Why Ohio is Where Plastics and Rubber Companies Succeed
Karthik Avadhanula, Advanced Manufacturing Sector Manager, JobsOhio
Recently, Tom Goeke, president and CEO of Milacron, the largest U.S. manufacturer of plastics machinery discussed the North American machinery market, global economy, and talent sourcing while on the Plastics News Executive Forum panel. During the first quarter of 2016, Little Tikes Co., rotational molder of toys was awarded a Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) grant to expand its custom molding business. Also in the first quarter, Plastipak Packaging Inc., earned $1 million in rebates for its Jackson Center facility from Dayton Power and Light Co.
What do Milacron, Little Tikes, and Plastipak have in common? All three industry-leading companies are succeeding in Ohio by leveraging the state’s innovation ecosystem, accessing skilled talent, and utilizing a comprehensive supply chain. Ohio leads the U.S. with one of the best plastic and rubber ecosystems in North America, offering plastic and rubber companies an unparalleled environment ideal for long-term success and strategic growth.
Plastics Companies Access the Formula for Success
In Ohio, companies tap into an innovation infrastructure to advance their product innovations to commercialization with help from collaborative supporters such as PolymerOhio, MAGNET, and National Network Manufacturing Innovation (NMMI) institutes. Ohio is where 28 companies on Fortune magazine’s Global 500 list have operations and more than 1,800 plastic and rubber company establishments access the largest U.S. plastic and rubber talent pool–56,600 strong—to ensure productivity and efficiency for immediate and future success.
Alongside these strengths, Ohio offers companies a business-savvy economic development partner dedicated to your success. At JobsOhio™ we help clients:
1. Realize the full benefits of locating in the leading U.S. plastic and rubber ecosystem from site selection to talent acquisition, and future growth.
2. Connect with the right partners such as MEP network, NNMIs, and academic, federal, and private research facilities throughout the state to facilitate innovation.
3. Maximize efficiency and profitably through strategic proximity to your comprehensive supply chain and customer markets.
If you are looking to expand your plastics or rubber operations, welcome to the complete ecosystem. Welcome to Ohio.