Pro-Tec Coating Company in Leipsic, on Monday unveiled its $400 million, 415,000-square-foot expansion project which employs 80 people.
Pro-Tec coats and treats sheet steel for cars. Its customers include all major automakers and some auto-related companies in Ohio and surrounding states
Pro-Tec employs 317 total, including the 80 new employees. More jobs could be added at some point.
The 80 new Pro-Tec jobs have average hourly wages of $20.50, plus $12 per hour in benefits.
The state Tax Credit Authority approved a $681,694, 10-year payroll tax credit for creation of the 80 jobs. The state also approved a $1 million grant for road widening and $500,000 for machinery and equipment.