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Folding Carton Company, Bell Incorporated Plans $30 Million Plant In Columbus Ohio Region

One of the largest independent folding carton companies in North America, Bell Incorporated plans to invest $30 million to bring 275 jobs to the Columbus Region with the opening of Bell Ohio, Inc. The specific facility site is yet to be determined, according to Columbus 2020.

“The Columbus Region provides our company with ideal accessibility to better service our customers, and positions our organization for strong near and long-term growth,” said Benjamin Graham, President/CEO Bell Incorporated. “We’re excited to join the ranks of great companies that are growing in the Columbus Region.”

The majority of Bell Ohio, Inc.’s $30 million investment will be in new best-in-class printing and folding carton conversion equipment and facility build-out as well as recruitment and training, Columbus 2020 officials said. Customers served from the Columbus Region facility include Fortune 100 Food and CPG companies. New positions will be available for press operators, machine operators and production employees.

“Bell is an exceptional company that is growing, innovative and focused. We are very humbled by their commitment to the Columbus Region," said Kenny McDonald, President/Chief Economic Officer, Columbus 2020. “We welcome them to Central Ohio and look forward to working with them to succeed.”

“In a consolidating industry, Bell has emerged as one of the fastest growing packaging companies in North America,” said John Minor, President/Chief Investment Officer of JobsOhio. “Given the competition Ohio faced for Bell’s latest growth project, this attraction of the company’s first manufacturing facility east of the Mississippi is a great win for Ohio and the Columbus Region.”

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