Williams County Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) proudly serves all of Williams County. If you are a large corporation or a small business we are prepared to assist you with any effort you pursue. Whether you require information about our fantastic location in Northwest Ohio, utilities or demographic information, we are ready to help you find the answers you need!
Automation & Training: Preparing for the Next Generation
WEDCO recently hosted the first “on the road” round table event with Pioneer Industrial Systems. Todd Hendricks Jr. presented on the current hiring trends and issues; myths, data and trends of automation; and of course, highlighted what Pioneer Industrial Systems does. Pioneer Industrial Systems strategically focuses on its core competencies and continues to expand upstream and downstream within its niche of Robotics, Spraying, and the Tire Industry. The vision, values, mission and strategies of the company guide the company in creating automated solutions for others. To view the PowerPoint presentation click here.
Jim Drewes, Director of Workforce Development at Northwest State Community College, presented on training programs available through NSCC. Custom Training Solutions, a division of NSCC, provides training and consultative solutions to companies in the areas of advanced manufacturing, computer applications and programming, safety and leadership, industrial automation and maintenance.
Whether it’s STEM Camp for kids, or training programs for the current workforce, Custom Training Solutions, Advanced Manufacturing Consortium, and Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership programs provide a wide variety of opportunities for the future and current workforce.
Now Available: JobsOhio GIS Planning
GIS Planning is the nation’s largest site selection website; the site is user friendly and allows economic development professionals to add and update listings easily.
The good news: it is interactive, provides comprehensive information to users, and gives us the ability to add more information about your property.
The benefits? Listings will be up to date faster, our inventory will be current, and site selectors will get accurate and detailed information faster. To assist in this transition, we are in need of information regarding any available sites or buildings located in Williams County. Having accurate information will also allow us to highlight Williams County properties on our website.
One form will need to be completed per property. By completing the information WEDCO will be able to update and access updated and detailed information quickly on the new GIS Planning System. Feel free to contact our office with any questions at 419-636-8727, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message from the Director
Make a difference: Join a WEDCO Subcommittee!
The next WEDCO Subcommittee meeting will be in July 25, 2017.
Marketing @ 1:30 PM, Workforce Development @ 2:45 PM
Location: Conference Room A&B, 1425 East High Street, Bryan OH 43506
If you are interested in attending, please contact the WEDCO office at 419-636-8727. Members and nonmembers are welcome.
WEDCO 2017 BOARD MEETINGS
Williams County Community Offices – Conference Room A&B
1425 East High Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
7/25/17, 8:00AM WEDCO Board Meeting, 1:30PM Marketing Subcommittee Meeting, 2:45PM Workforce Subcommittee Meeting
8/2/17, 12:00PM-1:30PM Small Business Series, part 3: Funding & the Next Steps, $10 per session or $25 for all sessions
8/11/17-8/13/17, Edon Daze – more details to come!
8/22/17, 8:00AM Round Table – topic TBD
FEATURED JULY MEMBERS: Kamco Industries & Menards Distribution Center
Established in 1987 in West Unity Kamco Industries, a subsidiary of Kumi Kasei, established itself as a full-service provider of product design and manufacturer of injection, sheet molded and Formed Fiber Felt products. With business expansion in Bradford Ontario (1997) and Clanton Alabama (2000), and Guadalajara Mexico in 2010, the Kumi North America group has achieved continued growth with combined total annual sales exceeding $140 million (US). To learn more about Kamco visit www.kumi-na.com.
A family-owned company started in 1958, Menards® is headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and has more than 300 home improvement stores located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Menards Distribution Center is located in Holiday City, and is currently undergoing a $28M expansion.
AVAILABLE SITE: 3450-3460 US HWY 20, Edon OH 43518
Located in Edon, Ohio, this property has 3 shop/warehouse buildings and one office building. The office building is 4,800 sq. ft. and the shop spaces are 10,000 sq.ft., 10,000 sq. ft., and 24,000 sq.ft.. The shop spaces have floor drains and a total of 11 overhead doors. For more information contact the listing agent, Keenan Fields with Signature Associates, (419) 249-6311; or call the WEDCO office, (419) 636-8727.
Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day took place October 14, 2016 at Northwest State Community College. Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. This day was designed to help connect area school district Junior and Senior students with their surrounding area manufacturers to learn about the available careers in skilled manufacturing.
Save the Date! This year, Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day will be October 13, 2017.