Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted Monday announced the approval of assistance for 15 projects set to create 1,653 new jobs and retain 1,676 jobs statewide.

During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $99 million in new payroll and spur more than $304 million in investments across Ohio.

Projects approved by the TCA include the following.

Central:

• Husky Marketing and Supply Company (HMSC), City of Dublin (Franklin County), expects to create 30 full-time positions, generating $3 million in new annual payroll and retaining $6.4 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in Dublin. HMSC oversees the sale, marketing and logistics activities for Husky’s oil refineries. The TCA approved a 1.677-percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

• Oprona Inc. (Rosen USA), City of Gahanna (Franklin County), expects to create 70 full-time positions, generating $4.2 million in new annual payroll and retaining $2.5 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in Gahanna. Rosen USA specializes in the research, development, production, servicing and operation of inspection devices for pipelines and other technical systems in the oil and gas industry. The TCA approved a 1.534-percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

• Two Labs LLC, City of Powell (Delaware County), expects to create 50 full-time positions, generating $4.5 million in new annual payroll and retaining $5.6 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in Powell. Two Labs is a pharma service company that provides business consulting services to drive commercialization and market viability. The TCA approved a 1.757-percent, eight-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

Northeast:

• Menard Inc. (Menards), City of Ravenna (Portage County), expects to create 90 full-time positions, generating $3.5 million in new annual payroll as a result of the company’s new project in Ravenna. Menards is a home improvement retail store chain. The TCA approved a 1.164-percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

• Tiger Pistol Inc., City of Cleveland (Cuyahoga County), expects to create 25 full-time positions, generating $2.3 million in new annual payroll and retaining $1.8 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s new project in Cleveland. Tiger Pistol develops social advertising platforms for global brands, resellers and agencies. The TCA approved a 1.759-percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

• Union Home Mortgage Corp., City of Strongsville (Cuyahoga County), expects to create 450 full-time positions, generating $29.3 million in new annual payroll and retaining $15.9 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in Strongsville. Union Home Mortgage develops staff scheduling software focused on employee scheduling for the long-term care and senior living industries. The TCA approved a 1.477-percent, 10-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

Northwest:
• Dorel Home Furnishings Inc., City of Tiffin (Seneca County), expects to create 87 full-time positions, generating $2.9 million in new annual payroll and retaining $7.3 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in Tiffin. Dorel Home Furnishings provides ready-to-assemble furniture for consumers. The TCA approved a 1.103-percent, six-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

• Shutterfly Lifetouch LLC (Lifetouch), Polk Township and City of Ontario (Crawford County and Richland County), expects to create 100 full-time positions, generating $3.3 million in new annual payroll and retaining $5.9 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in Polk Township and Ontario. Lifetouch is a photography, photography products and image sharing company. The TCA approved a 1.099-percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

Southwest:
• American Craft Brewery LLC, City of Cincinnati (Hamilton County), expects to create 105 full-time positions, generating $7.7 million in new annual payroll and retaining $8.9 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in Cincinnati. American Craft Brewery manufactures craft beers and other beverages. The TCA approved a 1.708-percent, eight-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

• Brakefire Incorporated (Silco), Village of Evendale (Hamilton County), expects to create 48 full-time positions, generating $4.2 million in new annual payroll and retaining $8.8 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in Evendale. Silco provides fire protection and security systems maintenance for a variety of industries, including hospitality, schools, health care and commercial. The TCA approved a 1.552-percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

• The Kroger Co. (Kroger), Cities of Blue Ash and Hamilton (Hamilton Co. and Butler County), expects to create 15 full-time positions, generating $1.5 million in new annual payroll and retaining $58.2 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s data center project in Blue Ash and Hamilton. Kroger is a grocery company with 32 food manufacturing plants and 2,800 retail stores across the U.S. The TCA approved a 75-percent, 15-year Data Center Sales Tax Exemption for this project.

Western:
• Pella Corporation, City of Troy (Miami County), expects to create 428 full-time positions, generating $19.3 million in new annual payroll as a result of the company’s new project in Troy. Pella designs, manufactures and installs window and door products made from wood, vinyl and fiberglass. The TCA approved a 1.553-percent, 10-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

• Resonant Sciences LLC, City of Beavercreek (Greene County), expects to create 30 full-time positions, generating $3 million in new annual payroll and retaining $6 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in Beavercreek. Resonant Sciences is a research and development firm focused on developing and transitioning innovative technologies and solutions to developmental and operational platforms, including antennas, radomes and subsystems. The TCA approved a 1.686-percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

TBD:

• Mix Talent LLC, TBD, expects to create 50 full-time positions, generating $5.2 million in new annual payroll and retaining $1.6 million in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in a to-be-determined location. Mix Talent is a talent acquisition and consulting firm specializing in the biotech and health care industries. The TCA approved a 1.714-percent, eight-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

• Seamless Contacts Inc. (Seamless.AI), TBD, expects to create 75 full-time positions, generating $5.6 million in new annual payroll and retaining $764,780 in existing payroll as a result of the company’s expansion project in a to-be-determined location. Seamless.AI provides software to generate automated sales leads, compile contact information and sales insights and allow users to automatically import those items into a variety of CRM platforms. The TCA approved a 1.723-percent, eight-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.