COSHOCTON – Leaders of Organic Technologies on Friday unveiled plans to expand the company’s South Sixth Street plant by building a “tank farm.”
About a dozen “large-format tanks” will hold between 10,000 and 50,000 gallons of chemicals, raw materials and finished products, said Joshua Wiley, vice president of finance and legal affairs for the company.
“We’re setting up a lot of infrastructure and installing it over about a year,” Wiley said.
Though expansion will not immediately add jobs to the Coshocton facilities, OT leaders say it will poise the company to continue to create jobs in the years ahead.
Founded in 1981, Organic Technologies employs 145 people in Coshocton. The company makes Omega-3 fish oil products, food supplements, pharmaceutical elements and other chemicals.
William Albert Excavating and Hathaway Construction, both of Coshocton, will perform the work on the project, installing the tanks and infrastructure in the parking lot at 1245 S. Sixth St. Jedson Engineering,…
SunPower Inc., of Athens, was recently awarded $3,500,000 in federal funding for a generator development project.
“The generators built at SunPower could serve as a model for energy efficiency efforts across the country,” said U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in a news release. “This award is a testament to the strength of Ohio’s innovative power companies.”
The $3,500,000 award comes from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)’s GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS) project, which aims to develop generator technologies that will improve efficiencies in residential Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generation.
SunPower Inc. and its research partners will design and build a generator based on a free piston Stirling engine with a high-temperature heater head and gas bearings for non-contact operation. Team member Aerojet Rocketdyne, based in Arlington, Virginia, will develop new materials to increase the efficiency of the system by allowing…