Palmer-Donavin Expands in the Columbus Region, Investing $800,000 and Creating 20 New Jobs

June 2, 2021

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Columbus, Ohio – Palmer-Donavin, a Columbus, Ohio-based leader in building material distribution and door fabrication, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Union Township, Ohio, investing $800,000 and creating 20 new jobs. Hiring for production and warehouse positions will begin in May 2021.

Palmer-Donavin plans to add a second shift of workers at its facility located at 1120 O’Neill Drive, Union Township, to meet growing customer demand for its products. The company is putting its investment toward facility improvements and machinery and equipment, allowing it to increase distribution capacity, reduce lead times, improve efficiency and better position the facility to meet growing product demand for entry doors.

“With the tremendous growth we experienced in 2020, expanding our door fabrication operations in the Columbus Region is critical to the future success of our company,” said Palmer-Donavin President and CEO Robyn Pollina. “By investing in a second shift at our Union Township facility and increasing our Ohio workforce, Palmer-Donavin will be building upon the impressive momentum we’ve created over the past year.”

Founded in 1907, Palmer-Donavin’s commitment to providing quick and convenient service, a great selection of top brands for their dealers, as well as building high levels of expertise among their staff, has helped it establish an enduring business foothold in the Columbus Region and beyond. The company currently operates seven additional facilities in the Midwest, servicing 10 states.

“We are excited to expand our operation to an evening shift,” said Palmer-Donavin Talent Acquisition Manager Tom Rodgers. “The new shift will open up opportunities to those who are seeking hours outside of our traditional dayshift. The hours for our new shift are 3:30pm – 12am. As an employee-owned company, we are committed to offering a competitive starting wage of $17.60+ an hour coupled with an unmatched benefits package including quarterly bonuses, stock ownership and comprehensive benefits. As we continue to build out the second shift, we will be adding a production crew for which we are actively seeking applicants.” Candidates can apply at

Home to over 1,700 manufacturing establishments with nearly 90,000 employees, the Columbus Region represents the future of new manufacturing. The local manufacturing sector spans industries such as automotive, retail and consumer goods, boasting a highly skilled workforce available to meet companies’ hiring demands. Union Township is located in Licking County, which is home to an estimated 176,862 residents.

“Palmer-Donavin’s expansion is further evidence of Ohio’s economic momentum as we emerge from the pandemic, demonstrating the optimism we are seeing in our manufacturing sector,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “This project will bring 20 new advanced manufacturing jobs and strengthen Palmer-Donavin’s presence in the Columbus Region, where the company first established its operations.”


About Palmer-Donavin

For more than 100 years, Palmer-Donavin has been committed to providing exceptional customer service. A leader in building material distribution and door fabrication, we are built from employee owners who believe in putting in the hard work to earn relationships one order at a time. Our tagline is “We Deliver More” — products, expertise, and solutions that help our customers succeed. Learn more at For questions, please contact Jenna Koenig, Digital Marketing Specialist at

About JobsOhio

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 Follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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

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