Coastal Pet Products Plans Expansion in Alliance

Growth will bring 74 new jobs to the Northeast Ohio Region

Coastal Pet Products, a leading manufacturer of pet collars, leashes, harnesses and other products, plans to expand as the company continues to stay at the forefront of the pet industry. In addition to adding 74 new hires, Coastal Pet Products will retain 450 employees at its Alliance location, where the company was founded.

With more than 50 years of experience, Coastal Pet Products is known for its innovative designs and products, including solutions that have been adopted as industry standards.

“We are very proud of our team and grateful to be part of a growing pet care industry as well as northeastern Ohio’s economic development,” said Kim Stout, president, Coastal Pet Products.

Committed to its Alliance roots, Coastal Pet Products continues to rely on the Northeast Ohio Region’s talented workforce, competitive business environment and proximity to markets. Company executives worked with an economic development team comprised of the city of Alliance, Alliance Area Development, Stark Economic Development Board, JobsOhio and Team NEO. They received a JobsOhio Workforce Grant for employee development and training programs to create efficiencies to remain competitive in the marketplace.

“Stark Economic Development Board, in partnership with Team NEO, conducts regular calls with businesses to uncover opportunities,” said Ray Hexamer, president and CEO of the Stark Economic Development Board. “It was during one of these touch points with the executive team of Coastal Pet Products that we discovered an opportunity for the company to expand here with a JobsOhio Workforce Grant.”

“We greatly appreciate the support from the JobsOhio Workforce Grant and are very excited about the future expansion and new jobs that are happening at Coastal Pet Products,” said Rick Baxter, president, Alliance Area Development. “Coastal Pet Products has been an amazing success story and we are so proud to have them in Alliance, Ohio. Alliance Area Development is looking forward to helping support their continued growth and success. 

“Coastal Pet Products is an exemplary model of the entrepreneurial spirit that flows throughout the Alliance business community,” said Joe Mazzola, director of planning & development, city of Alliance. “Starting small and growing over time, Coastal Pet Products is now one of the largest employers in Alliance. Their continued growth, during very challenging times, is a credit to the company’s leadership.”

Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler added, “The ongoing commitment of Coastal Pet Products to the Northeast Ohio Region speaks volumes about their confidence in our workforce, resources and business community. Like so many innovative manufacturers, they recognize the great potential for growth here. We join our local partners and JobsOhio in embracing Coastal Pet Products’ expansion and looking forward to working with them to ensure their continued success.”

About Coastal Pet Products

Coastal Pet Products is a family-owned, American manufacturer and distributor of pet products. Based in Alliance, Ohio, Coastal provides a one stop shop with our extensive dog and cat product lines, partnerships, logistics and customer service. We’re an industry leader focused on quality and operational excellence with a flexible supply chain both domestically and abroad.  Coastal has over fifty years of product innovation and category management, holding more than 30 patents. Coastal’s product development is driven, not only by our market expertise, but thousands of pet loving consumers. All of this enables us to back our products with our Quality Guarantee. 

About Stark Economic Development Board

The Stark Economic Development Board is a private, non-profit organization formed by business and community leaders in May of 1985 to help businesses grow and expand in Stark County. The mission of the Stark Economic Development Board is to strengthen Stark County by driving business growth and leading its economic transformation. For more information, visit

About Team NEO

Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of the Northeast Ohio Region. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in the region’s 18 counties; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market the Northeast Ohio Region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. We do this to build a more vibrant regional economy — one that is more talented, equitable, competitive, innovative, resilient and prosperous. For more information, visit

About JobsOhio

JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.