Advanced Manufacturing

Students learn advanced manufacturing skills at Festo, Inc.

Ohio Company’s Apprentice Program Trains Today’s Manufacturing Talent for Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Jobs

April 24, 2017

Companies are adopting advanced manufacturing technologies, but don't have the workforce with the skills to operate the new technology. German-based Festo’s workforce training program combines an associate degree, skills training and on-the-job experience.

U.S. Plastics Industry Seeing Growth in Employment, Plant Expansions

January 13, 2017

Plastics Industry Association report shows a positive outlook for the plastics industry with significant contributions from shale gas related investments. Employment increased 1.4 percent in 2015 and that the U.S. demand for plastics hit a record $295.4 billion.

Amcor Rigid Plastics Plans $40 Million Expansion at Ohio Manufacturing Facility

January 12, 2017

Expansion includes additional 126,000 square feet of manufacturing space, 85,000 square feet of warehouse space and a boost to the 148-person workforce.


New GE Global Operations Center Officially Opens in Cincinnati

Company expects to hire 1,800 employees by the end of 2017
October 26, 2016

GE’s new state-of-the-art, 338,000-square-foot building in Cincinnati will hire 1,800 employees by the end of 2017 as part of the company’s initiative to consolidate operations into four locations worldwide. 

Mar-Bal, Inc. Expands in Northeast Ohio

Premier composites materials and molding company expanding their manufacturing footprint
September 7, 2016

Mar-Bal, Inc. new Painesville plant will utilize automation and new manufacturing processes. Driven by business growth and continuous investment in innovation, Mar-Bal needed to invest in additional manufacturing space in order to meet customer needs.

Future UNITED GRINDING North American headquarters

UNITED GRINDING Breaks Ground on North American Headquarters

Miamisburg Facility Will Create Additional Jobs Over Next Five Years
August 25, 2016

UNITED GRINDING plans to consolidate its Ohio and Virginia operations in the new facility in response to the significant North American market growth over the last 15 years. New facility will include more customer-centric activities, boost operational agility and expand numerous manufacturing offering.