Transcendia Planning Significant Investment in Columbus Region Manufacturing Facility

May 24, 2021

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Columbus, Ohio – Transcendia, a leader in manufacturing and converting specialty films, has announced plans for a substantial investment to expand its Union Township, Ohio manufacturing facility that will create 36 new jobs in the local community. Hiring for machine operators, maintenance technicians, supervisors, material handlers and other roles will begin in 2022.

Transcendia will add 52,000 square feet to its existing facility located at 3700 Hebron Road to support barrier film applications in the healthcare, food and beverage and industrial packaging markets. In addition to adding new job opportunities, its expansion investment will support local businesses both during and after construction is complete.

“By increasing our manufacturing presence in Union Township, we’re becoming a more competitive force in the barrier film market,” said Transcendia COO Tim Thompson. “Investing in new production capabilities gives us more resources to serve our existing customers in new applications and pursue opportunities with new customers who utilize barrier films.”

Founded in 1931, Transcendia operates 17 global manufacturing facilities with a wide range of custom manufacturing and converting capabilities including, film and sheet extrusion, coating, magnetic stripping, cutting and slitting in multiple industries. It serves over 5,000 customers globally who rely on Transcendia’s quick, convenient service, technical support and impressive 98% on-time delivery rate.

“Transcendia’s sizeable investment is a huge vote of confidence in the community’s modern manufacturing capabilities and tremendous logistics offering,” said Licking County Commissioner Duane Flowers. “Like Transcendia, this community has a long and proud history in the manufacturing industry. Built upon a strong foundation of talented workers, the community and companies are accelerating our progress towards an exciting future together.”

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. “Transcendia’s decision to choose Union Township for it expansion and new product lines demonstrates how Ohio is emerging from the pandemic stronger while providing a competitive advantage to companies looking to succeed on a global scale,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “Ohio’s manufacturing sector is stronger than ever, and we look forward to Transcendia’s growing role in our state’s continued economic recovery.”


About Transcendia

Transcendia, Inc. is a leader in custom engineered materials for critical product components serving over 5,000 global customers in multiple markets including healthcare, food & beverage, point of purchase/display, protective & aesthetic, active packaging, industrial and window films. Founded in 1931, the company provides broad material science expertise, an extensive technology platform, industry-leading service and quality and trusted reliability for products used in a variety of applications. Transcendia is headquartered in Franklin Park, IL and operates 17 manufacturing facilities and three distribution centers globally. For more information, visit

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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