Golden Protective Services of Carrollton Purchases Building, Plans Expansion

Golden Protective Services (GPS), in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and Carroll County Economic Development, today announced plans to purchase and renovate an industrial building in Carrollton to service the company’s growing business on the east coast of the USA.

“It all begins with people and we are blessed at GPS to have an amazing team who enjoy working in a family/business atmosphere to serve our customers,” said Mark Atwood, CEO of Golden Protective Services. “They made the decision very easy for the company to invest in this project.”

The company sells and distributes gloves and other hygiene products primarily to restaurants, grocers and convenience store chains. The industrial building purchased by Golden Protective Services, located at 300 Industrial Drive, is larger than the space the company has been operating from for the past nine years. The total capital investment for the project will be just over $246,500.

“Golden Protective Service (GPS) is no stranger to Carroll County as they have been doing business in our county for the last 18 years,” said Chris Modranski, Economic Development Director for Carroll County. “Their community-minded leadership has transformed into steady growth which now requires an expansion. We are proud to partner with OhioSE and JobsOhio to offer an incentive which will allow GPS to maintain and grow their employee base while continuing their services in the former DLH building in our industrial park.”  

JobsOhio provided a $25,000 Inclusion Grant to support renovations to the building. JobsOhio Inclusion Grants provide financial support for eligible projects in designated distressed communities and/or for businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state.

“JobsOhio and OhioSE are pleased to be able to support Golden Protective Services in making this investment in Carroll County and the Southeast Ohio region with an Inclusion Grant,” said Mike Jacoby, President of OhioSE. “We appreciate GPS’s commitment to Carrollton and Carroll County by putting this building into productive re-use.”

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