JOB CREATION: Manufacturer north of Dayton lands new deal with Walmart

A local manufacturer in Lima just landed a new deal with Walmart that will bring jobs back to the U.S.

50 strong, a manufacturer based in Lima, announced it was awarded a deal with Walmart to manufacture 5 million bottles in Lima, which had previously been done by a Chinese competitor. The move will result in the creation of approximately 20 new local jobs.

“Revitalizing U.S. manufacturing and actively supporting Made in America products is a mission we share with Walmart, and we’re thrilled to have them here today to celebrate expanding our manufacturing right here in Lima,” said Ashley Thompson, CEO 50 Strong. “We are proud to be an example of how manufacturers and retailers can work together and provide the innovative, high-quality American-made products consumers look for when they shop.”

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50 Strong received special recognition from Walmart, Ohio’s largest employer, and local government officials at an event this week. The company was recognized with an award for creating jobs in the state. 50 Strong currently has 100 employees and supports Walmart’s 10-year commitment to buy an additional $250 billion in products supporting American jobs.

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“Our customers have told us that second to price, where products are made influences their purchase decisions,” said Cindi Marsiglio, vice president of U.S. manufacturing for Walmart. “We are focused on buying great quality products that create jobs in communities across the U.S. It makes sense for our customers, our communities and our company.”

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