INX said it is being honored for demonstrated success in job creation, facility appearance, production expansion and commitment to the Lebanon community.
Company officials will receive the award at the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce's 66th annual awards dinner on Sept. 28.
The 63,000-square-foot facility, which is located on 11 acres of property roughly 30 miles northeast of Cincinatti, was completed in Jan. 2015.
“When we opened the Lebanon facility, we moved 11 employees from Blue Ash and added new jobs with the anticipation of having 38 employees,” said John Hrdlick, COO for INX International. “With all of our growth, more jobs have been created. We currently have 55 employees and more positions are available to be filled.”
Hrdlick said INX’s investment of $22 million in state-of-the-art manufacturing has produced substantial benefits.
“When we constructed this building, we placed an emphasis on worker safety and planned for future expansion," he said. "It produces over two million pounds of packaging inks per month for our customers throughout North America, and we continue to invest in additional equipment as our packaging business grows. At this time, we are in the process of adding $1.5 million in equipment to support digital ink manufacturing that we are transferring into the operation. The growth indicates our need and anticipation to expand the facility within the next few years.”
In March, employees and management in Lebanon participated in the American Heart Association’s Cincinnati Heart Mini event, a combined marathon and walk through downtown Cincinnati and along the Ohio River. General manager Ryan Ketterer said his team raised $12,200.
“Multi Color Corporation in Batavia, Ohio participated in this fundraising event for years. They challenged us to get involved for a friendly competition,” said Ketterer, who pointed out the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.
“After meeting with a local AHA representative, our management team thought it would be a great bonding opportunity. Fourteen people signed up to directly participate in the event. We plan to participate again next March and I expect us to raise at least $15,000 this time.”
Pictured: Fourteen INX Lebanon employees participated in the American Heart Association’s charity event in downtown Cincinnati earlier this year. Photo courtesy: INX Lebanon