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
The JobsOhio Inclusion Grant exists to provide financial support for eligible projects in designated distressed communities and/or for businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state.
The grant is open to businesses located within the zip codes 43506 (Bryan), 43518 (Edon), 43543 (Holiday City), 43543 (Montpelier), 43557 (Stryker).
Grant decisions are based on a number of project factors, including but not limited to job creation, additional payroll, fixed-asset investment commitment, project return on investment, and project location. The program requires the creation of jobs within a specified period of time and may consider the amount of proceeds per job created. JobsOhio may consider providing assistance for eligible projects that improve operational efficiencies or production expansion, along with the retention of jobs.
Applicants must be within the following targeted areas: advanced manufacturing, aerospace/aviation, automotive, energy/chemicals, financial services, healthcare, agribusiness, logistics/distribution, and technology. The following are ineligible for the grant: restaurants, retail, salons/barbershops, doctor/physician offices, retail pharmacies, daycare facilities, drycleaners, and gyms and fitness centers. Businesses must have revenues of more than $100,000, have been in business for longer than 1 year, and must be business-to-business in operation. The following are eligible and ineligible costs of the program.
The JobsOhio Economic Development Grant focuses on fixed-asset and infrastructure investment by companies, which may include the following: land, building, leasehold improvements, machinery, equipment, moving/relocation costs of machinery/equipment (freight shipping) related to the project, infrastructure including utility, telecommunications, information technology, etc., site development, fees/material costs related to planning or feasibility studies, engineering services, and software development.
For additional eligibility & requirement information visit: https://www.jobsohio.com/inclusion-grant/
If you have any questions about this program, feel free to give WEDCO a call at 419-636-8727 to speak with Executive Director Megan Hausch.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio though Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow JobsOhio on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
Utilizing Local Resources
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!
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.
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.
WEDCO BOARD MEETINGS
Williams County Community Offices, Conference Room A&B
1425 East High Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – WEDCO Board Meeting @ 8:00AM
Tuesday, February 23, 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.