State Representative Todd McKenney (R-New Franklin) today attended the ceremonial groundbreaking of Röchling Automotive USA’s new manufacturing facility in Akron, which will create approximately 120 new local jobs. The facility will be the company’s seventh manufacturing site in the United States.

“I was pleased to attend this groundbreaking by an exciting new company for the Akron area,” said McKenney. “It shows that the Akron area’s decision to invest in technology and research relating to advanced polymers and plastics is paying off. The region truly has the opportunity to lead the globe in these advanced manufacturing jobs, and this is just an initial step toward that goal.”

The Röchling Automotive Group, headquartered in Mannheim, Germany, is a supplier of engineered plastics. It is one of the world’s leading suppliers of air flow management and acoustics technology.


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