Williams County Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) proudly serves all of Williams County, Ohio. If you are a large corporation or a small business WEDCO is prepared to assist you with any effort you pursue. Whether you require information about our fantastic location in Northwest Ohio, utilities or demographic information, WEDCO is ready to help you find the answers you need!
Office hours are 8:00AM-4:30PM. Appointments are required due to COVID19, schedule by calling (419) 636-8727. Thank you.
2021 Five County Wage & Benefits Survey
Regional ED Organizations and OMJ Offices Collaborate on Wage & Benefits Survey
The survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey! On April 22, 2021 at 12PM there will be a Zoom meeting to go over results. This meeting will be for participants of the survey only.
February 15, 2021: The Economic Development Organizations and OhioMeansJobs Offices located in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding and Williams Counties have been hearing from businesses across the region asking questions about the local economic conditions and questions regarding the local labor market. The COVID 19 pandemic has significantly affected businesses and individuals in a variety of ways. One such subject that we have been asked over the past several months is, “How are wages being affected and what are businesses doing to recruit new employees?”
In an effort to provide businesses in the manufacturing, construction and transportation /distribution industries with up-to-date regional information, the five county economic development organizations and OhioMeansJobs Centers will be initiating a Wage & Benefits Survey on March 1, 2021. Employers in the aforementioned industries located in the five counties will be asked over the month of March to complete and submit the survey.
The survey results will be analyzed and a report will be provided to all employers that completed the survey in April. Only businesses that complete the survey will be permitted to view the report. Our goal will be to update the survey on either an annual or
If you have any questions or would like to participate by completing the survey, please contact your county Economic Development Organization at the following phone numbers: Defiance County Economic Development (419) 784-4471, Fulton County Economic Development Corporation (419) 337-9270, Henry County Community Improvement Corporation (419) 592-4637, Paulding County Economic Development Inc. (419) 399-8282, Williams County Economic Development Corporation (419) 636-8727.
Message from the Executive Director
Winter is upon us, and with the Coronavirus pandemic ongoing, our community, businesses, and children will be challenged more than ever to remain positive, optimistic, and healthy through the darkest months of the year.
We invite you to participate in making our community brighter, healthier, and more vibrant than ever before. Collectively, Williams County leaders have developed a “High-Five to Thrive” campaign focused on recognizing individuals, businesses, and other entities actively making a positive impact in our community. The goal is to draw attention to these positive actions, create a visible reminder of these acts, and to encourage additional positive acts. To make this a success, we need your help. We encourage you over the next few months to #HighFivetoThrive your friends, family, businesses, and organizations throughout Williams County.
Learn more here:
High Five Bingo Card (6th to adults)
High Five Bingo Card (K-5)
High Five to Thrive Ideas
High Five to Thrive Coloring Worksheet
Amy Miller, President Bryan Area Foundation
Megan Hausch, Executive Director WEDCO
Bill Martin, President Spangler Candy
Carrie Schlade, City of Bryan Mayor
Mark Rairigh, Superintendent Bryan City Schools
Russ Davies, Bryan Development Foundation
Dan Yahraus, Executive Director Bryan Chamber of Commerce
ALG Health to Open Manufacturing Facility in Bryan, OH
Company Looks to Create Hundreds of Jobs in NW Ohio
September 22, 2020 – Bryan, OH: ALG Health announced that they will be opening their newest manufacturing facility in Bryan, Ohio. The company will be opening its respirator mask making facility in 100,000 sq. ft of the building on Mulberry St, owned and managed by the Spangler Candy Company. ALG Health, at its peak, is forecasted to bring nearly 400 jobs to the area, starting in November of 2020. “We’re excited to have ALG Health as a neighbor to our Spangler Main campus” says Bill Martin, President of Spangler Candy Company. “Since the space in our Spangler West campus became available, our goal has been to bring in a business that would benefit the overall community.” Spangler Candy Company has owned and managed the 400,000-square-foot facility, which is the former IngersollRand/ARO manufacturing complex, for the last two years.
Megan Hausch, Executive Director of Williams County Economic Development Corporation was instrumental in adding this business to the growing portfolio of businesses to Williams County. “We are delighted that ALG Health chose to come to Bryan and Williams County.” she said, “Northwest Ohio has a has a strong work ethic, and with the workforce and support services available, we think this will be the ideal place to grow the company.” View the full press release.
ALG moving into Bryan facility, looking for workers
November 16, 2020 – Bryan, OH: Right now, it’s 70,000 square feet of empty space inside a building on West Mulberry Street in Bryan. But by the end of the year, Adam Harmon said his company will turn the space into a manufacturing facility that eventually will turn out 1 million N95 respirator masks per day. Now, Harmon is working on finding 50-75 workers to initially get production ramped up hopefully by early December. Last week, he said he had about 30 so far.
Harmon said he needs all production-type employees, including machine operators, packaging and shipping and receiving workers. He understands that finding enough quality employees is an ongoing challenge, so he’s contracting with at least one or more employment agencies. Plus, he said he plans to pay in the $15-22 per hour pay range, to help attract workers.
A Defiance native, Harmon said ALG Health is part of his commitment to American manufacturing, with American workers producing American-made products. He expects to supply masks to health care companies and their suppliers, and has an option to expand into another 100,000 square feet in the building. When that happens, he anticipates needing several hundred more employees. View the full article.
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Wausau Supply coming to West Unity, Ohio
September 18, 2020 – Wausau Supply Co., a company devoted to quality building products proven to stand the test of time, is coming to West Unity, Ohio.
Wausau Supply Co. has announced that they are expanding their established service area by opening a distribution facility in West Unity, Ohio. Scheduled to open this fall, the facility will house a vast selection of products from the industry’s top manufacturers and its own proprietary brands, Diamond Kote Building Products and Waudena Entrance Systems.
The company, which expects to hire at least 19 people through its $4.6 million investment, highlighted the region’s logistics assets, particularly the comprehensive transportation and highway network, as a critical factor in its decision to locate in Northwest Ohio. View the full press release here.
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Toledo Tool & Die
Toledo Tool & Die, a full-service metal stamping company, recently purchased the former Arcelor Mittal building at 2 Kexon Dr. in Pioneer. When the closing of Arcelor Mittal was announced in early 2019, it wasn’t long before the match was made for this 3rd generation, family-owned company.
TTD’s parts can be found on products made by Tesla, Honda, Nissan, Unipres, Subaru, and Chrysler. Toledo Tool and Die’s world renowned expertise in providing innovative tool and die fabrication to stamping solutions is central to its ability to meet and exceed the automotive market’s demand.
WEDCO BOARD MEETINGS
Williams County Community Offices, Conference Room A&B
1425 East High Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506
Thursday, April 1, 2021 through Friday, April 30, 2021 – TechCred round open for submissions. Click here for more info.
Thursday, April 22, 2021 – Regional Lunch & Learn: Wage & Benefits Survey Results @ 12:00PM
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – WEDCO Board Meeting @ 8:00AM
FEATURED AVAILABLE SITE: 1812 Magda Dr. Montpelier, OH
Prime location in Montpelier, Ohio!
- 100,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility, NNN lease available towards the beginning of 2021
- 25′ eave height – 30′ center height
- 5 acre lot – additional 8 acres next to site available
- 7″ reinforced concrete floors
- 2 crane ways 50′ x 400′ with 20 ton capacity
- 8 truck docks with levelers & shelters
- 3 phase 480 volt electric service; Municipal electric, water, & sewer
- Expandable up to 200,000 sq.ft.