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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.
Pratt Industries, the newest occupant in Wapakoneta’s Job Ready Site, is living up to its mission — to be the best vertically-integrated paper, packaging and resource recovery company in the Western Hemisphere — with plans to lease the former Gateway Packaging facility on Industrial Drive and convert it to a drop and bale facility to feed the new paper mill now under construction on County Road 25A.
Officials in Wapakoneta are saying that the recent deal made for the greenhouse may be a good opportunity for the city.