Geis Companies Completes 248,000 SF Manufacturing Facility for LG America

LG Chem Ohio consists of a three-story Customer Solutions Building and a one-story ABS Compounding Building

Geis Companies, a multi-generational & national, family-owned real estate firm, has completed construction on a massive manufacturing facility in Ohio for LG America. LG Chem Ohio is a 240,000-square-foot facility consisting of two separate buildings. A three-story, 100,000-square-foot Customer Solutions Building and a single-story, 148,000-square-foot Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Compounding Building.

The project, located at 310 Rayann Parkway, Ravenna, Ohio, was awarded to Geis in February 2022, and construction began soon after.

“The team at Geis was thrilled with the opportunity to work with the innovators at LG.” said Conrad Geis, President at Geis Companies. “Utilizing the preliminary design package from LG, adjusting it to meet local building codes while factoring in the regional weather conditions was a challenge that we not only embraced but were excited for. The end result speaks for itself and we look forward to continuing to welcome LG to the community for years to come.”

The 100,000-square-foot Customer Solutions Building was cladded with 24- and 36-inch insulated panels. And the southwest corner of the building is constructed with floor-to-ceiling glass.  The roof is a TPO System over metal decking. The interior of the building has a two-story reception area, a large lounge, a gallery, and three private reception rooms highlighted by a 6,500-square-foot skylight-lit atrium.

The 148,000-square-foot ABS Compounding Building consists of five pre-engineered steel structures with a mezzanine and external storage silos and tanks. The project also includes a fitness room, employee cafeteria, and multiple labs for testing, inspection, and weighing of the ABS Compounds.

With the imminent delivery of manufacturing materials from LG, the Geis team worked tirelessly to complete the warehouse portion of the project first, pouring the slab and getting it under the roof. Geis had to procure many materials locally to execute the first phase efficiently. Geis assisted in coordination of 80 shipping containers of owner’s equipment and materials from South Korea and Italy.

Geis Companies worked to assess and find solutions for all project challenges. One issue that arose was the early determination that the building’s power was not sufficient for operation. Geis and First Energy in Ohio worked together to engineer a transmission line and substation that is now owned by LG and will power the facility.

There was significant coordination with the LG design team in South Korea, the Geis Construction provided turnkey, Design Build services, acting as the local architect of record. Geis designed the building in 3D and lead the BIM coordination efforts.

About Geis Companies: For more than 57 years, Cleveland, OH -based Geis Companies has been a vertically integrated organization focused on modern construction and real estate development, regionally and nationally. Covering over 42 States within the U.S., Geis Companies has grown to becoming one of the Nations prominent forces in ‘turnkey’ Design/Build Construction services for Owner Occupiers & Developers alike. The company has offices from California to New Jersey, Ohio to Florida.  Over the years, Geis has developed a full-cycle approach, consisting of six unique divisions, where each function independently but all work together to provide innate efficiencies in both quality and execution. Those services include construction, development, property management, interior design, architecture, and engineering. For more information, visit