FREMONT, Ohio — A manufacturer based in Marlboro, New Jersey announced Thursday that it plans to open a new facility in Fremont.
International Cushioning Company (ICC) will expand its operations into Ohio and locate at the former Fremont Plastics Building located at 2101 Cedar St.
ICC expects to hire 75 employees within their first year and will invest $3.4 million in associated payroll with a total capital investment of over $3.6 million.
“We are very excited to be expanding our business into the Midwest to continue to support our current customers and grow our business,” said Terry Nielsen, Vice President of ICC. “This new location allows us to continue to build the foundation for future expansion of the business. Our long-term plans include adding additional products and employees to the organization over the next couple of years.”
Buddy Bussy, President and owner of ICC, added: “We believe that Fremont has presented us with a very business friendly environment and a true partner in helping us make the new operation a success.”
ICC is a commercial packaging manufacturer with facilities in New Jersey, Texas, and North Carolina. For over 50 years, ICC has supplied their customers with a range of solutions, including corner board, PE foam, bubble pack, rolled paper products, corrugate paper wrap, and more.
ICC is a fourth-generation, family-owned business started by Buddy Bussey’s grandfather, Harry, after he immigrated to the U.S.
The company continued to grow and transition into the protective packaging industry under the expert leadership of Buddy’s father, Harry Bussey Jr.
Together, they continued the legacy of growth with over 50 U.S. patents and over 60 years of experience in the packaging industry.
“I am excited to welcome International Cushioning Company to Fremont. The City of Fremont, Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation and the Regional Growth Partnership have worked closely with one another to help secure a new manufacturer to move into the Cedar Street property,” Fremont Mayor Danny Sanchez said in a statement. “Our city’s reputation of being a strong manufacturing community continues to create new job opportunities for our community. I want to thank all those involved that helped make this happen. This is a good day for Fremont and great investment into our city.”
ICC will begin the recruitment process for new employees through OhioMeansJobs.