Tap Packaging Expands in Northeast Ohio

Innovation fuels growth for company

The Chilcote Company, doing business as Tap Packaging, a leading designer and manufacturer of paperboard packaging solutions, has committed to growing in Northeast Ohio. The expansion will result in 26 new positions and retention of 120 jobs.

The expansion was necessary due to the company’s investment in innovative digital technology, which has provided a market niche and will continue to grow the company. Northeast Ohio had competition with other states but a team of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the City of Brooklyn, JobsOhio and Team NEO worked with the company to secure a building to meet their unique needs.

“This next chapter of Tap’s story has been a page-turner,” said David Chilcote, chairman and third-generation owner. “Fast-growth, significant investments, winning business from major accounts, all within just several years. It’s been high stakes and the employee owners and leadership of Tap have continued to rise to the occasion. We’re thrilled to continue growing in this newly renovated facility in Northeast Ohio – our roots for more than 110 years.”

“Tap Packaging Solutions was founded in Cleveland,” said Joe Roman, president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. “Retaining and expanding our homegrown companies is always our priority. We appreciate Tap Packaging’s continued confidence in Greater Cleveland as the right place for its growing operations.”

“Innovative companies such as Tap Packaging recognize the strong future they can build in Northeast Ohio,” added Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler. “The company’s decision to continue growing here demonstrates its confidence in our talented workforce and accessibility to key U.S. markets. Along with JobsOhio and our local partners, we look forward to supporting the company’s ongoing success in Northeast Ohio.”

About Tap Packaging + Design

Tap Packaging + Design is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative paperboard packaging solutions. Since 1906, Tap has been committed to helping customers stand out and sell more through effective and well-executed packaging. Trends have changed and so has technology, but Tap’s position as an agile and creative packaging partner has remained. For more on this Cleveland-based, employee-owned company, visit www.tap-usa.com.

About Greater Cleveland Partnership

With more than 12,000 members, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is one of the largest metropolitan chambers of commerce in the nation. GCP is focused on driving the economic vitality of our region through building a strong and thriving climate for the broad business community, including small businesses, middle-market companies and large corporations.

About Team NEO

Team NEO is an economic development organization focused on creating jobs for Northeast Ohio’s residents. In collaboration with our partners, it leads the region’s business attraction efforts, supports business retention and expansion work as Northeast Ohio’s JobsOhio affiliate, accelerates the impact of innovation in the region, and aligns strategies and resources within the economic development network to maximize its impact. In addition, Team NEO provides tools to assist employers in attracting talent to the region.  

The Northeast Ohio economic development network provides business decision makers with access to customized solutions that accelerate growth, foster innovation and mitigate risk through a connected and collaborative ecosystem.

About JobsOhio

JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, Columbus 2020, Dayton Development Coalition, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at jobsohio.com.