Image By: MilacronOhio Gov. John Kasich visited Milacron LLC's Batvia, Ohio, plant on July 18
Gov. John Kasich visited Milacron LLC's Batavia, Ohio, manufacturing plant on July 18.
The visit was designed to highlight the state of Ohio's manufacturing sector — jobs and growth — as well as Kasich's take on what the recently adopted state budget will mean in the next few years.
Milacron also offered a nice backdrop for the visit, because the company is a real-life come-back story. As we wrote in our February Viewpoint ("Milacron's saga comes full circle"):
"The saga of Milacron LLC is full of ups and downs, from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009, through two private equity owners and finally, buying hot-runner major Mold-Masters Ltd. for $968 million in a blockbuster deal announced Feb. 12. ... What a roller coaster ride in just four years!"
Milacron spokesman Mike Prachar had this to say about Kasich's visit: "Milacron has worked diligently to provide its customers with the very best product and to be a great partner, so it's really an honor to be recognized for our ongoing efforts."
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