Columbus, Ohio-based Worthington took over the Maize plant, where pressure cylinders are made, from Coleman Co. According to the newspaper, Worthington bought the plant for $23 million. It has about 70 employees.
The Eau Claire, Wis. retailer purchased the land for the site in 2008 but did not start construction until last May, according to the article. The company is also preparing to build a second location on the east side of Columbus.
Simonton Windows, the vinyl window and patio door manufacturer, has finalized plans to relocate the company’s corporate office to Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. The transition -- from Parkersburg, W.Va. -- is set to be complete in June 2011. The company is part of the Home and Security business of Fortune Brands Inc.
As Menards prepares to open its first store in Columbus, Ohio, the number-three U.S. home center chain made a deal to acquire more land for a second Columbus store, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
The company's first Columbus store is expected to open in the spring. That's about the same time that work is expected to begin on the second store, on the city's east side. That second store will probably open in spring 2012.