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Eight Projects Expected to Invest $103.8 Million, Impacting 3,579 Jobs

COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the approval of assistance for eight projects set to create 2,164 jobs and retain 1,415 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in $117.7 million in new payroll, and spur approximately $103.8 million in investment across Ohio.

Projects approves by the TCA include:

NORTHWEST

A.J.M. Packaging Corporation, City of Bellevue (Sandusky Co.) expects to create 150 full-time positions, generating $4.5 million in new annual payroll as a result of the company’s new project in the City of Bellevue (Sandusky Co.). A.J.M. is a national manufacturer of paper products, including plates, cups, bowls and bags. The TCA approved a 55 percent, eight-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

NORTHEAST

Big Heart Pet Brands, City of Orrville (Wayne Co.) expects to create 400 full-time positions, generating $40 million in new annual payroll as a result of the company’s new project in the City of Orrville (Wayne Co.). Big Heart Pet Brands produces, distributes and markets pet food and pet snacks. The TCA approved a 75 percent, 14-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

WESTERN

Navistar, Inc., City of Springfield (Clark Co.) expects to create 300 full-time positions, generating $10.4 million in new annual payroll and retaining $38 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in the City of Springfield (Clark Co.). Navistar manufactures and sells commercial and military trucks, buses and diesel engines, while providing service parts for trucks and trailers. The TCA approved a 60 percent, six-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

SOUTHWEST

PFFA Acquisition, LLC, City of Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.) expects to create 39 full-time positions, generating $3.1 million in new annual payroll and retaining $295,000 in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in the City of Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.). PFFA gathers football data and is a source for data and analysis of games and the players. The TCA approved a 45 percent, six-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

RelaDyne LLC and Four O Corporation, Cities of Springdale and Blue Ash (Hamilton Co.) expects to create 30 full-time positions, generating $2.2 million in new annual payroll and retaining $9 million in existing payroll as a result of the companies’ expansion projects in the Cities of Springdale and Blue Ash (Hamilton Co.). RelaDyne is the parent company to Four O Corporation and offers lubrication services in the automotive, commercial and industrial segments. The TCA approved a 45 percent, six-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

Tech Mahindra (Americas) Inc., City of Blue Ash (Hamilton Co.) expects to create 50 full-time positions, generating $3.3 million in new annual payroll and retaining $2.6 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in the City of Blue Ash (Hamilton Co.). Tech Mahindra provides computer consulting, programming and information technology support to businesses. The TCA approved a 50 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

LOCATION TBD

NuVasive Manufacturing, LLC (Location TBD) expects to create 195 full-time positions, generating $9.3 million in new annual payroll and retaining $5.4 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project at a to-be-determined location. NuVasive is a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine. The TCA approved a 65 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

CDK Global, LLC (Location TBD) expects to create 1,000 full-time positions, generating $45 million in new annual payroll and retaining $3.4 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s new project at a to-be-determined location. CDK Global provides integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. The TCA approved a 75 percent, 15-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.