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2015 Columbus 2020 Press Releases

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Exceptional Innovation Moves Technology Headquarters to Westerville

Release date: 12/15/2015

Exceptional Innovation, Inc. (EI) is renovating its existing Westerville facility and strengthening its existing workforce as part of a $1.4 million investment in the company. To help support the company’s global expansion initiatives, the company will add new jobs in Westerville to develop, test and implement new interactive television hardware products and software platform features for the hospitality industry. The Westerville facility will now serve as EI’s Technology headquarters.

Columbus-Based FacilitySource to Expand its Central Ohio Workforce by 40 Percent

Release date: 12/15/2015

Locally based facilities management solutions provider FacilitySource will add 125 new jobs while expanding its presence in the Columbus Region to accommodate anticipated growth over the next three years. The company expects to outgrow its current location at 200 East Campus View Blvd., and plans to consolidate operational functions as part of a planned relocation within Columbus. The company will make a final decision on the specific facility location in 2016.

MedVet Associates, LLC to Open Second Columbus Region Facility, Expand Workforce

Release date: 12/15/2015

MedVet Associates, LLC, a leading specialty healthcare center for pets, has announced it will add a second facility in the Columbus Region. The company’s commitment of $1.65 million will be used to purchase and renovate a 42,000 square foot space at 350 East Wilson Bridge in Worthington, located adjacent to its 57,000 square foot headquarters facility at 300 East Wilson Bridge. The investment will bring 99 jobs to the Columbus Region.

Japanese Company Nippon Rika, Inc., to Open U.S. Manufacturing Facility in the Columbus Region

Release date: 12/15/2015

Nippon Rika, Inc., a distributor of mica insulation materials for motors and generators, today announced plans to open its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Morrow County. The total investment of $1.93 million will include construction of a new 16,250-square-foot facility, land costs, training, and new materials and equipment.

Pactiv, LLC to Invest $4.5 Million to Grow Columbus Facility, Offering New Jobs

Release date: 12/15/2015

Pactiv, LLC, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of food packaging and foodservice products, today announced a $4.5 million investment in their Columbus facility on Westbelt Drive. The investment will be used to add at least two new production lines and will bring 65 manufacturing jobs to the Columbus Region.

Columbus 2020 Honored for First Place Win in Economic Development Marketing at Annual Site Selector Forum

Release date: 12/10/2015

Columbus 2020 was honored as a first place winner for the Columbus Region website at the annual Competitiveness Conference & Site Selection Forum held by the Mid-America Economic Development Council (EDC). The website was recognized in the Large Division Marketing Program category of the Economic Development Awards.

Columbus 2020 Releases October Economic Data

Release date: 12/2/2015

The Columbus Region’s unemployment rate continues to fall—down to 3.6 percent as of September, compared to 4.5 percent in Ohio and 5.1 percent nationally—while the Region’s economic development pipeline remains robust. Columbus 2020 was engaged in 148 active projects in October— up 15 percent since the start of the year.

Italian Company Sofidel Group Chooses Columbus Region for New U.S. Manufacturing Facility

Release date: 11/4/2015

Italy-based Sofidel Group has announced plans to locate a new U.S. manufacturing facility in the Columbus Region. Pending required approvals and favorable due diligence, the facility will be located in Circleville.

International Economic Development Council Elects Columbus 2020’s Kenny McDonald as Committee Chair of the Performance Oversight and Monitoring Committee

Release date: 10/27/2015

The Board of Directors of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Columbus 2020 President and CEO Kenny McDonald as Committee Chair of the Performance Oversight and Monitoring Committee. Appointments were announced at IEDC's 2015 Annual Conference, which was held October 4-7, in Anchorage, Alaska. McDonald was also reappointed to the IEDC Board of Directors, and its governance committee, which he has served on since January 2015.

Atlantic Pacific Equipment to Open New Columbus Region Facility

Release date: 10/26/2015

Atlantic Pacific Equipment, Inc. (AT-PAC) today announced plans to open a new warehouse and logistics facility in Marion. The new facility at 2565 Harding Highway East will service the company’s Midwest and Northeast markets.

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