International Packaging Company Coming to Northwest Ohio

Logoplaste has announced plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Lima, Ohio.

With headquarters in Portugal, Logoplaste will construct a 100,000 square-foot facility for plastic injection molding of food grade containers. The new $35 million project will add at least 50 new jobs at the Allen County site.

“Proximity to a recognized regional plastics cluster, a skilled workforce and business friendly partners made the decision easy,” said Rui Abelho, Chief Commercial Officer, Logoplaste USA.

Logoplaste, with more than 2,300 employees worldwide, is recognized as a leading global designer and manufacturer of value-added rigid plastic packaging solutions to a wide range of blue-chip clients. The company has 64 plants across 16 countries, including its North American headquarters outside Chicago. 

Competition across the Midwest was fierce for this new plant, according to Abelho. He said the Northwest Ohio site rose above other locations because of its amenable business climate and a location providing easy access to market.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Vice Chairman Britt Casey, Jason Lake and Shannon O’Hare led site selection efforts for Logoplaste with the help of Mark Dlott and Wade Elliot of Apex Commercial Group out of Dayton.  Allen Economic Development Group served as a facilitator in bringing the necessary partners to the table.

“Attracting a new company into the region takes a team effort,” said Dave Stratton, AEDG President/CEO. “One of the roles of Allen Economic Development Group is to unite leaders from all facets of the project — township, city, school district, Ohio Means Jobs and Regional Growth Partnership — to bring the best opportunity to the company. We are excited that we have a home for Logoplaste in our Gateway Industrial Park. This international company will be a terrific complement to the manufacturing environment in Allen County.”

Other key partners in the local process included Allen County and its Ohio Means Jobs office, the Port Authority of Allen County, the city of Lima, Perry Township and the Perry Local School District.

The Regional Growth Partnership worked closely with JobsOhio in managing the incentive process which procured a grant through JobsOhio for new machinery and equipment.

“Logoplaste’s new manufacturing facility will bring 50 jobs and more international investment to Ohio,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio President and CEO. “This investment demonstrates Logoplaste’s confidence in Lima’s workers, who will play an essential role in growing the company and Ohio’s economy.”

Logoplaste expects to begin construction very soon with plans to start operations early 2021. Further information on employment opportunities will come in the near future.