2 Columbus-Area Companies Ready To Expand, Add 60 Jobs

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Two Columbus-are companies are looking to expand and add 60 jobs after Monday’s Tax Credit Authority meeting.

Both ISS America Inc. and Zipline Logistics LCC plan to invest money and hire more employees as part of the expansion.

ISS America Inc., which is headquartered in California, is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive engine components such as knock pins, dowel pins and joint pipes for engines and transmissions.

ISS will invest $3 million to expand its existing Bellefontaine facility and plans increase its workforce from six to 26 over the span of the next three years.

“Although ISS America is relatively new to the Columbus region, we have found the strategic location and proximity to automotive customers ideal for growth,” said Ted Takebayashi, vice president, ISS America, Inc., in a release on Monday. “We look forward to continuing to capitalize on those strengths with this expansion.”

Zipline Logistics LLC will nearly triple its workforce over the next three years as well as invest $200,000 in IT equipment and employee training. The addition to the workforce is in response to the company’s rapid growth in success.

In order to accommodate the addition of the new employees, the company will move from its existing Grandview Heights location to one that will be larger in a to-be-determined location.

Zipline Logistics has earned national praise over the past two years, and was recognized as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing private companies in America, according to the release.

“The Columbus Region has been a great place to start a logistics business,” said Walter Lynch, CEO, Zipline Logistics LLC. “The Region has invested heavily to ensure it remains a major logistics hub.”

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