Edge Plastics Plans Expansion in Mansfield

Growth will bring 67 new jobs to the Northeast Ohio Region

Edge Plastics Inc., a manufacturer of industrial injection molding products, plans to expand as the company continues to reinvest in its product offering. In addition to adding 67 new hires, the expansion will retain 85 employees and add almost 35,000 square feet to Edge’s manufacturing facility in Mansfield.

“Edge Plastics Inc. began manufacturing as D&M Plastics in 1975. The company was started by my parents, Marilyn and David Eckstein and I purchased the company from them in 2005,” said Shelley Fisher, president of Edge Plastics. “Our whole team is so excited to continue our growth in Mansfield and to be contributing to the economic viability of the region. It’s wonderful to see our economic partners work with companies like ours to create jobs and expand our businesses locally and throughout Ohio.”

Citing the Northeast Ohio Region’s proximity to markets and available talent, Edge Plastics, a certified woman-owned business, worked on expansion plans with an economic development team comprising the City of Mansfield, the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, the Ohio Development Services Agency, JobsOhio and Team NEO.

“This is a major investment in Mansfield by Edge Plastics, and we were pleased to work with them throughout this process,” said Barrett Thomas, director of economic development for  Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development. “Our community has long been known as a great location for manufacturers and this expansion by Edge continues to demonstrate that.”

The City of Mansfield appreciates the opportunity to work with and assist Edge plastics as they move forward with this significant investment in their facilities and state of the art injection molding equipment,” said Tim Bowersock, economic development director for the City of Mansfield. “The project confirms Edge Plastics and associated companies’ commitment to their continued growth in the city.”

Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler added, “We appreciate the confidence Edge Plastics and other forward-thinking companies put in the Northeast Ohio Region as they continue to build and grow here. Our business community embraces these visionary leaders, who never stop innovating to meet customers’ evolving needs.”

About Edge Plastics, Inc.

Edge Plastics is a plastic injection molder supplying storage containers to various retail establishments throughout the United States and Canada.  The company’s mission is to continue expanding our product line while investing in state-of-the-art injection molding machines and technology to provide the highest quality products.  Edge Plastics is 100 women owned and a certified member of WBENC. 

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.

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 www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.