New Projects to Create Nearly 100 Jobs

More companies are finding success in Ohio because of the state’s positive business environment.


John Gibney
Regional Growth Partnership Phone: 419/252-2700 x314

Three New Projects in Northwest Ohio Expected to Create Nearly 100 Jobs

TOLEDO, Ohio – Three Northwest Ohio companies are committed to bringing nearly 100 new jobs and $21 million in capital investment following approval of state incentives at today’s Ohio Tax Credit Authority meeting.

The three projects were led by the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP), JobsOhio, and local economic development officials. The RGP serves as Northwest Ohio’s network partner for JobsOhio, the private, nonprofit organization established to drive economic development by growing jobs and attracting new capital investment to Ohio.

“This is more good news for Northwest Ohio and the state as we continue landing successful projects which have made Ohio the top state in the Midwest for job growth over the past year,” said Gary Thompson, vice president at the Regional Growth Partnership and director of JobsOhio’s northwest region.

Tiffin, Ohio-based Taiho Corporation of America, announced plans to create 35 new jobs with a capital investment of $13 million for development of a new production line.

The automotive parts manufacturer received a Jobs Creation Tax Credit and a Business Investment Grant from the state. The RGP worked closely with the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation in facilitating the project.

Eagle Railcar Services in Cairo, Ohio, (Allen County) will create 28 new jobs and invest more than $5 million to expand its operations. The company, a railcar maintenance repair business, received a Workforce Training Grant and Job Creation Tax Credit from the state. The RGP and the Allen County Economic Development Group worked collaboratively in completing the project.

The third project involves the establishment of a new distribution center for electrical equipment and components. NRI Industrial Sales will set up the new distribution center in the Village of Delta in Fulton County. The company will invest more than $3.6 million and create 30 new jobs. The state awarded the company a Job Creation Tax Credit and low interest financing. Along with the RGP, Fulton County Economic Development and the Village of Delta worked together in moving the project forward.

“More and more companies are finding success in Ohio because of the state’s positive business environment that’s complemented by the region’s talented workforce, strong infrastructure, and easy access to markets,” said John Minor, JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer.

JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit corporation designed to lead Ohio's job-creation efforts by singularly focusing on attracting and retaining jobs, with an emphasis on strategic industry sectors in areas of statewide and regional strength. Using a private-sector approach, JobsOhio will work at the speed of business, enabling Ohio to be more nimble and flexible and thus more competitive in its economic development efforts.

The Regional Growth Partnership is a private, nonprofit development corporation dedicated to fostering local, national and international economic growth opportunities for Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. The RGP serves as Northwest Ohio’s network partner for JobsOhio. 

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