Elementannounces an $8m expansion in the Cincinnati region, with a new functional support center for colleagues in North America at The Landings in Blue Ash, Ohio. 

The 21,525 square-feet of office space located on the fourth floor of the Landings II, a Class A building, will support colleague growth as the business expands. The investment is set to create 65 new jobs worth a total payroll of $5.6 million. A 10-year lease agreement has been signed with options to extend. 

Element already has a presence in Cincinnati with its state-of-the-art material testing laboratory based in Fairfield, Ohio, totaling 60,000 square feet and containing over 250 test machines. As Element’s Fatigue Testing Center of Excellence, the location has been a world leader in testing metal and ceramic materials for over 40 years, supporting customers across unique industries including aerospace, transportation, and medical devices. 

Rick Sluiters, EVP Americas at Element, said: “A new central location for functional support [human resources, information technology, commercial, legal and finance] will bolster our 3,600+ strong workforce in America and free up space to expand customer operations at our existing location.

“With our rich history in the region and strong support from the State of Ohio, the decision to select Cincinnati as the destination for our North American functional support center made strategic sense. We are excited for the next stage of our growth and thank REDI Cincinnati and JobsOhio for their ongoing partnership.” 

Dan Johnson, City of Blue Ash Economic Development Director, commented: “We are excited to welcome Element Materials Technology to Blue Ash. Our City Council and city administration, in concert with our local real estate community, go to great lengths to create an inviting and supportive corporate environment. With long-term vision and prudent public investments, Blue Ash will continue to support Element and its employees in every possible way.”
J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio President and CEO, added: “Element’s new back-office operations in Blue Ash expands the footprint of a global leader in product testing, inspection and certification here in Ohio. With two facilities in proximity to one another in the Cincinnati region, Element is growing its existing workforce by adding 65 new jobs for Ohioans who will improve the safety and quality of products vital to aerospace, healthcare, telecommunication and more.”

The State of Ohio and JobsOhio collaborated to provide support through a Job Creation Tax Credit, which was approved during Monday’s Tax Credit Authority meeting. 

Element’s customers cross a unique range of industries, including aerospace, biomedical, industrial manufacturing, power generation and transportation.