Auto Supplier Chooses Greenfield
Excitement is high in Greenfield as Corvac Composites, LLC has begun to renovate and equip a 175,000-square-foot manufacturing facility shuttered three years ago. Cormac, a leading supplier of plastic components to the automotive industry, was looking for an existing building close to its customers. The Highland County facility ts their company philosophy as they manufacture with recycled plastics and believe in “recycling everything,” said Corvac President and CEO Jim Fitzell.
The Michigan-based company found buildings to meet their needs in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. But the final decision was about more than just a structure.
“We only want to be where we are wanted,” said Fitzell. “It was the people! It was that Greenfield wanted us, JobsOhio wanted us, CDBG wanted us, Appalachian Partnership wanted us, DP&L wanted us. Ohio wanted us!”
Corvac uses thermoform manufacturing to make high volume air flow management and water detection systems for the auto industry. Different from injection molding, their process uses a single side mold and vacuum to create the product shape.
The first production line will be staffed and trained in February requiring about 30 machine and assembly operators and quality and maintenance technicians. The first products will be shipped by late March. Corvac is partnering with OhioMeansJobs of Highland County for hiring.
Over $10 million in new machinery and equipment will be located at the Greenfield facility, the company’s sixth U.S. production facility. Corvac will ramp up production over a three-year period and is planning to hire over 175 employees.
Working to bring the company to the area took many months and many partners including the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, JobsOhio, Highland County Economic Development, the Village of Green eld, Dayton Power and Light, and Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation. Corvac also received an Ohio Tax Credit.
From ASSETS Q4 2015