Five businesses will expand in the Columbus area, creating about 435 new jobs, after being approved Monday for tax breaks from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority.
The companies are:
Advanced Drainage to add 200 jobs
Advanced Drainage Systems plans to add a 107,000 square foot expansion to its Hilliard operations, creating approximately 200 jobs.
The company, which produces corrugated plastic pipe for water drainage, employs about 4,500 workers, including 400 in central Ohio.
Founded in 1966, Advanced Drainage is based at 4640 Trueman Blvd. at Hilliard for about 20 years.
Water management systems for agriculture are still part of the company’s services, but it primarily builds and installs stormwater management systems that collect, treat and safely release stormwater runoff into commercial and residential developments.
Cologix launches $150 million expansion
Cologix, the Denver-based data center company plans to invest more than $150 million in its Worthington Woods Boulevard campus, which will create 15 jobs, bringing its total workforce in the Columbus area to 39.
The expansion is designed to help the company meet demand for cloud services and marks Cologix’s second major investment in central Ohio.
“We are excited to complete our second multi-million dollar investment in the Columbus area, a priority market for our large-scale growth,” said Laura Ortman, President and Chief Revenue Officer of Cologix. “We are expanding our powerful capabilities to better serve our new and existing customers in Columbus and throughout the Midwest.”
Cologix operates 40 data centers in the United States, including three in the Columbus area.
Western Alliance Bank will open a hub in Columbus
Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bank plans to open a technology hub in the Ohio central office that will employ about 150 people.
The center will be the company’s third technology employment hub in the United States
Western Alliance Bank operates individual full-service banking brands and has offices in key markets nationwide. Managing approximately $5 billion in assets, the company employs approximately 3,200 people in 60 offices.
Ultimate Solutions to Add 30 Jobs
Ultimate Solutions USA, which provides automation and other services to the life sciences industry, plans to invest $300,000 in a warehouse and office space at 845 Claycraft Road in Gahanna.
The expansion will add 30 jobs to the site, the company said.
“The Columbus area’s deep experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, combined with its growing life sciences hub, has made it a prime choice for our expansion into the United States,” said said Yoel Rivera, president of Ultimate Solutions USA.
The investment will allow the Puerto Rico-based company to expand its training academy.
Urban Land Co. will add 40 workers
Columbus-based real estate and property management company Urban Land Co. and LINK are planning to expand their Columbus office, adding about 40 jobs to the 26 workers already in central Ohio.
The company, which focuses on workforce housing, plans to add a range of workers including project managers, investment analysts, accountants, office managers and media managers social.
“Since the company’s inception seven years ago, Urban Land Co. and LINK have grown its national real estate portfolio and have been consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the region,” Chase said. Miller, managing partner of Urban Land Co. and LINK. “We are focused on diversifying our business strategy as well as the markets in which we operate geographically, which has propelled our recent growth and created the ideal environment for us to grow in the region.”