Acquisition results in new products, 30 new jobs
On July 19, 2021 R. W. Beckett Corporation, North America’s leading manufacturer of oil combustion products used in home heating, hot water pressure cleaning equipment, as well as numerous other custom commercial, and industrial applications, purchased the assets and product rights of Westwood Products, a New Jersey Company. Beckett will move these assets to North Ridgeville OH, where the acquired products will be produced. The move will require a substantial overhaul of company operations in North Ridgeville and substantial employee training to teach new and existing employees the skills required to build the newly purchased products. The company was awarded a $125,000 JobsOhio training grant to support the project. R.W. Beckett will add 30 new jobs to its current North Ridgeville staff.
“We are thrilled with the opportunity to broaden our portfolio of products and bring new solutions and technologies to our customers,” says Kevin Beckett, President and CEO of the R.W. Beckett Corporation. “We are equally gratified that the partnership with JobsOhio and Team NEO has accelerated our ability to successfully create jobs and grow our investment in Northeast Ohio.“
An economic development team including JobsOhio and Team NEO collaborated with R.W. Beckett to ensure a smooth transition for relocating and growing the operation.
“We are pleased that R.W. Beckett sees the value of moving their newly-acquired assets to Northeast Ohio and that JobsOhio was able to provide a training grant to help the company meet its strategic objectives faster,” said Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler. “Along with JobsOhio and local partners, we look forward to ensuring they continue to grow and prosper in the Northeast Ohio Region.”
About R.W. Beckett Corporation
With almost 85 years of experience in the industry, family-owned R.W. Beckett has built an enduring legacy as a global market leader in oil and gas combustion products used in heating, cleaning equipment, and for custom applications. Developers of electronic safety controls and sellers of HVAC-related products, the Beckett Family of Companies has a presence in more than 50 million US homes.
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 Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.