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. 

Message from the Executive Director

WEDCO hosted a zoom event with The JDI Group on November 19th at 12PM, on how a little help can really go a long way!

A local professional engineer can help improve your production capacity, jumpstart a new product line, or even save time and money on your existing operation.

Engaging a third-party expert can aid in decision making, whether for a quick study or focused renovation. Professional services do not have to break the bank and can draw meaningful results for manufacturers.

With 13 year’s experience working for some of the biggest names in manufacturing, Drew VanNess, P.E. Principal, Director of Operation – Process Group, demonstrated how advice from a local consultant can help drive your bottom line. Drew also highlighted:

  • Feasibility/energy studies and helping to secure project funding
  • Advantages of 3D Scanning (how it is used for the execution of a project, benefits to manufacturers, cost/time savings, share visuals/animations/videos)
  • Presentation of a project case study – sharing a story to relay the problem, solution, and relevancy to a broad audience of manufacturers, and more!

Watch the presentation here.

View slides here.

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.

For Employment Opportunities: Email resume and cover letter to: employment@alg-health.com

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.

To apply for jobs at Wausau Supply, West Unity click here.

Welcome to Williams County
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.

If you are interested in employment with Toledo Tool & Die Click Here.
To learn more about sites available in Williams County Click Here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDCO BOARD MEETINGS
Williams County Community Offices, Conference Room A&B
1425 East High Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506
8:00AM– 9:00AM

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – Upskill Your Workforce with Tech Cred Virtual Event @ 9:00AM. RSVP Here

FEATURED AVAILABLE SITE: 1812 Magda Dr. Montpelier, OH

Prime location in Montpelier, Ohio!

  • 100,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility, lease available towards the beginning of 2021
  • Lease Rate: $3.50 sq.ft./NNN
  • 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.

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