Greenfield Products Increases Full Time Employees to Highest Number EverOctober 29, 2019
Greenfield, Ohio: October 28, 2019 –– Greenfield Products, longtime Highland County company and proud ‘Made in the USA’ manufacturer recently announced a company expansion that will enable them to go above fifty full time employees (FTE). Established in 1959, they have always had operations in Highland County.
The company has a line of marine products that they market throughout the country and a finishing division that provides powder and e-coating services to industry.
The success of the powder/e-coat operations has brought the need for more space and more full-time employees. In addition, Greenfield Products is investing in a new infrared oven which will enable more efficient heating of product, freeing up powder coat operations for more throughput.
“Our project driver was to improve efficiency on our finishing line which allows us to be more competitive, expand our capabilities and extend our services to additional industries,” said Rachel Sawyers, Greenfield Products General Manager.
The project will bring a significant increase in FTE from 43 to 67. Although a relatively small investment in M&E, it gives the company the ability to further expand operations and take on new business in the powder division.
Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG), JobsOhio network partner in southern and eastern Ohio worked with the company to obtain a $30,000 JobsOhio Grant to support the expansion project.
“The Greenfield Products expansion is significant for the company and the community,” said Katy Farber, APEG VP. “APEG is pleased that we were able to help the company with this new investment––in equipment and employees––to improve their competitiveness in the marketplace.”
In addition to company funds and the JobsOhio Grant of $30,000, Highland County OhioMeansJobs is currently evaluating on-the job-training for new employees.
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