Page 1

Rolling Hills Skate Nearly Ready for ACTION Paula and Zach Hill have always been interested in owning a business and family is very important to them. Having four children of their own, the Hill’s set out to bring a family friendly activity to this area. When the opportunity arose to acquire Sam’s Skating Club in Sidney, they took it. Opening this spring, Rolling Hills Skate will offer recreational skating for individuals and group outings alike. Rolling Hills will provide a place where kids can be active and will offer an environment where parents can be assured their children are safe. Many hours and significant work have gone into renovating the skate club. When the Hill’s bought the rink, there was significant water damage to the maple wood flooring. They have successfully restored this floor to like-new condition. The walls and furnishings have been cleaned and covered with a fresh coat of paint. The restrooms, snack bar, and front desk area have all been completely refurbished. All 480 pair of skates have been cleaned, disinfected, and outfitted with new laces and insoles. According to Paula Hill, “Our goal is to build strong, long-term relationships in the community with civic, church, and school groups. We are thrilled to bring Rolling Hills Skate to Shelby County. Our slogan is straightforward and simple – to provide a safe, clean, wholesome environment – THAT’S HOW WE ROLL!”

Welcome to Sidney March 4, 2013!

ISSUE 6 - MARCH 2013

The publishers invite your comments, suggestions, story ideas, and sponsorship of future issues.

Contact us... > The City of Sidney www.sidneyoh.com jgoubeaux@sidneyoh.com > The County of Shelby www.co.shelby.oh.us kurte@embarqmail.com > West Ohio Development Council www.westohiodevelopment.com mdodds@westohiodevelopment.com > Sidney-Shelby County Chamber www.sidneyshelbychamber.com jraible@sidneyshelbychamber.com *Note: If you are interested in receiving a free digital copy of Shelby Sizzles via email, please subscribe at: www.sidneyshelbychamber.com/discoverSC_index.php#sizzle

Inside This Issue LOCHARD “DO IT” CENTER Major renovation to include brand new everything... PAGE 2

BUCKEYE ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS New facility in Botkins Industrial Park... PAGE 2

Sidney’s Best Kept Secret

SIDNEY INN Re/Max One 216 East Poplar St. Sidney, Ohio 45365 (937) 497-7961 www.gaysmith.com

& CONFERENCE CENTER

937-492-1131

www.sidneyinnhotel.com

E S I T R E ADV E HER

The cost is $275 per year. Contact the Chamber at 492-9122 for more information.

Sidney Shelby County Workforce Partnership Formed Board Members of the West Ohio Development Council have met with many of the County’s business and industry representatives. A recurring concern is the need for a qualified workforce to meet current and forecast demand. Failure to meet the workforce needs may result in fewer company expansions and hamper the attraction of new companies into Shelby County. After careful consideration, the Sidney Shelby County Workforce Partnership was formed. The Partnership is structured as a nonprofit corporation under the direction of an independent board and will be located in the WODC/ Chamber office suite at 101 South Ohio Ave, Sidney, Ohio. The organization will be funded by pledges from local industry and grants. The Mission of the Partnership is to: • •

BULK TRANSIT CORPORATION EXPANDS Now occupying over 11,000 sq ft and always looking for additional drivers... PAGE 3

Visit and benchmark local industries to assess workforce needs and requirements, both current and future Visit local high schools to evaluate the current educational activities in place, and help identify where additional curriculum is needed Coordinate industry and education needs into programs that develop the desired skills required by the future workforce

• • •

Work with local school systems to develop skills needed to be a good employee, including interviewing, teamwork, computer skills, and other technical skills Develop and promote job shadowing, internship and/or co-op programs Develop and implement a marketing program to promote local careers Develop metrics to measure results and success of the program

The Partnership has advertised for the Workforce Partnership Director. Pledges to support this initiative are still being accepted. For further information on how you can help, contact Mike Dodds, Executive Director, West Ohio Development Council, 937-498-9554 or email mdodds@westohiodevelopment.com


Lochard “Do It” Center Completes Major Store Renovation major renovation. “Our paint department is now second to none,” continues Iiams. “We installed a new computerized color matching system and since then have seen an up-tick in paint sales. Our newly installed key making system is a C3 certified ChipKey Center able to produce many of the more sophisticated keys found in today’s automobiles and trucks”.

A mainstay in Sidney retail hardware since 1981, the Lochard “Do It” Center recently completed a storewide renovation to include new floors and ceilings, lighting, merchandise display racks, cabinetry and countertops, check out stations, color schemes, in-store signage, cash registers, and computers. “Essentially we’re brand new”, says company controller Greg Iiams. All in the interest of delivering an improved customer experience, Lochard has invested significantly in this

Wi Fi has been added in the store as a service to their customers and to aid the inventory management process. A Milwaukee power tools section is now featured for the benefit of the weekend do-it-yourselfer and general contractor alike. A customer friendly hightech online ordering system has also been added. Complimentary to the new fresh look, customers are sure to appreciate the same high level of personal service that Lochard has been known for over the years. “Our customer-friendly, traditional style of doing business is what sets us apart,” concludes Iiams. The Lochard “Do It” Center is planning a storewide grand re-opening in May.

Buckeye Electrical Products Incorporated Expands in Botkins Buckeye Electrical Products Incorporated recently constructed a new facility in the Botkins Industrial Park on County Road 25A South. The facility will dramatically increase the company’s workspace and provide for the anticipated new growth in customer base and workload.

Bulk Transit Corporation is in the process of moving its Sidney operations to 1377 Riverside Drive in Sidney. The Riverside Drive facility is 11,300 square feet and sits on nearly 4 acres. The company currently occupies 9,250 square feet at 800 S.Vandemark Road in Sidney. Bulk Transit Corp. began transporting dry bulk freight in 1972 from their Ohio headquarters in Plain City, Ohio. Since then they have added two sister offices in New York and Texas, and over 10 operation centers throughout Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and New York from which to service their customers. The company specializes in the transportation of dry bulk freight including plastics, flour, cornstarch, lime, sand, cement, soda ash, trona, carbon, as well as corn syrup. Bryan DeWolf, vice president of Bulk Transit, said his company is always looking to hire drivers in this area. “We are small enough to react quickly to customer needs yet we have the means for larger job requirements as well,” DeWolf said. “This Riverside Drive facility fits our needs for space and allows us to make a seamless operational transition. This location is also close to our customers.”

Since Bulk Transit started their company, they have grown to 225 total employees. The company has more than a dozen employees that work out of the Sidney location. For more information on Bulk Transit Corporation go to: www.bulktransit.com or call 1-800-345-2855.

Expanded Facility and Additional Staff Planned at Air Handling Equipment, Inc.

As president and founder, Dick Platfoot has over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing of electronics. His extensive knowledge and expertise have helped develop his own business that meets the customer’s ever-changing needs. What began in 1995 as a modest one-room operation under the name of Platfoot Manufacturing has grown into a thriving business with ever-expanding capabilities and services.

Air Handling Equipment is an industrial air compressor sales and service provider in Sidney. According to company president Kurt Barhorst, Air Handling serves facilities throughout West Ohio in a variety of industries that include automotive, plastics, food and beverage, and healthcare.

Buckeye Electrical offers a wide range of products and services. These include four specialties: cables & harnesses, printed circuit boards, box builds, and coil winding & transformers. Along with their standard products, they complete many custom assemblies for their customers.

engineering to allow them to custom-build new products that are compliant with older equipment. Additionally, they can work with the customer to design and test new products that meet the customer’s needs.

From the initial design to the final product, Buckeye Electrical offers solutions to all of the customer’s manufacturing needs. This includes the use of reverse

The staff at Buckeye Electrical Products Incorporated can be contacted at (937) 693-7519, Fax: (937) 693-4964, Email: dplatfoot@buckeyeelectrical.com

SHELBYSizzles

{

Bulk Transit Corporation Expands Shelby County Operations

Business growth at Air Handling now necessitates their need for additional space. “We have outgrown our current facility’s office and parts storage capacities and are adding 2,600 square feet to meet these needs” says Barhorst. “Our planned addition includes a training room for both staff and customers.” Their expansion will add approximately 1,000 square feet for parts storage and four new offices. Ferguson

Construction is overseeing the project which is expected to be complete by June. Business growth at Air Handling has also created a need for additional staff. In the next six months the company anticipates adding two administrative positions and one service technician. All good news for Air Handling Equipment, its customers, and Shelby County.

SHELBYSizzles


Lochard “Do It” Center Completes Major Store Renovation major renovation. “Our paint department is now second to none,” continues Iiams. “We installed a new computerized color matching system and since then have seen an up-tick in paint sales. Our newly installed key making system is a C3 certified ChipKey Center able to produce many of the more sophisticated keys found in today’s automobiles and trucks”.

A mainstay in Sidney retail hardware since 1981, the Lochard “Do It” Center recently completed a storewide renovation to include new floors and ceilings, lighting, merchandise display racks, cabinetry and countertops, check out stations, color schemes, in-store signage, cash registers, and computers. “Essentially we’re brand new”, says company controller Greg Iiams. All in the interest of delivering an improved customer experience, Lochard has invested significantly in this

Wi Fi has been added in the store as a service to their customers and to aid the inventory management process. A Milwaukee power tools section is now featured for the benefit of the weekend do-it-yourselfer and general contractor alike. A customer friendly hightech online ordering system has also been added. Complimentary to the new fresh look, customers are sure to appreciate the same high level of personal service that Lochard has been known for over the years. “Our customer-friendly, traditional style of doing business is what sets us apart,” concludes Iiams. The Lochard “Do It” Center is planning a storewide grand re-opening in May.

Buckeye Electrical Products Incorporated Expands in Botkins Buckeye Electrical Products Incorporated recently constructed a new facility in the Botkins Industrial Park on County Road 25A South. The facility will dramatically increase the company’s workspace and provide for the anticipated new growth in customer base and workload.

Bulk Transit Corporation is in the process of moving its Sidney operations to 1377 Riverside Drive in Sidney. The Riverside Drive facility is 11,300 square feet and sits on nearly 4 acres. The company currently occupies 9,250 square feet at 800 S.Vandemark Road in Sidney. Bulk Transit Corp. began transporting dry bulk freight in 1972 from their Ohio headquarters in Plain City, Ohio. Since then they have added two sister offices in New York and Texas, and over 10 operation centers throughout Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and New York from which to service their customers. The company specializes in the transportation of dry bulk freight including plastics, flour, cornstarch, lime, sand, cement, soda ash, trona, carbon, as well as corn syrup. Bryan DeWolf, vice president of Bulk Transit, said his company is always looking to hire drivers in this area. “We are small enough to react quickly to customer needs yet we have the means for larger job requirements as well,” DeWolf said. “This Riverside Drive facility fits our needs for space and allows us to make a seamless operational transition. This location is also close to our customers.”

Since Bulk Transit started their company, they have grown to 225 total employees. The company has more than a dozen employees that work out of the Sidney location. For more information on Bulk Transit Corporation go to: www.bulktransit.com or call 1-800-345-2855.

Expanded Facility and Additional Staff Planned at Air Handling Equipment, Inc.

As president and founder, Dick Platfoot has over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing of electronics. His extensive knowledge and expertise have helped develop his own business that meets the customer’s ever-changing needs. What began in 1995 as a modest one-room operation under the name of Platfoot Manufacturing has grown into a thriving business with ever-expanding capabilities and services.

Air Handling Equipment is an industrial air compressor sales and service provider in Sidney. According to company president Kurt Barhorst, Air Handling serves facilities throughout West Ohio in a variety of industries that include automotive, plastics, food and beverage, and healthcare.

Buckeye Electrical offers a wide range of products and services. These include four specialties: cables & harnesses, printed circuit boards, box builds, and coil winding & transformers. Along with their standard products, they complete many custom assemblies for their customers.

engineering to allow them to custom-build new products that are compliant with older equipment. Additionally, they can work with the customer to design and test new products that meet the customer’s needs.

From the initial design to the final product, Buckeye Electrical offers solutions to all of the customer’s manufacturing needs. This includes the use of reverse

The staff at Buckeye Electrical Products Incorporated can be contacted at (937) 693-7519, Fax: (937) 693-4964, Email: dplatfoot@buckeyeelectrical.com

SHELBYSizzles

{

Bulk Transit Corporation Expands Shelby County Operations

Business growth at Air Handling now necessitates their need for additional space. “We have outgrown our current facility’s office and parts storage capacities and are adding 2,600 square feet to meet these needs” says Barhorst. “Our planned addition includes a training room for both staff and customers.” Their expansion will add approximately 1,000 square feet for parts storage and four new offices. Ferguson

Construction is overseeing the project which is expected to be complete by June. Business growth at Air Handling has also created a need for additional staff. In the next six months the company anticipates adding two administrative positions and one service technician. All good news for Air Handling Equipment, its customers, and Shelby County.

SHELBYSizzles


Rolling Hills Skate Nearly Ready for ACTION Paula and Zach Hill have always been interested in owning a business and family is very important to them. Having four children of their own, the Hill’s set out to bring a family friendly activity to this area. When the opportunity arose to acquire Sam’s Skating Club in Sidney, they took it. Opening this spring, Rolling Hills Skate will offer recreational skating for individuals and group outings alike. Rolling Hills will provide a place where kids can be active and will offer an environment where parents can be assured their children are safe. Many hours and significant work have gone into renovating the skate club. When the Hill’s bought the rink, there was significant water damage to the maple wood flooring. They have successfully restored this floor to like-new condition. The walls and furnishings have been cleaned and covered with a fresh coat of paint. The restrooms, snack bar, and front desk area have all been completely refurbished. All 480 pair of skates have been cleaned, disinfected, and outfitted with new laces and insoles. According to Paula Hill, “Our goal is to build strong, long-term relationships in the community with civic, church, and school groups. We are thrilled to bring Rolling Hills Skate to Shelby County. Our slogan is straightforward and simple – to provide a safe, clean, wholesome environment – THAT’S HOW WE ROLL!”

Welcome to Sidney March 4, 2013!

ISSUE 6 - MARCH 2013

The publishers invite your comments, suggestions, story ideas, and sponsorship of future issues.

Contact us... > The City of Sidney www.sidneyoh.com jgoubeaux@sidneyoh.com > The County of Shelby www.co.shelby.oh.us kurte@embarqmail.com > West Ohio Development Council www.westohiodevelopment.com mdodds@westohiodevelopment.com > Sidney-Shelby County Chamber www.sidneyshelbychamber.com jraible@sidneyshelbychamber.com *Note: If you are interested in receiving a free digital copy of Shelby Sizzles via email, please subscribe at: www.sidneyshelbychamber.com/discoverSC_index.php#sizzle

Inside This Issue LOCHARD “DO IT” CENTER Major renovation to include brand new everything... PAGE 2

BUCKEYE ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS New facility in Botkins Industrial Park... PAGE 2

Sidney’s Best Kept Secret

SIDNEY INN Re/Max One 216 East Poplar St. Sidney, Ohio 45365 (937) 497-7961 www.gaysmith.com

& CONFERENCE CENTER

937-492-1131

www.sidneyinnhotel.com

E S I T R E ADV E HER

The cost is $275 per year. Contact the Chamber at 492-9122 for more information.

Sidney Shelby County Workforce Partnership Formed Board Members of the West Ohio Development Council have met with many of the County’s business and industry representatives. A recurring concern is the need for a qualified workforce to meet current and forecast demand. Failure to meet the workforce needs may result in fewer company expansions and hamper the attraction of new companies into Shelby County. After careful consideration, the Sidney Shelby County Workforce Partnership was formed. The Partnership is structured as a nonprofit corporation under the direction of an independent board and will be located in the WODC/ Chamber office suite at 101 South Ohio Ave, Sidney, Ohio. The organization will be funded by pledges from local industry and grants. The Mission of the Partnership is to: • •

BULK TRANSIT CORPORATION EXPANDS Now occupying over 11,000 sq ft and always looking for additional drivers... PAGE 3

Visit and benchmark local industries to assess workforce needs and requirements, both current and future Visit local high schools to evaluate the current educational activities in place, and help identify where additional curriculum is needed Coordinate industry and education needs into programs that develop the desired skills required by the future workforce

• • •

Work with local school systems to develop skills needed to be a good employee, including interviewing, teamwork, computer skills, and other technical skills Develop and promote job shadowing, internship and/or co-op programs Develop and implement a marketing program to promote local careers Develop metrics to measure results and success of the program

The Partnership has advertised for the Workforce Partnership Director. Pledges to support this initiative are still being accepted. For further information on how you can help, contact Mike Dodds, Executive Director, West Ohio Development Council, 937-498-9554 or email mdodds@westohiodevelopment.com

Shelby County Sizzle Newsletter Issue 6 March 2013  

Shelby Sizzles is a quarterly newsletter highlighting the economic development "good news" of Shelby County and Sidney Ohio.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you