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Nehemiah Manufacturing Co. offers opportunities to locals with employment challenges so they may earn a living wage within the company's sparkling new 182,000-square-foot facility in Lower Price Hill. There, Nehemiah proudly keeps all its development, testing, and manufacturing in Cincinnati while striving to improve the lives of its dedicated employees. The company is responsible for many popular household brands, including Boogie Tips, Dreft cleaning supplies, Downy Ball, Febreeze In-Wash Odor Eliminator, and others. ADDRESS: 1907 South Street (45204) / Image: Amy Elisabeth Spasoff // Published: 11.1.18
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A Lower Price Hill Manufacturer's Empathy Helps Make Everyday Products

Empathy allows us to understand how others feel. It’s core to our humanity. Couple empathy with accomplished innovators and visionaries, and you have success that’s built upon the bedrock of taking time to understand and serve a community of people for the greater good.

Nehemiah Manufacturing Co. has precisely that special brand of empathy. In under a decade, their ambitions as a locally based second chance company have taken them from a small startup with a single contract to a well-known name in the consumer packaging industry all because of their commitment to the people of Cincinnati.

And that’s what it’s all about, right? Without good people, a business won’t succeed. Nehemiah knows this. The manufacturer offers opportunities to locals with employment challenges within their sparkling new 182,000-square-foot facility in Lower Price Hill. There, Nehemiah proudly keeps all its development, testing, and manufacturing in Cincinnati while striving to improve the lives of its dedicated employees.

A person’s past is just that—the past. Nehemiah is only concerned with someone’s present. They’re focused on working to provide their staff with a future doing good, honest work involving the high-profile brands the manage. The same brands so many of us use to keep our homes and clothes feeling fresh every day.

The laundry list of those brands is long. If you have kids, you’re no stranger to Boogie Wipes for those endlessly runny noses, nor are you a stranger to the entire Dreft line of household cleaning products. You’ve no doubt used a Downy Ball before to keep your cardigan extra soft and fragrant. They’re all Nehemiah products.

And after rolling in the “sweet spot” at the Washington Park dog park and jumping up on you despite your pleas not to (you really need to invest in that training your neighbor told you about), your pup’s park funk will scram after your jeans are introduced to Febreeze In-Wash Odor Eliminator. You have Nehemiah to thank for that one, too—alongside many others.

It’s hard to ignore that the concept of “freshness” is a recurring theme there. It swirls around the company, from its products to its mission. Nehemiah plans to add a fresh set of 50 more jobs to their new LPH facility, advancing the company’s objective of creating opportunities for those beginning anew while improving the lives of those who do the hard work.

It all just circles back to empathy. Nehemiah Manufacturing’s great brands are produced by even greater locals because of the company’s unwavering belief in the people of Cincinnati. They’ve earned their well-deserved growth over the years because of the innovators and visionaries who took the time to understand their employee’s challenges to elicit their strengths.

All it really took was a fresh perspective. That’s what Nehemiah’s all about.

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Nehemiah Manufacturing Company’s Lower Price Hill facility is located at 1907 South Street (45204).

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