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Every year, the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council meets with area investing members and other officials to report on what the area has seen economically since the last meeting. This last year, according to council executive director Greg Myers., has been a positive one, with plenty of growth seen in the region. With 15 new business endeavors and several companies expanding or planning to expand in the near future, Myers says that there's been plenty going on in 2018.
The European American Investment Council is currently helping Auglaize County expand and welcome foreign direct investors into the area.
The Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council became a member of the European American Investment Council in 2016, as one of of the council’s founding Ohio members.
The early stages of construction are already well underway at 705 Commerce Drive in Wapakoneta.
The ground has already been leveled and backhoes and bobcats are standing at the ready.
But on Monday, FlexArm staff turned the ceremonial first dirt on what will soon become their new home.
It’s been a staple in Wapakoneta for nearly 50 years and now this business is expanding and staying in Wapakoneta.
Pratt Industries is moving right along with their two-phase project in Wapakoneta.
Things will be getting a little bit crowded on the south side of town.
FlexArm, the Wapakoneta based manufacturer of machining equipment, will break ground on a $4 million facility in Wapakoneta, located south of US-33 on 705 Commerce Dr, less than a mile from the Pratt Industries recycling and corrugated cardboard factory currently under construction.
Meeting Wednesday, Wapakoneta City Council’s Finance Committee, acting on a recommendation from Mayor Tom Stinebaugh and Auditor Wilbur Wells, asked that legislation be drawn up to create a new position for a city engineer — and the mayor knows exactly who he wants to hire.
THE WDI of West Ohio, Inc. will be offering a robotics course and a welding course in the fall. The robotics course is a 3 week program that will run from Tuesday, September 25th through October 11th. The welding course will begin on Monday, October 22nd, running for 7 weeks until mid-December.