Growing international company to add 40 new jobs
Oldcastle APG, a leading provider of outdoor living and building products – including mulches, soils, precast and concrete accessories – has announced plans to expand their fast-growing lawn and garden business by rehabilitating a factory in Suffield that stood vacant for 10 years. The company was awarded a JobsOhio Revitalization Grant to assist with the project that will bring 40 new jobs to the area.
Oldcastle Lawn and Garden currently has an operation in Springfield, Ohio and enjoys the benefits of access to market from Ohio to service their customers. The Northeast Ohio location is ideally located to meet their customer service level expectations.
“We look forward to beginning a new operation in Suffield and continuing our investment in Ohio,” said Vitor Margaronis, VP/GM of Lawn and Garden Central. “The new Hartville facility will not only create new jobs but also expand our network of partners and suppliers, so we can further contribute to our customers’ success.”
“Portage County is excited to see a site that has laid dormant for many years come back to useful life,” said Bradford Ehrhart, president of the Portage Development Board. “We are grateful for Oldcastle Lawn and Garden’s investment.”
“We are pleased that the company was able to utilize the JobsOhio Revitalization program that supports the acceleration of redeveloping sites in Ohio,” added Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler. “Team NEO, along with our local partners and JobsOhio, welcomes Oldcastle Lawn and Garden to the Northeast Ohio Region.”
About Oldcastle APG
Oldcastle APG is a global provider of outdoor living and building materials, with industry-leading positions in concrete masonry, hardscapes, bagged dry mixes, lawn and garden, and composite decking. As part of APG, Oldcastle Lawn and Garden manufactures and distributes mulches, soils and decorative stone products sold to retail and independent customers in the United States. The company operates over 40 facilities and supplies bagged and bulk goods to garden centers across the country.
About Team NEO
Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of the Northeast Ohio Region. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in the region’s 18-counties; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market the Northeast Ohio Region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. We do this to build a more vibrant regional economy; one that is more talented, equitable, competitive, innovative, resilient and prosperous. For more information, visit teamneo.org.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.