Element to open $8M Ohio support center

Element Materials Technology is set to expand in North America with a new $8 million support center in Ohio.

The new 21,500-square-foot functional support center will be located at The Landings in Blue Ash, Ohio, part of the Cincinnati region.

According to Element, the investment is set to create 65 new jobs worth a total payroll of $5.6 million and includes a 10-year lease agreement with options to extend.

The testing and certification specialist already has a presence in Cincinnati with its state-of-the-art material testing laboratory based in Fairfield, Ohio.

The 60,000-square-foot Fairfield site is Element’s Fatigue Testing Center of Excellence, and features more than 250 test machines.

Rick Sluiters, Element’s EVP Americas, said: “A new central location for functional support [human resources, information technology, commercial, legal and finance] will bolster our 3,600+ strong workforce in America and free up space to expand customer operations at our existing location.

The State of Ohio provided financial support for the expansion through a tax credit agreement, Element said.

“With our rich history in the region and strong support from the State of Ohio, the decision to select Cincinnati as the destination for our North American functional support center made strategic sense,” said Sluiters.