Columbus, OH – The Columbus Region will add 50 new jobs as SRI Ohio, Inc., expands into another manufacturing facility adjacent to its existing facilities in Lancaster. Today’s announcement confirms that SRI Montreal/SRI Ohio, Inc., will be consolidating its operations in the Columbus Region. SRI is making an $8.2 million investment to move its Canadian operations.
For more than 30 years, SRI has been printing and decorating glass containers for world-class brands such as Constellation Brands, Pernod Ricard, Diageo and Samuel Adams Ales. Its manufacturing facility has been located in Lancaster since June of 2010, leveraging the Region’s transportation and logistics infrastructure. Consolidating its manufacturing location will streamline operations and bring the total number of employees to 120. The new jobs are expected to be senior/supervisory-level and production positions.
“We take great pride whenever one of our city’s companies decides to expand here in Lancaster,” said Mike Pettit, economic development director for the City of Lancaster. “We consider this growth and continued partnership a true validation of Lancaster, Fairfield County and the Columbus Region as a manufacturing location.”
SRI’s $8.2 million investment will include $2.2 million for the building at 991 Mill Park Drive and $6 million for manufacturing and engineering-related costs.
“Our Columbus Region facility has been an ideal manufacturing and distribution location, and this consolidation presents a tremendous opportunity to improve our organizational efficiencies,” said Jean- Charles Briere, president, SRI. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with this wonderful community.”