Bocchi Laboratories to Open Second Manufacturing Plant, Add 300 Jobs in Columbus Region

May 20, 2014

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Columbus, OH – Bocchi Laboratories, a full-service contract manufacturer specializing in health, beauty and personal care products, is planning to construct its second manufacturing plant – its first in the Columbus Region. The California-based company’s $20 million investment will bring 300 jobs to the Region, and is contingent upon approval of incentives from the City of New Albany.

“We are excited by the opportunity to expand beyond our home state of California,” said Joe Pender, president/CEO, Bocchi Laboratories. “There were many factors about the Columbus Region that made this expansion the right decision for us, including the Region’s prime access to the eastern United States and a very favorable tax and labor climate.”

The company’s 300 new jobs include management, engineering, logistics and production opportunities. Hiring for the new positions will begin once the 130,000-square-foot expansion is complete, with an anticipated completion date of July 1, 2015.

“The New Albany International Beauty Campus will benefit from Bocchi Laboratories’ expansion,” said Jennifer Chrysler, community development director, City of New Albany. “We’ll be excited to welcome Bocchi Laboratories and we’re proud of the numerous health, beauty and personal care manufacturers located on our campus.”


About Bocchi Laboratories
Bocchi Laboratories is a premiere, full-service contract manufacturer with true professional expertise and decades of experience producing a wide range of cutting edge health, beauty and personal care products. Headquartered in Santa Clarita, Calif., Bocchi Laboratories offers an in-house, state of the art research and product development lab. The company’s FDA registered, OTC drug-licensed facility is capably equipped to manufacture a wide variety of personal care, cosmetic, beauty, skin care, organic, upscale, pet and household items to the highest quality standards. For more information, visit

About Columbus 2020
Columbus 2020 is a 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

Kenny McDonald

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