The JonesZylon Company, LLC,, in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and the Coshocton County Port Authority today announced it is investing $90,000 in its West Lafayette (Coshocton County) facility.
JonesZylon is a designer and wholesale/distributor of food serving trays, dinnerware and carts for the corrections, healthcare and long-term care industries. The company was part of Jones Metal until 2014 when it was purchased by its current owners, Rob & Tracey Zachrich
The company is a certified Women Owned Small Business Enterprise as well as an approved Veterans Business Enterprise by the state of Ohio. Tracey Zachrich is the co-owner and chief executive officer of JonesZylon.
JonesZylon will be investing $90,000 to purchase new machinery and equipment—molds for manufacturing to establish a new product line for correctional institutions. The new product represents something not currently available from its competitors.
The company believes the new product line will lead to significant revenue growth during the next 24 months. This business increase will allow JonesZylon to add a new employee and retain its existing workforce.
“Working with OhioSE and JobsOhio has been such a smooth process that I wish I’d started it sooner,” said Tracey Zachrich. “We have had this project in mind for a few years but with the economic uncertainty of the marketplace, we were hesitant to make the investment.
“This grant definitely spurred us to action and we are eager to bring our new products to the market.”
JobsOhio supported the project with a $50,000 JobsOhio Inclusion Grant and Ohio Southeast Economic Development assisted the company with the grant process. The Coshocton County Port Authority also provided support for the project.
“The Coshocton Port Authority is thankful to Tracey and her team at JonesZylon for their investment in Coshocton County,” said Tiffany Swigert, executive director of the Coshocton County Port Authority. “Our priority at the Coshocton Port Authority is to provide connections to our local industries through relationships that lead to economic development growth.
“The team at OhioSE and JobsOhio values our local industries and programs such as the Inclusion Grant open doors for additional local investments. Being able to meet face-to-face with local industries and gather information about these operations allows the Port Authority to determine what programs for assistance might be applicable. I would encourage other local business owners to follow Tracey’s lead and meet with us to discuss ideas, plans and needs for potential growth. We look forward to celebrating the continued success that comes with these critical partnerships.”
The JobsOhio Inclusion Grant exists to provide financial support for eligible projects in designated distressed communities and/or for businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state. Eligibility requirements for the program can be found at Inclusion Grant | Get help funding your project | JobsOhio.
“JonesZylon continues to grow its niche market and this investment will strengthen the company’s position in the markets it serves,” said OhioSE President Mike Jacoby. “We are thrilled to have partnered with JobsOhio to support the growth of this dynamic company.”
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.