Ohio Metal Processing, a recycler of precious metals, will locate in a production plant in Jackson, Ohio. The project is expected to create 90 jobs.
The company plans to locate in the 80,000 sq. ft. site formerly occupied by Ohio Precious Metals.
“We are excited today to announce our plans to locate in Jackson creating new, high-paying jobs for a wonderful community with a knowledgeable and experienced workforce,” said Dale Johnson, President and Managing Director of Ohio Metal Processing. “This is a very opportune time for our company with copper and silver prices at or near market highs, while Jackson provides us with a logistically convenient location to our suppliers and the consumers of our products.”
JobsOhio is working with Ohio Metal Processing to provide expertise in job hiring and training through its Talent Acquisition Services program. The JobsOhio TAS program is intended for companies that are expanding in, or are new to Ohio. Additionally, JobsOhio is providing a $125,000 Revitalization Grant to help renovate the building to meet the company’s needs.
“This is the first processing site of its kind in the United States and an exciting announcement for the community of Jackson and Jackson County,” said Mike Jacoby, president of OhioSE. “This development is a good example of how JobsOhio, OhioSE and the private sector can work together to create new opportunities that help southeastern Ohio become more resilient.”
According to JobsOhio and Ohio Southeast Economic Development, the company utilizes patented sustainable technologies to recycle base metal substrates plated with precious metals from a wide range of scrap materials and industry bi-products.
Jackson County Economic Development Partnership CEO Sam Brady said, “this first of its kind in the United States metal processing project shows the great strength of manufacturing diversity Jackson County and southern Ohio has to offer, and our community looks forward to being part of Ohio Metal Processing’s success for years to come.”