NASA supplier to add 125 new positions
ZIN Technologies, an award-winning leader in providing advanced engineering services and product development solutions for NASA, DoD, and private industry, announced plans to add 125 new positions. The minority-owned business, with nearly 200 employees in the state, received approval for tax credit assistance at the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) meeting this morning.
The expansion is necessary to accommodate the recent announcement that ZIN Technologies joined a founding leadership team establishing the George Washington Carver (GWC) science park in Low Earth Orbit with Nanoracks-Voyager to reside on the first ever free-flying commercial space station named Starlab. The Starlab GWC Science Park is the world’s first-ever science park in space, ZIN has been providing space science facilities and operating them in orbit for NASA since 2001 and currently operates two major facilities on the International Space Station (ISS). ZIN Technologies will play the role of developing the customer research and lab hardware in collaboration with Nanoracks-Voyager and Lockheed Martin. Two other founding members of the leadership team will also be providing expertise to this public private partnership with NASA; the Ohio State University (OSU) and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA).
ZIN’s Chief Operating Officer Dr. Carlos Grodsinsky states, “ZIN is honored to be part of the founding leadership team and to continue its work developing, integrating and operating space science systems providing commercialization of science and technologies for use on earth and systems for manufacturing of high value materials utilizing the unique environment provided by Low Earth Orbit.”
Local, regional, and state economic development partners – including the city of Middleburg Heights, ODOD, JobsOhio and Team NEO – worked collaboratively with ZIN Technologies to expand in their headquarters located in Middleburg Heights for this important opportunity.
Middleburg Heights Mayor Matthew J. Castelli commented on the announcement, “Middleburg Heights City government regularly collaborates with ZIN Technologies to ensure the company’s continued success in our community, and we are excited that this growth opportunity will bring new investment and jobs to the City of Middleburg Heights and the State of Ohio.”
“As home to such legends as Neil Armstrong and John Glenn, it is fitting that ZIN Technologies’ expansion in Ohio is advancing the next generation of technology that NASA, the Department of Defense, and private industry will deploy in outer space,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. “ZIN Technologies’ investment in Northeast Ohio brings 125 good-paying jobs, further strengthening Ohio’s aerospace and aviation sector.”
“Born out of NASA Glenn Research Center, we’re delighted that ZIN Technologies continues to grow and thrive here,” added Bill Koehler, Team NEO’s chief executive officer. “The Northeast Ohio Region is in the top 2% of U.S. metro markets with active businesses in the aerospace industry. We can say with full confidence that we have the resources and talent to ensure ZIN Technologies’ continued success here.”
About Zin Technologies
ZIN Technologies is an award-winning small business and an AS9100 registered engineering and space flight hardware original equipment manufacturer established in 1957 and headquartered in Northeast Ohio. ZIN is a leader in providing advanced engineering services and product development solutions for NASA, DoD, and private industry. ZIN provides engineering and scientific experts to develop and field space flight science, power processing, power distribution and distributed sensor systems. ZIN began developing space flight systems for the space shuttle, MIR, the ISS and currently the Artemis program’s Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) which then evolved into major subsystems for satellites, space vehicles like the Sierra Space Dream Chaser and launch systems.
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 teamneo.org.
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 Developmen, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.