Plibrico Company Explores Location Options, Elects to Stay in Jackson County

October 11, 2022

Oak Hill, Ohio: After conducting a multi-state search, the Plibrico Company will keep its U.S. production in Southeastern Ohio. The announcement was made recently  by company officials in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), and the Jackson County Economic Development Partnership.

The company has reaffirmed its commitment to the region, creating 4 new jobs and retaining 16 employees in southern Ohio. JobsOhio provided a $125,000 JobsOhio Grant towards machinery, equipment, infrastructure, and relocation costs.

“The Plibrico Company is excited to remain, invest, and grow, in Southeastern Ohio,” said Brad Taylor President and CEO of the Plibrico Company. “Our biggest strength is our employees,” Mr. Taylor went on to say, “Plibrico’s success comes from employees that have on-the-job passion and truly love what they do. To retain and grow that passion is invaluable.”

Plibrico is a leading manufacturer and installer of superior aluminosilicate and high alumina monolithic refractories used in a variety of demanding thermal applications. The company provides refractory expertise for industries including aluminum processing, non-ferrous metals, ferrous metals, mineral processing, power generation, waste incineration, petrochemical processing, and boilers. Plibrico Company is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.

According to Mike Jacoby, president of OhioSE, “JobsOhio and OhioSE are thrilled that Plibrico is committed to investing in Jackson County. We appreciate their commitment to our workforce here in Southeast Ohio.”

OhioSE worked with the Jackson County Economic Development Partnership and local public entities to develop incentives to support Plibrico’s ongoing investment in the county. “Our community is thrilled for Plibrico’s project announcement,” said Sam Brady, president of the Jackson County Economic Development Partnership. “This project is a double win for Jackson County. Not only are we retaining crucial manufacturing positions, but new life is coming to a scuttled Oak Hill manufacturing space tailor-made for this project.”

*Plibrico Company, LLC is an industry-leading single-source supplier of aluminosilicate and high alumina monolithic refractories used in the processing of aluminum, steel, sugar, cement, waste, power generation, and other demanding thermal environments. Learn more at

The Jackson County Economic Development Partnership (JCEDP) is the lead economic development agency for Jackson County Ohio and its municipalities. Founded in 1989, JCEDP is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit economic development organization that functions as a public-private partnership. JCEDP provides support to local government and Jackson County’s incumbent private sector companies for the purpose of expansion, retention, and attraction of new business investment. JCEDP is a founding member of the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) and is served by the Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) JobsOhio network partner.


Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) is the JobsOhio Network Partner for southern, eastern, and southeastern Ohio, providing economic development work and resources in 25 rural counties; they are the newest and geographically the largest of the six regions across the state. OhioSE partners closely with regional development districts, local economic development offices, state agencies, and other entities to expand, retain, and attract businesses in the counties they serve. Learn more at

JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership, and Team NEO. Learn more at

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