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Columbus, Ohio – Alleguard, formerly Fabricated Packaging Materials Inc., announced a $900,000 expansion at its Lancaster location, adding 85 new jobs over the next few years in machine operators, clerical positions, supervisors and managers with hiring currently underway. By adding new equipment through this investment, the company is repurposing its existing space, allowing for new hires to start immediately.
With its 2023 rebrand and capability growth, Alleguard positions its Lancaster location as a leader for Midwest sales to meet the volume and diversity of demands with the Region’s rise to becoming a dominant manufacturing and technology hub. The investment builds on Alleguard’s capacity to deliver custom foam solutions, including EPS Foam components, protective packaging, construction materials and cold chain solutions.
“Lancaster is the perfect place for us to create a Midwest production center capable of meeting our company’s growing demands. The incredible talent pipeline, concentration of manufacturing and logistics companies and business-friendly environment in the Columbus Region is the type of ecosystem we were looking for when we consolidated six diverse brands to come together to create a true leader in engineering, delivery and custom foam solutions,” said Trisha Feely, VP of Human Resources at Alleguard. “We’re excited to continue working within the Columbus community.”
Headquartered in Tennessee, Alleguard has an international network of engineering, operations and sales teams offering a variety of multi-material solutions that serve appliance, automotive, construction, and pharmaceutical industries.
“We welcome Alleguard into our community, consequently strengthening Lancaster’s manufacturing industry base and bringing new opportunities to the community,” said David Scheffler, mayor of the City of Lancaster. “It’s a pleasure to continue building our ongoing partnership to include increased expertise in engineering and logistics solutions”
The Columbus Region represents the future of manufacturing. Alleguard joins a diverse, and protracted manufacturing hub that spans industries from automotive and electronics to machinery, materials, aerospace and consumer goods. Some of the world’s largest brands manufacture products in the Columbus Region including Honda, Boeing, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Whirlpool and Abbott. The Region is home to over 1,700 manufacturing establishments with nearly 90,000 employees.
“Alleguard’s expansion in Lancaster will bring the latest technology to ensure its custom foam solutions are on the cutting edge of supporting its clients in construction insulation, cold-chain, protective packaging and more,” said J.P. Nauseef, president and CEO of JobsOhio. “With its latest investment in the Columbus Region, Alleguard is hiring immediately for 85 new positions to meet growing demand from its rapidly diversifying customer base.”
Fairfield County Commissioners are providing a training grant to Alleguard and utilizing the Fairfield County Workforce Center to support training efforts.
Alleguard a leader in the engineering, delivery, and service of protective foam solutions. Explore their integrated network of manufacturing and logistics hubs to best support your project, manage your budget and protect your business. Formally made up of our six diverse brands, Huntington Solutions, Insulation Company of America, Fabricated Packaging Materials, Drew Foam, AMVIC Building System, and Concrete Block Insulating Systems Inc., they are now proudly combined as Alleguard!
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent
production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
About The City of Lancaster
The City of Lancaster, Ohio, founded in 1800, is home to more than 40,000 residents, making it one of the largest suburban communities in the state. As the county seat in Fairfield County in the south-central part of the state, Lancaster has a long legacy of manufacturing beginning with glassware manufacturer Anchor Hocking. The City of Lancaster has an active port authority that offers creative solutions for those looking to build and grow a business. They have a lower cost of doing business than many municipalities in the region and have invested greatly in infrastructure to develop two several parks.
About Fairfield County
Fairfield County is the fifth fastest growing county in Ohio. With a population of more than 160,000, the county has two major population centers in the cities of Lancaster and Pickerington. The county’s economy is driven by agriculture and manufacturing, but the healthcare industry continues to grow as the county’s population surges. With a focus on developing the county’s workforce, Fairfield County opened the Fairfield County Workforce Center in 2021. This Center partners with Hocking College and Ohio University to offer programming in manufacturing, construction and healthcare to help students find a pathway into careers.
About One Columbus
As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.
One Columbus Media Contact
Alleguard Media Contact
Trisha V. Feely