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Engineered Profiles to Expand into Lawrence County, Ohio

Engineered Profiles LLC, a custom plastic extrusion company, announced expansion plans with the addition of a production facility in Lawrence County, Ohio.

The company will invest $4 million to retrofit the former DOW Chemical Ethafoam plant in Ironton, Ohio, a part of the Southern Ohio Industrial District. Its investment will include purchasing new machinery and equipment to fill the 93,000-square-foot space, with plans to add 10 to 12 extrusion lines within the next five years.

"We are excited to expand our manufacturing footprint in the Southern Ohio Industrial District,” says Mike Davis, president and CEO of Engineered Profiles, about the expansion. "We are grateful for the support of Lawrence Economic Development Corporation and JobsOhio as we expand geographically to better serve our customers while building a healthy manufacturing community full of competitive-wage jobs."

Engineered Profiles, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, currently employs more than 350 associates and offers a variety of solutions including design, extrusion, fabrication, raw material sourcing and tooling. This expansion, according to company officials, is intended to serve as an extension of these services to satisfy current and future growth.

Matt Fenneman, VP of sales and marketing for Engineered Profiles, says, “Our goal is to become a valued partner to our customers, associates and community. We believe this expansion positions us to serve each of these groups well. Not only can we achieve sustainable growth to support our customers’ needs, it’s also an opportunity to create jobs, support the local workforce, and add to our team of long-standing employees.”

The expansion will create 55 new jobs with a total payroll of more than $2.2 million within the next five years. Open positions will include machine operators, tool and die makers, and maintenance professionals.