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Arminak & Associates to Add 50 Jobs, Invest in Columbus Region
June 27, 2012
Columbus, OH – Fifty new jobs will come to the Columbus Region thanks to an investment by Arminak & Associates. The California-based company, a leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of personal care product containers, will utilize a more than 50,000 square-foot manufacturing facility on the Personal Care and Beauty Campus at the New Albany Business Park.
“We look forward to participating in the beauty park and taking advantage of the creative synergies available,” said Lynn Brooks, president of Rieke Packaging Systems, which owns a majority share of Arminak & Associates. “This collaboration is an opportunity to expand Arminak’s footprint and further serve its customers.”
The company selected the Columbus Region after a careful evaluation of other Midwest markets, according to Brooks. He added that the advantages of locating near like-minded businesses in the beauty
park ultimately made the Columbus Region a clear choice for the company.
“Arminak & Associates is another outstanding addition to the Columbus Region and builds on a growing regional strength in the personal care market,” said Mark Kvamme, President and Interim Chief Investment Officer for JobsOhio. “With our network partner Columbus 2020, we are committed to attracting vibrant companies such as Arminak to the state – a place where companies can thrive and generate good jobs for Ohioans.”
The New Albany Business Park’s Personal Care and Beauty Campus is an integrated supply chain hub designed to support companies in the personal care and beauty industry and help them leverage shared and complementary capabilities, supply chain contractors and creative synergies.
“Strategic partnerships and infrastructure investments positioned our community as the ideal location for this supply chain cluster,” said Jennifer Chrysler, director of community development for the city of New Albany. “We are pleased to welcome Arminak & Associates as the newest part of our business park team.”
Columbus 2020 is the Columbus Region’s economic development strategy that leads business attraction, retention, expansion and creation in the 11-county region. Since January, approximately 5,000 jobs have been attracted or retained in the Columbus Region, and the organization’s overall activity level is up nearly 40 percent over last year’s pace.
About Arminak & Associates
Arminak & Associates, Inc., based in Azusa, California, is a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of foamers, lotion pumps, fine mist sprayers and other packaging solutions for the cosmetic, personal care, beauty aids and household product markets. From product conception to production, Arminak will find the right solution at a price and speed to market that is unrivaled in the industries Arminak serves.
About Columbus 2020
Columbus 2020 is a bold public-private partnership that leverages the strengths of the Columbus Region’s talented workforce, small and large businesses, research and academic institutions, and international connections to ignite economic growth and build a healthier, more sustainable future for Central Ohio. The initiative grows our economy by ensuring that our existing companies are growing and thriving, that the world´s leading companies are attracted to the 11-county region, that innovations are cultivated and commercialized, and that our civic infrastructure is continually improving to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world economy. For more information, visit ColumbusRegion.com.
JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit corporation designed to lead Ohio’s economic development efforts by focusing on attracting and retaining jobs with an emphasis on strategic industries in areas of statewide
and regional strength.