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Message from the Director
2018 WEDCO Award Winners
Thank you to all who were able to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon on March 8th, 2018. Many thanks to our guest speaker, Senator Rob McColley!
Awards were presented for Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, and Community of the Year. Awards are based on investments in employees and/or training programs, facility expansion and/or capital investments, exceptional leadership and staff engagement, company size and length of time in business, and community engagement in 2017.
Business of the Year – Winzeler Stamping Company
Winzeler Stamping is a leading independent manufacturer of proprietary and custom-designed stamped and machined metal products and components. They are a privately held 4th generation family-owned company in our 99th year, with two business divisions operating from two separate facilities located in Montpelier, Ohio.
In 2017 the company recognized the need and responded to the local manpower shortage by partnering with community entities such as Montpelier High School, WEDCO, and Northwest State Community College to attract and retain talent and build relationships with other local manufacturers and school districts. The company created a unique “community” classroom to deliver technical training topics for skilled trades. The availability of the college classes in skilled trades local to the clients has been received very well by local schools and manufacturing companies throughout Williams County.
New Business of the Year – Indigo Sandblasting
Founded in 1998, Indigo Sandblasting provides blasting services to various industries in the tri-state area. In 2017 Indigo has invested approximately $75,000 to relocate the corporate headquarters to Montpelier. By adding the location in Montpelier this company has been able to accommodate larger customers and provide same day service.
Community of the Year – Village of Montpelier
The Village of Montpelier has begun establishing a new vision for the community, and are working diligently to position the community for new development, progress, and growth. The community has seen dialogue transform into action through the establishment of council’s Economic Development & Strategy Committee, Residential and commercial real estate tax abatement programs, pursuit of funding for the $1.5 Million Dollar Iron Horse River Trail, CDBG funding for park facilities, a new K-9 program, and renovation of the waste water treatment plant among many other critical and visionary efforts.
February Round Table Event: Health & Wellness Programming
WEDCO & the Bryan Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a free, educational event about health and wellness programming.
Spangler Candy Company presented on the health & wellness programs the company provides for employees including the new Activate Health & Wellness Center, Work-Life Balance Initiatives, and wellness events. View the Spangler Candy Company Presentation here.
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation presented on the new program, Better You, Better Ohio!™. It is a new online program that provides resources and support services to segments of Ohio’s workforce and injured workers to improve their overall health and wellness. You can sign up for Better You, Better Ohio! by visiting go.activehealth.com/betteryoubetterohio. View the BetterYouBetterOhio! Presentation here.
You’re eligible to participate in Better You Better Ohio if:
1. Your employer has less than 51 employees.
2. Your employer does not have a health and wellness program for its employees.
3. Your employer is in any of the following industry sectors: Agriculture, Automotive Repair and Service, Construction, Firefighting, Health Care, Manufacturing, Police and Public Safety, Public Employees, Restaurant and Food Service, Transportation and Trucking, Trash Collection, or Wholesale and Retail.
WEDCO 2018 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.
4/17/18, 2:30PM-4:00PM Workforce & Marketing Subcommittee Meeting
4/24/18, 8:00AM – 10:00AM Apprenticeship Event – More Details TBA
5/7/18-5/11/18, In-Demand Jobs Week
5/22/18, 8:00AM WEDCO Board Meeting
FEATURED 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.