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Columbus, Ohio – Tosoh America Inc., a chemicals and advanced materials manufacturer, has announced plans to expand its facility in Grove City, Ohio, investing $8.4 million and creating 40 new jobs. Hiring for a range of positions will begin immediately.
Tosoh America will increase its current facility at 3600 Gantz Road in Grove City by 30,000 square feet, using 20,000 square feet for distribution and 10,000 square feet for manufacturing. This additional space will help the company strengthen its new product production, distribution and quality assurance capabilities. The company will invest $4.5 million for building costs and $3.9 million for machinery and equipment.
“The Columbus Region is a key location for distribution and offers us a robust talent pool,” said Tosoh America Vice President and CFO Jim Shaffer. “Expanding in Grove City will help further our success as we increase our distribution capabilities and production capacity.”
Established in 1989, Tosoh America is the parent company to the rapidly expanding number of Tosoh Group companies within North America. The company’s facility in Grove City has been in production for 40 years and currently boasts a staff of 292 full-time employees.
“We are thrilled that Tosoh America, a long-standing community partner, is expanding in Grove City,” said Grove City Mayor Ike Stage. “The company’s 40 years of support and additional $8.4 million investment demonstrates their ongoing commitment to the Region.”
The Columbus Region represents the future of new manufacturing. Alongside traditional industry giants, the next generation of visionary leaders is emerging with new goods for the modern consumer. More than 1,700 manufacturers employ more than 85,000 people in the Region. Grove City is located in Franklin County, which is home to an estimated 1,291,981 residents and several manufacturing companies.
“The Columbus Region’s talent and location provide a strategic advantage for Tosoh to manufacture the highest-quality diagnostics products and get them to market quickly,” said JobsOhio Vice President and Head of Economic Development Dana Saucier. “Tosoh is a longtime partner in Grove City, and we are excited it chose to bring 40 new jobs at its headquarters campus.”
About Tosoh America Inc.
Established in 1989, twenty-five years after Tosoh set up its first US office, Tosoh America, Inc. is today the parent company to the rapidly expanding number of Tosoh group companies within North America. In addition to integrating the corporate activities of its subsidiaries, this regional headquarters is working to expand Tosoh’s business lines and operational capabilities within North America. Tosoh America is headquartered in Grove City, Ohio.
The Tosoh Group America companies, held under Tosoh America, are engaged in advanced technology fields ranging from the manufacture and sale of semiconductor and solar materials, to the sale of medical diagnostic instruments, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and bio-separation media, and a wide range of other chemicals and advanced materials. These operations encompass manufacturing, distribution and sales, regulatory and technical support as well as equipment servicing, serving customers in the IT and high-tech, chemical, pharmaceutical and medical industries.
About Columbus 2020
As the economic development organization for the Columbus Region, Columbus 2020’s mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth across 11 Central Ohio counties. In 2010, hundreds of business and community leaders developed the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy, and the Columbus Region is now experiencing the strongest decade of growth in its history. Consistently named among the best economic development organizations in the country, Columbus 2020 expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the Columbus 2020 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.
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