New Projects Expected to Create More Than $51.8 Million in Investments



(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the approval of assistance for seven projects set to create 660 new jobs and retain 3,333 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $39 million in new payroll and spur more than $51.8 million in investments across Ohio. Projects approved by the TCA include:

NORTHEAST
Berkshire Refrigerated Warehousing LLC (Berkshire Refrigerated), Sheffield (Lorain County), expects to create 90 full-time positions, generating $5 million in new annual payroll, as a result of the company’s new project in the village of Sheffield. Berkshire Refrigerated provides non-contract refrigerated warehousing and storage services. The company provides storage for both refrigerated and frozen foods as well as services for processing, preparing, and packaging foods for contracted companies. The TCA approved a 1.462%, eight-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

NORTHWEST
Motion Controls Robotics Inc. (Motion Controls), Fremont (Sandusky County), expects to create 18 full-time positions, generating $1.2 million in new annual payroll and retaining $4.9 million in existing payroll, as a result of the company’s expansion project in Fremont. Motion Controls manufactures robotic case packing, robotic palletizing, and machine tending; large-scale end-of-line robotic packaging and handling systems; vision-guided systems; robotic simulation; AVG systems; and intelligent robotic systems. The TCA approved a 1.198%, six-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

SOUTHEAST
Chillicothe Kenworth LLC and Roadforce Companies LLC (Chillicothe Kenworth), Green Township (Ross County), expects to create 119 full-time positions, generating $7.5 million in new annual payroll and retaining $4.8 million in existing payroll, as a result of the company’s expansion project in Green Township. Chillicothe Kenworth LLC provides installation of value-added parts and accessories to Kenworth and other heavy-duty trucks before delivery to the customer, offering customization options for end users. Roadforce Companies LLC manufactures dump truck bodies for customers. The TCA approved a 1.481%, five-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

Evans Food Group Ltd., Portsmouth (Scioto County), expects to create 40 full-time positions, generating $1.5 million in new annual payroll and retaining $4.3 million in existing payroll, as a result of the company’s new location project in Portsmouth. Evans Food Group is a manufacturer of snack foods. The Ohio operation focuses on manufacturing of pork rinds. The TCA approved a 1.097%, six-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

McWane Inc., Coshocton (Coshocton County), expects to create 50 full-time positions, generating $2.6 million in new annual payroll and retaining $31.6 million in existing payroll, as a result of the company’s expansion project in Coshocton. At its facility in Coshocton, McWane manufactures ductile iron piping used in underground infrastructure, as well as utility poles that are in demand in hazard-prone areas, i.e., wildfire, and hurricanes. The TCA approved a 1.372%, six-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

SOUTHWEST
REV4 LLC, Cincinnati (Hamilton County), expects to create 43 full-time positions, generating $4.7 million in new annual payroll, as a result of the company’s new project in Cincinnati. REV4 provides staffing and talent services in the analytics, data, and IT fields. The TCA approved a 2.000%, eight-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

Synchrony Bank, West Chester Township (Butler County), expects to create 300 full-time positions, generating $16.5 million in new annual payroll and retaining $182.5 million in existing payroll, as a result of the company’s new location project in West Chester Township. Synchrony Bank, under the umbrella of Synchrony Financial, is a leading consumer financial services company that specializes in providing customers with a unique set of financing solutions. The company partners with leading retailers, including co-branded and private label credit cards, promotional financing, and CareCredit for medical expenses. The TCA approved a $1.464%, nine-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.