Paper company plans to build facility at Enterprise Park in Hamilton

Origin Venture, the corrugated-box manufacturing company that officials announced last month was coming to Hamilton, plans to locate at the city’s Enterprise Park in a new 350,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that will have 17,400 square feet of office space.

The company, which will have 55 employees when it opens and plans to ramp up to 66 by the end of 2023, has applied for permission from the Hamilton Planning Commission to construct the building on McBride Court, with a main entrance at McBride and Enterprise Park Drive.

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Officials did not offer a timetable for when they hope the plant will open.

There’s more good news for the city’s utilities, which in the past decade lost significant industrial customers when paper mills and other companies closed their doors: The facility is projected to be Hamilton’s sixth-largest electric user, second-largest user of natural gas, and seventh-largest water user.

With more industrial users, the city is able to provide lower rates to residents and other utility users, officials have said.

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“To start the production floor will work one shift, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the potential for second and third shifts in (the) future,” wrote Erin Standen, the project manager, with Miller-Valentine Construction. “They will be in operation Monday thru Friday, and possibly Saturday mornings if orders require additional hours.”

Enterprise Park is located north of Tylersville Road, west of the Ohio 4 Bypass and south of Ohio 129.

Amid layoffs and an economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the project is one of several in Hamilton that is moving forward.

Origin Venture received a 1.618 percent Job Creation Tax Credit over eight years from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority.

REDI Cincinnati, the entity authorized to comment on the company’s location to Hamilton, did not return calls this week.

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