February 14, 2012
Batavia, Ohio. Ohio Governor John Kasich paid a visit to Clermont County today (February 14, 2012), to announce an expansion project at Bioformix, Inc. in Miami Township; the expansion is expected to create hundreds of jobs locally over the next five years. “These are high-paying jobs that will come here,” said Kasich during a news conference. Bioformix is consolidating its operations and is moving the research and technical division of the company from Connecticut to the Wards Corner Road site, which will also serve as the company’s headquarters. The company develops high-performance sustainable plastics and adhesives.
“Our company utilizes a low or no energy input to cure or polymerize; because we don’t use ovens and heat, our process benefits the environment,” said Bioformix President Adam Malofsky. The governor also used the occasion to note that the number one industry in Ohio involves plastics. “We need to encourage our young people to study science and other fields that can contribute to high-tech demands of the future,” said Kasich. “Ohio is a pretty cool place to be. We need to encourage our young people to stay in southwest Ohio, obtain a great education, and then contribute their talents to their community. Ohio is now number one in job creation in the Midwest; we are ranked number nine in job creation across America. The curtain is rising on our future here.”
Last week Kasich was in Clermont County to attend the ribbon cutting for Global Scrap Metal’s new Altimet facility in Batavia Township. He recently spoke at a news conference announcing expansion plans for Total Quality Logistics in Union Township.
Ohio Congresswoman Jean Schmidt (R-2), also on hand for the announcement, congratulated Bioformix on its decision to expand in Clermont County and work with other local companies to build on industry segments that are strong here. Bioformix recently signed a deal with a Cincinnati company to provide them with additional manufacturing, research, and operational services. “Government doesn’t create jobs,” said Schmidt. “People do. We need to find ways to reduce the government burden.”
Pictured above: Bioformix President Adam Malofsky announces growth plans at the company headquarters in Miami Township, Clermont County. Ohio Governor John Kasich is at left.
For additional information about this or other county news, contact Clermont County Communications Director Kathy Lehr at (513) 732-7597 or by e-mail, klehr@ clermontcountyohio.gov.