Knight Material Technologies Plans to Grow at Canton Headquarters

Company adds manpower and equipment to meet strong demand

Knight Material Technologies, a leader in custom acid-resistant linings used in highly corrosive processes for the chemical and mining industries, has announced plans to expand their headquarters in Canton. The project will entail investment in new equipment and the addition of 45 new jobs added to the current 92 positions. The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) approved the company for tax credit assistance at its meeting today.

The 100-year-old company, having recently acquired the Electro Chemical Engineering and Manufacturing Co., will be better able to support their customers with the expansion as they leverage the expertise of both companies.

Kevin Brooks, President and CEO of Knight Materials responded to the tax credit assistance, ”We appreciate the support provided by ODOD, Stark Economic Development Board, JobsOhio, and Team NEO contributing to our continued growth in Stark County.”

“We are delighted that Knight Material Technologies has selected Stark County for its expansion,” said Ray Hexamer, President and CEO of Stark Economic Development Board. “This innovative company is continually growing, and we look forward to working with them as they thrive and grow here.”

 “The Northeast Ohio Region is actively focused on the future of the manufacturing industry through new technologies and skilled talent—Knight Materials is making great strides in these areas,” said Bill Koehler, CEO, Team NEO. “Along with our local partners, ODOD, and JobsOhio, we look forward to working with Knight Material Technologies as they strengthen our advanced manufacturing sector in the Northeast Ohio Region.”

About Knight Materials Technologies

Founded in 1910, Knight Material Technologies (KMT) designs, installs, services and manufactures custom acid-resistant linings used in highly corrosive processes for the chemical and mining industries worldwide. Headquartered in East Canton, OH, the company sells products in more than 40 countries with sales offices in Australia and Chile and a fabrication shop in Baytown, Texas. In addition, KMT produces industry-leading ceramic packing media for chemical process and regenerative thermal oxidation systems with customers in a wide range of industrial applications. To learn more about KMT, job opportunities and announcements, 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.