Sunstar Engineering Americas expanding operations in Springboro

09 May 2023

Sunstar Engineering Americas (“SEA”), a member of the Sunstar Group, announces that it is expanding operations in Springboro, Ohio, through the
support of the State of Ohio, JobsOhio, REDI Cincinnati and the City of Springboro. SEA’s growth includes the addition of 60 new jobs and capital investment of $18.15M.

“SEA is experiencing double-digit year-on-year growth by delivering innovative, high-quality solutions for our customers. We continue to ramp up our innovation in the adhesives and sealants space focusing on automotive and recreational vehicle markets. SEA is thrilled to continue to develop our footprint in the Springboro/Franklin area and is on a clear path to creating more high-value jobs and opportunities for our localities and the State of Ohio,” said Walter Palen, President of SEA. “We are transforming our business towards mobility and electrification, moving towards a carbon-neutral society. SEA is committed to expanding our presence in the region and consolidating manufacturing in Ohio.”

SEA, which has five locations across the cities of Springboro and Franklin, Ohio, serves the automotive and motorcycle industries, providing services in both the chemical and manufacturing verticals. Through the expansion, SEA will streamline its motorcycle, R&D and warehousing functions, integrate new manufacturing processes and bring new services in-house. A variety of positions will be created, including chemical engineers, R&D personnel,
supervisors, quality control, operations, sales, back office and a multitude of equipment operators. Most job creation will occur in Springboro but the expansion will also generate a small number of employment opportunities in Franklin.

“Ohio has the third-largest manufacturing workforce in the U.S., and Sunstar Engineering Americas is bolstering that strength by adding 60 jobs in the region,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. “SEA continues to innovate, invest and expand in Ohio, which will improve manufacturing efficiencies and help the company meet the growing demand from its customers worldwide.”

“The Cincinnati region provides many benefits for businesses operating in the manufacturing industry,” said Kevin Donnelly, vice president of project management for REDI Cincinnati. “Our access to 60% of the U.S. population within a day’s drive, a talented workforce trained by our robust educational ecosystem and a business-friendly environment that includes more than 2,700 manufacturing businesses make this an ideal location for Sunstar Engineering Americas’ continued growth.”

“This is great news for Sunstar, the City of Springboro and the entire region,” said Springboro Mayor John Agenbroad. “We are thrilled that Sunstar is committed to investing additional capital and workforce in Springboro and commend Sunstar’s top-notch management team for this creative way to improve operating efficiencies.”