Polytech America opening facility in Perry Township early next year


Ed Balint
 
| The Repository

PERRY TWP. A company specializing in the food packaging industry will begin production early next year at a facility in Stark County.

The Japanese-based Polytech America is expanding its North American presence by locating in an industrial building at 3021 Saratoga Ave. SW in Perry Township, said Ray Hexamer, president of the Stark Economic Development Board.

Polytech is a “leading film metal lamination company (serving) the food and beverage industry with eco-friendly technology for both protective and decorative uses in the production of food cans, beverage, aerosol cans and more,” according to a news release from Team NEO.

Work has already begun on renovating the building to the specifications of Polytech, Hexamer said.

The economic development official said he also believes Polytech has begun hiring. Positions include engineering, maintenance techs and line workers, he said.

Polytech’s new plans were announced recently by Team NEO in conjunction with the development board and JobsOhio.

“Polytech’s a neat one because … they are a new manufacturer,” Hexamer said. “Some of our projects are (expansions), which is good, too, but it’s always neat to get a new company in town because it’s a very competitive market to attract businesses because every community wants to add new jobs.”

Big investment

The production site is expected to generate 30 jobs and a $15 million investment in Northeast Ohio, the news release said.

Naomi Yabuta, CEO of Polytech America, said the Perry Township location “provides very good access to our customers and our company.

“We are looking forward to establishing solid relationships with local and state business supporting the team for the long term,” Yabuta said in the news release.

Road improvements needed

A short stretch of Saratoga leads from Navarre Road SW past the Polytech site before dead-ending at separate properties used by Timken Steel and the American Road Machinery Co.

Road improvements are planned on the less than a half-mile portion of Saratoga, said Craig Chessler, a former Perry Township trustee and the current fiscal officer.

Grant funding is being sought for the road improvements, Chessler said.

Also supporting the effort is State Sen. Kirk Schuring, R-Jackson Township, Chessler said.

Chessler said the road is in dire need of resurfacing and reinforcement for existing truck traffic as well as future traffic generated by Polytech.

These kinds of opportunities don’t come around that often to a township,” said Chessler, who credited the Stark Economic Development Board “for cultivating this project.”

Room to expand

Hexamer also credited Steve Lazarides, vice president of the Summit County-based CBRE, for connecting Polytech with the Perry Township site.

CBRE is a commercial real estate company focused on the Canton-Akron area and Northeast Ohio region.

“A friend of mine working for a…



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Polytech America opening facility in Perry Township early next year


Ed Balint
 
| The Repository

PERRY TWP. A company specializing in the food packaging industry will begin production early next year at a facility in Stark County.

The Japanese-based Polytech America is expanding its North American presence by locating in an industrial building at 3021 Saratoga Ave. SW in Perry Township, said Ray Hexamer, president of the Stark Economic Development Board.

Polytech is a “leading film metal lamination company (serving) the food and beverage industry with eco-friendly technology for both protective and decorative uses in the production of food cans, beverage, aerosol cans and more,” according to a news release from Team NEO.

Work has already begun on renovating the building to the specifications of Polytech, Hexamer said.

The economic development official said he also believes Polytech has begun hiring. Positions include engineering, maintenance techs and line workers, he said.

Polytech’s new plans were announced recently by Team NEO in conjunction with the development board and JobsOhio.

“Polytech’s a neat one because … they are a new manufacturer,” Hexamer said. “Some of our projects are (expansions), which is good, too, but it’s always neat to get a new company in town because it’s a very competitive market to attract businesses because every community wants to add new jobs.”

Big investment

The production site is expected to generate 30 jobs and a $15 million investment in Northeast Ohio, the news release said.

Naomi Yabuta, CEO of Polytech America, said the Perry Township location “provides very good access to our customers and our company.

“We are looking forward to establishing solid relationships with local and state business supporting the team for the long term,” Yabuta said in the news release.

Road improvements needed

A short stretch of Saratoga leads from Navarre Road SW past the Polytech site before dead-ending at separate properties used by Timken Steel and the American Road Machinery Co.

Road improvements are planned on the less than a half-mile portion of Saratoga, said Craig Chessler, a former Perry Township trustee and the current fiscal officer.

Grant funding is being sought for the road improvements, Chessler said.

Also supporting the effort is State Sen. Kirk Schuring, R-Jackson Township, Chessler said.

Chessler said the road is in dire need of resurfacing and reinforcement for existing truck traffic as well as future traffic generated by Polytech.

These kinds of opportunities don’t come around that often to a township,” said Chessler, who credited the Stark Economic Development Board “for cultivating this project.”

Room to expand

Hexamer also credited Steve Lazarides, vice president of the Summit County-based CBRE, for connecting Polytech with the Perry Township site.

CBRE is a commercial real estate company focused on the Canton-Akron area and Northeast Ohio region.

“A friend of mine working for a…



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