A leading manufacturer of engineered thermoplastics and custom packaging solutions has announced plans to expand its Northwest Ohio operations, creating new jobs and investment for the Paulding County community.

Spartech LLC, located in Paulding, Ohio, will invest $1.6 million in new machinery and equipment and add 20 new jobs to support growing customer demand. The company’s goal is to improve efficiencies with greater automation to better service customers.

“Spartech is excited about the opportunities this substantial investment brings, which reflect our commitment to growth, innovation, and improving operational efficiencies. It includes the acquisition of a state-of-the-art piece of equipment which will bolster our production capacity and empower our teams to deliver superior products to our valued customers.”

– Jim Elliott, Spartech CEO

Spartech, with headquarters in Missouri, employs more than 1,000 people at 16 locations nationwide, including 100 currently at its Paulding facility. From sustainability to supply chains, the company proactively addresses key critical issues by providing innovative solutions across a wide range of industries.

With many plant locations, the company had options for where to expand, but ultimately chose its Northwest Ohio facility because of stable workforce production as well as its proximity to the customer base.

“Spartech’s decision to expand its operations in Paulding County reflects the supportive manufacturing environment that has been built and advanced here in Ohio. With access to critical infrastructure and an existing customer base, Spartech continues to show its confidence in Northwest Ohio by bringing 20 new jobs and a significant technology investment for its newest lines in Northwest Ohio.”

– J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio President and CEO

Spartech also recognized the strong collaboration amongst economic development groups in moving the project forward, including JobsOhio, the Regional Growth Partnership and Paulding County Economic Development.

“Spartech has long been an integral part of the Paulding County economy. This investment into the Paulding facility is just another great example of a national business understanding the incredible workforce and work ethic of Paulding County and northwest Ohio overall. We are thankful for the RGP and JobsOhio encouraging continued investment into this facility and look forward to growing and collaborating with the Spartech team even more in the future.”

– Tim Copsey, Director, Paulding County Economic Development.

The expansion is expected to begin in the next several months.

The Regional Growth Partnership is the lead economic development organization serving 17 counties in Northwest Ohio. As a private nonprofit development corporation, the RGP is dedicated to fostering regional, national and international business investment opportunities across the region. The RGP serves as Northwest Ohio’s network partner for JobsOhio. Visit www.rgp.org for more information.

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 Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

At Spartech, everything we do is focused on helping make the products we use, and the world in which we live, safer, easier and better. From new, lightweight materials for electric vehicles, to sustainable packaging solutions for consumer goods, to protective canopies for military aircraft, Spartech solutions are found in every corner of our modern world. And where you find Spartech, you will find innovation. In products that are more recyclable. Use less energy. Create more value. We are Spartech. One company with a single purpose: To Make It Better.