MADE IN OHIO: Rowmark in Findlay to invest $8 million in new 85,000-square-foot building
By Chris Galford
Expansion is the name of the game at Rowmark. A continually expanding company at the global level, Rowmark is a locally based supplier of thin gauge extruded sheet materials for the awards, engraving and signage markets.
“Our core business is high end, thin gauge sheet extrusion. We specialize in manufacturing products that are difficult for others to make,” said president and CEO, Duane E. Jebbett.
Together with its division — Premier Material Concepts (PMC), dedicated to the creation of thermoformed sheet for components made for the construction, agriculture, RV and power sports markets — Rowmark has outgrown its 5 acre home in Findlay’s Tall Timbers Industrial Park, and is expanding its operations with a brand new 85,000-square-foot facility right around the corner.
“We’re really looking forward to having dedicated space for both Rowmark’s and PMC’s operations. Not only will this enable both divisions to grow even more, but more importantly, it will allow us to provide even better service to our loyal customers,” Duane said. Rowmark is a global company, and PMC markets domestically.
That massive new facility comes with an $8 million investment into the area, but Rowmark has also invested $2.5 million into its current facility, with the addition of a state-of-the-art extrusion line dedicated to its PMC division. This new line, in place since January, has built on PMC’s speed for customer delivery and upped its production capabilities with high gloss sheet extrusion, according to Duane, and shows the company’s ongoing commitment to a community of which it is very much a part. To that end, its products are also made of completely recyclable material — no products from their facility, says Duane, are earmarked for any landfills. To view the full interview and have a look inside the Rowmark facility click on the video: