Los Angeles area. The result will be the largest new factory in Columbus in a decade.More…
Neo, the character played be Keanu Reeves in The Matrix, makes the following observation:
“You’re afraid of change. I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it’s going to begin.”
Over the last two days, there has been a good deal on online conversation and commentary centering on the announcement by Intel and the State of Ohio about the investment of $20 billion in constructing two state of the art semiconductor manufacturing facilities in western Licking County. The move is the first step in an overall plan that envisions eight factories placed there within ten years.
It’s the kind of investment that generates intense competition between regions and states, each offering attractive incentive packages. It is also the kind of move that transcends the initial investment; it will make the Midwest, and Ohio in particular, a center for what has heretofore been an economic engine for California and western states.More…
Real estate website REJournal shared earlier this week that Fort Worth, Texas-based MAG Capital Partners, LLC, has purchased the former Nanogate North America manufacturing complex located at 150 E. Longview Ave. in Mansfield.
The purchase involved a sale/leaseback transaction, allowing the company, recently purchased by Techniplas, to maintain operations there. The complex produces design-oriented, multifunctional components for many industries, including mobility, aviation, home appliances, and medical, according to the REJournal story.More…
By Lee Chilcote, The Land
Miguel Lugo had his first experiences in the manufacturing industry when he worked for Voss Aerospace in Ohio City, where his mom also worked, for one summer in high school. After graduating from James F. Rhodes High School in Old Brooklyn in 2001, the 38-year-old briefly worked at Auto Zone before landing a job as an entry-level laborer at Talan Products Inc., a metal stamping company in Collinwood.
Sixteen years later, he’s risen the company ranks at Talan from a lowly general laborer to plant and tool room manager – and he’s not done rising yet. This fall, Lugo hopes to begin taking classes for his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). Despite the perception that manufacturing jobs offer little opportunity for advancement, Lugo says he’s making a good living. More…
A national media outlet focusing on covering business development has included Manfield in an important and coveted list.
While efforts continue to attract investment to Richland County, current efforts have attracted the notice of Site Selection Magazine.
This year’s edition of the Top Metros of 2020 placed Mansfield among its list of top 10 cities across the country for new capital investment.
In addition to ranking by number of projects, this year featured a new list highlighting areas on a per capita basis. On its list of “Metros with a Population Less than 200,000,” Mansfield came in at number seven. Lima was the only other Ohio city in the top ten. More…
Special to 1812Blockhouse
In a complaint filed on April 21 of this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) alleged that Jones Potato Chip Co. of Mansfield failed to make full payment promptly in the total amount of $438,673 to four sellers for multiple lots of produce in violation of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). In this case, Jones Potato Chip Co. paid sellers for produce, but not in a timely fashion in accordance with the PACA.
After the complaint was filed, USDA and Jones Potato Chip Co. entered into a consent decision and order in which Jones Potato Chip Co. agreed to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $5,000 for making untimely payments to sellers for produce purchases. More…
By: 1812Blockhouse Staff
The website Industrial Info Resources is reported that a local mill will soon be reopening.
According to the article, which can be accessed here, AK Steel will restart operations at its Mansfield stainless steel mill.
In April, we shared news of a reported idling of the mill by owner Cleveland Cliffs due to decreased sales, which subsequently took place.
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed an administrative complaint against Jones Potato Chip Co. The company, operating from Ohio, allegedly failed to make payment promptly to four produce sellers in the amount of $438,673 from November 2018 through March 2019.
Jones Potato Chip Co. will have an opportunity to request a hearing. More…
Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete vibrators, vibrator monitoring systems and concrete dowel pin drills, has announced that owner Jim Minnich has retired after more than 25 distinguished years with the company.
Jim Minnich led an era of innovation and expansion at Minnich Manufacturing, the business his father started out of a Mansfield gas station in 1968. Under Jim’s ownership, Minnich Manufacturing introduced several innovative technologies, grew to more than 40 employees and moved into a larger manufacturing facility in Mansfield—all with an unwavering focus on meeting customer needs. More…
The Research Office of the Ohio Development Services Agency has issued its most recent compendium of products made in Ohio.
Begun as far back as 2010, the July 2017 listing shows an increasing number of products which are exclusively Buckeye-made. More…