EZG Manufacturing Announces Expansion in Malta, Ohio

EZG Manufacturing, in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), and Morgan County Development, announced an investment of over $475,000 to renovate two buildings at Malta Industrial Park. The expansion will create 36 new jobs in Morgan County.

Since 1998, EZG has become a leading equipment manufacturer for the masonry, fencing, hardscape, precast, and refractory industries, as well as contract manufacturing. EZG relocated to the Malta Industrial Park in 2007. The company currently employs 150 people.

“Our company has been on a steady growth trajectory over the last several years with plans for future growth. We have found building space to be a limiting factor,” said EZG Plant Manager Jamie Lang. “The addition of warehouse space to our facility allows us to increase our production capacity and continue our growth in Morgan County.”

A machine being used to add mortar to a brick building being constructed

The renovation of two empty buildings in the Malta Industrial Complex will allow the company to relocate stored goods and increase its manufacturing space.

“EZG Manufacturing is a major manufacturing company that is experiencing tremendous growth in Malta, Ohio,” said Shannon Wells, Executive Director of Morgan County Development. “The support provided to them from OhioSE and JobsOhio will make a tremendous economic impact for many years to come.  Morgan County is fortunate to have EZG Manufacturing in our community.  We are proud of the work they are doing and appreciate the job opportunities they are providing.”

JobsOhio supported the project with a $200,000 JobsOhio Revitalization Grant toward construction, and OhioSE assisted with the grant process.

“JobsOhio and OhioSE are pleased to be able to aid EZG Manufacturing in expanding their operations in Morgan County,” said OhioSE Vice President Katy Farber. “We appreciate the company’s confidence in Southeast Ohio and our talented workforce.”

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Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) is the JobsOhio Network Partner for southern, eastern, and southeastern Ohio, providing economic development work and resources in 25 rural counties; they are the newest and geographically the largest of the six regions across the state. OhioSE partners closely with regional development districts, local economic development offices, state agencies, and other entities to expand, retain, and attract businesses in the counties they serve.