Falls Township, Ohio-– Daniels Industrial Services,in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority, Tuesday announced it is investing more than $2.2 million for a new facility and operating equipment in Falls Township in Muskingum County.
Established in 2014, Daniels Industrial Services is an industrial mechanical contractor. Services include machining, fabricating, welding, equipment repair, millwright work, machinery moving, heavy rigging, plumbing and piping, steel erection, and general contracting.
Due to growing demand for its custom industrial parts production and industrial services Daniels outgrew its facility in Springfield Township in recent years. This year, the company will move to a new 22,000 square foot building which is currently under construction.
Company owner Dustin Daniels attributes the growth to the quality of work performed by his employees. “Our skilled team has built a reputation for completing complex jobs on time and with excellent results. Our customers, who are major industrial businesses, recognize and appreciate the work we do to help them be successful.”
JobsOhio supported the project with a $40,000 JobsOhio Inclusion Grant and Ohio Southeast Economic Development assisted the company with the grant process. The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority helped the company obtain an Enterprise Zone real property tax exemption which was approved by the Falls Township Trustees and the Muskingum County Commissioners.
“It is exciting to see locally owned and grown businesses expand their footprint as a result of hard work and determination,” said Port Authority Executive Director Matt Abbott. “We are grateful to see Daniels Industrial Services continued investment and expansion taking place in Muskingum County.”
The JobsOhio Inclusion Grant exists to provide financial support for eligible projects in designated distressed communities and/or for businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state. Eligibility requirement for the program can be found at jobsohio.com/why-ohio/inclusion-grant/.
Mike Jacoby, President of Ohio Southeast Economic Development, emphasized the program’s goals. “Small businesses are an important engine of our economy, and they often grow to become much larger businesses,” said Jacoby. “This program, which has been in existence for a year and a half, enables us to support and expedite their growth in parts of the state needing the most help.”