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Succeeding in Licking County

TechR2 Lands in Pataskala

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Succeeding in Licking County

TechR2 Lands in Pataskala

High-Tech Company Finds Home in Pataskala Continue >

Succeeding in Licking County

TechR2 Lands in Pataskala

High-Tech Company Finds Home in Pataskala Continue >

Succeeding in Licking County

TechR2 Lands in Pataskala

High-Tech Company Finds Home in Pataskala Continue >

Succeeding in Licking County

TechR2 Lands in Pataskala

High-Tech Company Finds Home in Pataskala Continue >

Succeeding in Licking County

TechR2 Lands in Pataskala

High-Tech Company Finds Home in Pataskala Continue >

Succeeding in Licking County

TechR2 Lands in Pataskala

High-Tech Company Finds Home in Pataskala

GROW Licking County Community Improvement Corporation and the City of Pataskala, in partnership with Columbus 2020, are pleased to announce a relocation and expansion of TechR2, LLC’s headquarters into the City of Pataskala. TechR2 is a national and global leader in digital data security. The HQ facility will accommodate TechR2’s continuing growth in its media retention and data eradication business operations based in Central Ohio.

Sean Gouhin, who serves as EVP and Corporate Counsel of TechR2, applauded the new relationship, “We recently experienced a significant growth spurt after we were granted a patent for our Tear-A-Byte® Track-Contain-Destroy onsite media security methods. GROW Licking County, The City of Pataskala and Columbus 2020 provided us with an attractive platform through which to house and implement our much needed expansion.” Sepp Rajaie, CEO and founder of TechR2, went on to state, “I have been a resident of the City of Pataskala for many years and am now excited to bring our business into the community that my family has grown to love.”

“I welcome TechR2 to the City of Pataskala. We are always grateful when a quality company, such as TechR2, locates their headquarters in our city,” said Tim Hickin, Council President for the City of Pataskala. “The location they chose on the west side of the city will provide for their continued success. I am optimistic that this move will open the door for other tech based companies to locate to our community. I also want to thank the organizations and individuals who played a key role in assisting TechR2 with this relocation and expansion.”

The relocation and expansion into the City of Pataskala includes the retainage of 17 jobs and the creation of 22 new jobs into this booming marketplace. To learn more about TechR2 and their services, be sure to visit their website: www.techr2.com.

Ohio Pack Hits Home Run in Heath

Ohio Pack, LLC Finds a Home in Central Ohio Aerospace & Technology Center in Heath

Ohio Pack LLC, a manufacturer of the raw material used in flexible packaging for the food industry, announced it will build a new manufacturing facility in Heath, OH, investing nearly $25.4 million and adding 66 jobs over five years. 

The company will build a 135,000-square-foot facility on a 20-acre property located in the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority’s Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center. The new facility will manufacture blown plastic film, one of the raw materials used in flexible packaging manufacturing. Ohio Pack will invest $13 million toward building costs and nearly $12.4 million toward machinery and equipment. Hiring for the manufacturing positions will begin in 2018. 

“The Columbus Region’s proximity to existing food and beverage manufacturing facilities, the availability of real estate suitable to our needs and the support of state and local partners all contributed to our decision to open a facility in Heath,” said Mark Kasberg, director, Ohio Pack. 

“Ohio Pack’s decision to locate at the Port Authority’s Central Ohio Aerospace Center in Heath brings another rail-served manufacturer to our community,” said Mark D. Johns, Mayor of Heath. “Licking County’s large pool of manufacturing workers is well-prepared to bring their skills to the new positions offered by Ohio Pack.” 

The Columbus Region is home to 170 food and beverage manufacturing facilities that generate $17.7 billion in economic output annually. With more than 85,000 manufacturing workers and more than 100 manufacturing-related education and training programs, the Region offers manufacturers a talented, and growing, workforce. 

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Samuel Strapping Systems in Heath

This manufacturer of steel strapping products and an innovative heat treat line unique to North America went from opening its facility in Licking County in 2007 to a successful expansion in 2011. Learn more about how being in Licking County helped fuel its success, enabling the company to triple in size in just 5 short years.

Samuel Strapping Systems in Heath is a complete single source supplier of packaging and unitizing needs. The company manufactures a broad range of steel and plastic strapping, hand tools, edge protection, stretch film equipment and consumable, as well as standard and custom engineered unitizing equipment. Its products and systems can be found in virtually every industry and are supported by a comprehensive sales, customer service and distribution network.

When Samuel Strapping Systems first considered relocation of its facilities in 2006, its team was looking for a site within 30 minutes of its old Franklin County location to help maintain current employees. But they had not ruled out looking at other states.

High on their list of needs were access to electric requirements, close proximity to a rail site and highway, and a strong workforce. “All of our needs were fulfilled in Licking County,” remembers Jack Woodward, Production Manager at Samuel Strapping.

The assistance that Licking County brought to the table was key in enabling the company to make the move. “We worked with Robert O’Neill (Southgate Corporation) in the past and had awareness of the county and a few sites, and he helped us find our location.”

But it was the responsiveness with which Licking County provided assistance, and the spirit in which it did, that truly distinguished the county apart from others and enabled Samuel Strapping Systems’ business to thrive.

“They know who you are, will help you get established and invite you in. With our move to Heath, we had to get approval from our corporate office. The county helped us sell the move internally. We didn’t have to go digging for what we needed. Instead, Rick Platt (Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority) became a best friend to us and helped us navigate everything from land purchase to permits . With another county, we didn’t even get a response.”

Throughout the process, the Samuel Strapping team found that assistance was available when they needed it from the Licking County team – the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority, county and local government and through the community’s very active Chamber of Commerce. The county’s education system and C-TEC programs were helpful, too, communicating with the company to see what workforce training needs existed, then taking that input and creating the programs that were needed.

Heath and Licking County appear to suit Samuel Strapping Systems and its families. Woodward added, “It is very pleasant here and a good place to raise a family. The community feels very comfortable, not intimidating. They want you to succeed and make you feel like an important part of a community that is growing and that is positive. It’s a good climate for doing business.”

Growth has been realized not only within the community, but within Samuel Strapping’s business, too. “Now we are a much larger company, three times the size as we were previously.”

 

Learn more about Samuel Strapping Systems:

www.samuelstrapping.com

1455 James Parkway  

Heath, OH 43066

(800) 323-4424