Nuvik USA Expands its Columbus Region Facility, Creating 43 New Jobs and Investing $1.2 Million

Jun 21, 2021 | News, Newsletter

Carrin Wester
City of Gahanna

 

Columbus, Ohio – Nuvik USA, Inc., the manufacturer of Crocodile Cloth® industrial-strength disposable cleaning cloths, has announced plans to expand operations at its Gahanna, Ohio, facility, creating 43 new jobs and investing $1.2 million. Hiring for production, engineering, warehouse, administrative, sales and finance positions is set to begin mid-2021.

Nuvik plans to scale production, distribution and administration functions at its 930 Claycraft Road facility. The team in Gahanna currently manages the distribution of its products domestically, and this expansion will allow the company to establish manufacturing operations in the U.S. and dramatically increase its headcount and footprint. The company plans to put its investment toward facility improvements as well as machinery and equipment.

“Our Gahanna operations have been poised for growth for quite some time, and we look forward to expanding within the Region’s robust manufacturing sector,” said Nuvik USA President Jim Reid. “Strengthening our domestic manufacturing operations is absolutely critical for us to continue scaling our business. This facility and workforce expansion will reduce time-to-market to meet growing demand for our products.”

Founded in 2019, Nuvik currently has three fulltime employees at its Gahanna facility. The company will manufacture the entire Crocodile Cloth® line of industrial-strength disposable cleaning cloths at its expanded facility, including antibacterial surface wipes and the new Crocodile Cloth Power SCRUB. Nuvik will also manufacture private label surface wipes and offer contract manufacturing at the facility. Best known for its Crocodile Cloth® line, Nuvik offers a range of specialty cleaning cloths for home and work, including Antibacterial, Automotive, Paint, Grill, Outdoors and more.

“Nuvik has been a great business partner in Gahanna and we are thrilled that the company is continuing to grow in our community,” said City of Gahanna Mayor Laurie Jadwin. “Nuvik’s expansion into a wider range of business functions opens up employment opportunities locally, which we look forward to supporting with our strong pool of manufacturing and back office talent.”

Home to over 1,700 manufacturing establishments with nearly 90,000 employees, the Columbus Region represents the future of new manufacturing. The local manufacturing sector spans industries such as automotive, retail and consumer goods, boasting a highly skilled workforce available to meet companies’ hiring demands. Gahanna is located in Franklin County, which is home to an estimated 1,310,300 residents.

“Nuvik’s expansion in Gahanna speaks to the strength of Central Ohio’s manufacturing industry,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “The Region’s central location and transportation infrastructure have cultivated a business community of successful manufacturers, and we are excited that Nuvik has decided to operate its U.S. facility out of Ohio.”

 

About Nuvik USA
Nuvik USA is a manufacturer of industrial-strength disposable cleaning cloths and surface wipes. In addition to its well-known Crocodile Cloth® line, Nuvik offers a range of specialty cleaning cloths for home and work, including Antibacterial, Automotive, Paint, Grill, Outdoors and more. Nuvik’s Crocodile Cloth® disposable cleaning cloths are known for their extra-large size, durability and cleaning power. Learn more at crocodilecloth.com.

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