Goken America Expanding Into New Facility, Adding Jobs in Columbus Region

July 28, 2014

Columbus, OH – Goken America, LLC, a North American based company that specializes in design engineering technologies, today announced it will invest more than $1.39 million to expand its presence in Dublin, Ohio, moving from its existing location to a larger site at 5100 Parkcenter Avenue. The company will also add 15 new jobs to its roster over the next three years. The investment is contingent upon City of Dublin approvals, expected in August.

“The Columbus Region’s workforce quality and the competitive environment were key factors in our decision to expand our presence in Dublin,” said Doug Smith, CEO, Goken America.

Goken America’s current operation is located at 5920 Wilcox Place in Dublin. The new facility on Parkcenter Avenue, which the company has purchased, provides an additional 15,000 square feet of space to accommodate current and future growth.

The company’s investment also includes the creation of 15 new jobs, with positions in design, production engineering and computer modeling. Hiring is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year.

“It is encouraging to see Goken America retain and expand its presence in Dublin with a long-term investment in a new, larger facility,” said Colleen Gilger, economic development director, City of Dublin. “We welcome the high-quality jobs Goken America is bringing to the Region, and look forward to facilitating the company’s future growth.”

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About Goken America
Established in 2004, Goken America is a complete provider of engineering services from concept design through the complete product development lifecycle. We demonstrate our commitment to customer satisfaction by providing thorough training for all of our associates, and by understanding our clients’ cultures and expectations. For more information, visit GokenAmerica.com.

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 ColumbusRegion.com.

Contact:
Kenny McDonald
614-225-6063

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