Polyfill to expand Sidney operations

Staff report

DAYTON – Polyfill plans to expand its Sidney, Ohio facility and add 30 new jobs, the company announced Monday, contingent upon approval of additional state and local support.

Polyfill President Andrew Meshew said Sidney’s central location, the region’s dedicated skilled workforce, and Ohio’s favorable business environment led the company to expand in Sidney.

“The Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership, Dayton Development Coalition, JobsOhio and the Ohio Development Services Agency team provided us with tremendous support throughout this entire process,” Meshew said. “We’re excited to expand in Sidney and remain in a region wellsuited

for our industry.”

The announcement comes after the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 1.18 percent, six-year Job Creation Tax Credit for Polyfill Monday morning.

“Polyfill has been an excellent corporate partner for our community and we’re thrilled they plan to continue to grow and provide new opportunities for the people here,” said Mike Dodds, executive director of the Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership. “We are grateful to the city of Sidney, the DDC and JobsOhio for their collaboration on this project.”

Polyfill supplies ethylene-based acoustical barrier materials to the automotive, commercial and industrial markets. The Sidney plant employs more than 50 people, and will add employees as the new line becomes operational.

The expansion will include an additional extrusion line and is expected to double existing capacity in new resin product. An existing recycling line will be relocated to Polyfill’s Sidney regrind plant.

“Our region has a strong manufacturing history, and Polyfill’s investment in its Sidney operations speaks to why that sector continues to grow,” said Julie Sullivan, the Dayton Development Coalition’s Vice President for Business Development. “We believe they have a great future in Shelby County.”

Staff report