A Complete Ecosystem to Mold Your Success

Ohio offers access to a supportive innovation infrastructure, skilled talent and comprehensive supply chain forming the complete ecosystem for plastics and rubber companies to succeed.

The plastics and rubber industry in Ohio leads the nation with more than 1,800 establishments operating in the state, producing $5.49 billion in products in 2014—the largest volume of plastic and rubber products in the U.S. (by GDP). Our industry-leading plastics and rubber ecosystem is driven by:

Supportive Innovation Infrastructure 

Our world-class research network includes private and public research institutes, along with government and academic research facilities. Together, they invest almost $10 billion annually in research and development, so you can move your innovations to commercialization fast. 

Thriving Talent Pool

Over 10,000 engineers and engineering technicians graduate every year from more than 80 Ohio colleges and universities, including eight universities with dedicated polymer science programs, ensure you have access to skillled talent for immediate ramp-up and long-term growth.

Comprehensive Supply Chain 

Ohio has a dense concentration of plastic and rubber processors, supported by mold and tool makers, machinery manufacturers, and resin compounders and distributors to decrease the cost of business and increase efficiency.

If you are looking to locate or expand your plastics and rubber operation, welcome to the complete ecosystem.

Welcome to Ohio. 


Glenn Richardson
Managing Director
Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Aviation
Lee Crume
Director of Sales, North America
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