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!
Message from the Director
October is National Manufacturing Month!
To kick off National Manufacturing Month WEDCO will be hosting a Manufacturing Day Bus Tour for Williams County area school leaders on October 4, 2017! To RSVP contact Megan, (419) 636-8727.
Registration is now open for 2017 Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day 10/13/17!
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.
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.
8/15/17, 1:30PM Marketing Subcommittee Meeting, 2:45PM Workforce Subcommittee Meeting
8/22/17, 8:00AM WEDCO Board Meeting
9/22/17, Manufacturer RSVP’s for Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day DUE
OCTOBER: NATIONAL MANUFACTURING MONTH
10/4/17, Williams County Manufacturing Day Bus Tour
10/13/17, Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day at Northwest State Community College
FEATURED AUGUST MEMBERS: Powers & Sons and 20/20 Custom Molded Plastics
From its modest beginnings as a small machine shop at the back of a Ford dealership, Powers & Sons, LLC has evolved into a multinational, state-of-the-art, full-service supplier employing over 300 people in the United States and Mexico. As a premier designer and provider of machined steering and suspension components, systems and assemblies, Powers & Sons, LLC markets and sells its products to Original Equipment Manufacturers and is a tier 2 provider to other tier 1 suppliers.
Established in 2001, with 34 acres of land, the company has grown to 320,000 sq.ft. with an additional 160,000 sq.ft. in warehousing at a second location. 20/20 has won numerous awards including: 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year, presented to Ron Ernsberger, President; 2014 Plastics News Excellence Award; and 2016 WEDCO Large Business of the Year.
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.