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Canada-Based Hematite Plans Englewood, Ohio, Manufacturing Plant

Hematite Inc., a Tier 1 automotive supplier and manufacturer based in Ontario, Canada, is investing $18 million to build a 106,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Englewood, Ohio.

The facility, which expects to employ 100 full-time workers within three years, will serve as the company’s U.S. headquarters and first production hub as it expands its presence in the United States. The company expects to complete construction in November and begin production in the first quarter of 2018.

Hematite engineers and manufactures acoustics, air and water management components using recycled scrap materials. Describing itself as a “green” company, Hematite started more than 30 years ago as a recycling business that diverted industrial waste from landfills. This green culture continues today as the company continues to find innovative applications for recycled material to treat the underbody of vehicles, according to JobsOhio

The company decided to open a manufacturing facility in the United States to place its facilities closer to its customers, including FCA, VW, Toyota, Ford and Honda. Company executives began looking for a location in the Midwest. They chose Englewood over other locations because of its proximity to customers.

"Our expansion into the United States is a natural evolution for our company as we need to be closer to our customers,” said John Pavanel, President of Hematite. “We look forward to continuing our many great years of service for customers such as FCA, VW, Toyota, Ford and Honda from our Englewood, Ohio facility."

Montgomery County Economic Development, the City of Englewood, the Dayton Development Coalition, JobsOhio and the Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority worked together to help Hematite choose the location in Englewood.


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