Advanced Manufacturing


Lincoln Electric’s Wayne Trail Technologies Opens Newly Expanded Facility in Western Ohio

Expansion will bring 50 new jobs to the area
December 5, 2017

Lincoln Electric’s Wayne Trail Technologies, an automation integrator in Fort Loramie, Ohio, celebrated the opening of its newly expanded facility. The expansion will bring 50 new and highly skilled advanced manufacturing jobs to the small town about 30 miles north of Dayton. 


Students learn advanced manufacturing skills at Festo, Inc.

Ohio Company’s Apprentice Program Trains Today’s Manufacturing Talent for Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Jobs

April 24, 2017

Companies are adopting advanced manufacturing technologies, but don't have the workforce with the skills to operate the new technology. German-based Festo’s workforce training program combines an associate degree, skills training and on-the-job experience.

U.S. Plastics Industry Seeing Growth in Employment, Plant Expansions

January 13, 2017

Plastics Industry Association report shows a positive outlook for the plastics industry with significant contributions from shale gas related investments. Employment increased 1.4 percent in 2015 and that the U.S. demand for plastics hit a record $295.4 billion.

Amcor Rigid Plastics Plans $40 Million Expansion at Ohio Manufacturing Facility

January 12, 2017

Expansion includes additional 126,000 square feet of manufacturing space, 85,000 square feet of warehouse space and a boost to the 148-person workforce.


New GE Global Operations Center Officially Opens in Cincinnati

Company expects to hire 1,800 employees by the end of 2017
October 26, 2016

GE’s new state-of-the-art, 338,000-square-foot building in Cincinnati will hire 1,800 employees by the end of 2017 as part of the company’s initiative to consolidate operations into four locations worldwide. 

Mar-Bal, Inc. Expands in Northeast Ohio

Premier composites materials and molding company expanding their manufacturing footprint
September 7, 2016

Mar-Bal, Inc. new Painesville plant will utilize automation and new manufacturing processes. Driven by business growth and continuous investment in innovation, Mar-Bal needed to invest in additional manufacturing space in order to meet customer needs.