The Ohio economy is built upon a legacy of strength in manufacturing and innovative thinking. The Ottawa County region is home to companies representing such diverse fields as advanced materials, polymers and advanced manufacturing. The surrounding nine county region of Northwest Ohio sits on Lake Erie and boasts key strengths in transportation and logistics, providing a transportation hub for land, rail, sea and air. All advantages that help Northwest Ohio continue to build in critically important areas that will strengthen the global economy.

Business Expansions

  • Davis Besse Nuclear Power Station
  • Materion Brush Inc.
  • United States Gypsum Company
  • Custom Glass Solutions by Guardian
  • Northern Manufacturing Company
  • ACPO, Inc.
  • Signature Label

Materion Brush, Inc.

In September 2006, Materion Brush, Inc., formally Brush Wellman, selected Elmore, Ohio as the site for a proposed $40 to $60 million primary beryllium facility, also referred to as the “Pebble Plant” for the shape of the beryllium metal produced in the plant. From 2008 to 2012, a detailed E&DP was executed to establish the infrastructure, facilities, and install equipment necessary to operate the facility. Approximately 25 additional jobs were created to operate and maintain the facility. The Pebble Plant opened in May 2010, and was completed under an innovative private-public, cost-sharing partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense.