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Rep. Lightbody announces creation of 40 new jobs in District 19

January 31, 2022
Mary Lightbody News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) announced today the planned expansion of Benchmark Industrial Inc., which is expected to create 40 full-time positions in District 19. The announcement comes following project approval by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority at its meeting Monday.

“Benchmark Industrial Inc. has served customers in distribution, food service, manufacturing and government since 1963. They have established a reputation for personalized, local service in Central Ohio. This development ensures that a great business will remain in Franklin County and continue to expand in order to meet future opportunities, ” said Rep. Lightbody. 

The company’s expansion project is expected to generate $2.5 million in new annual payroll and retain $3.4 million in existing payroll. Benchmark distributes industrial, shipping and safety equipment. The TCA authorized a 1.124 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for the project.