ORBIS Corporation Inaugurates Expansion Project – Peak of Ohio


ORBIS on Tuesday morning held a groundbreaking ceremony for its $47 million expansion project in Urbana.

Bill Ash

The new 50,000 square foot facility will be adjacent to the current facility located just off Miami Street on the east side of Urbana.

ORBIS helps world-class companies move, store and protect their products more sustainably and efficiently. Their experts design a solution based on their customers’ needs and create and deliver reusable packaging programs designed for cost savings and sustainability.

ORBIS plans to add 40-50 new associates with the expansion and enable career growth for current employees.

The new building and new equipment will increase production by 30%.

There are also plans to build a new off-site warehouse in Urbana.

Bill Ash, President of ORBIS Corporation, thanked everyone for bringing this project to fruition, including their associates, customers, project managers, builders, and the many people from Urbana and Champaign County who helped make this project a reality. ‘expansion.

Rich Ebert, chairman of the Champaign County Economic Partnership, said it’s been an ongoing project for more than a decade. It took 12 years for dreams to come true. Some of the challenges included ownership. The grounds were unusable and crews have worked for the past few years to clear 20 acres for the new building.

Mayor Bill Bean spoke and thanked ORBIS for choosing Urbana for this expansion. He said he was looking forward to seeing what happens in the future.

The expansion will make the Urbana location the largest owned ORBIS facility.

Governor DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Husted each signed a proclamation thanking ORBIS Corporation for investing in Ohio.

State Senator Matt Huffman also provided a written proclamation.

Construction of the facility will begin immediately with an estimated completion date of mid-2023.


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