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Largest Employers

Working together brings more success and profit to everyone.

Auglaize County is a manufacturing powerhouse in West Central Ohio with more than 8,700 industrial jobs. Our companies range in size from small independent machine shops to international firms. Representing a strong and diverse industrial base, they are active participants in the world marketplace.

Some of our firms trace their roots back more than a century. Others are new to our communities. All are using state-of-the-art technology with highly skilled workers. There is a strong tradition of innovation, hard work, and craftsmanship. They know well the quality of our local workforce.

Being in a region with an abundance of manufacturing colleagues can provide real benefit to your firm. Our local companies work successfully in a variety of cooperative ventures. An excellent example of this collaboration is the West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium. The consortium is dedicated to improving the manufacturing workforce throughout the region. Working together, WCOMC identifies common challenges and aggressively finds solutions. The old adage, there is strength in numbers, well describes this collaborative approach among our regional manufacturers. In choosing Wapakoneta, you will not be alone in finding the answers to your business challenges.

Learn more about West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium



Crown Equipment Corporation
44 S. Washington St.
New Bremen, OH 45896
Manufacturer of forklifts and material handling equipment
2918 employees
Union affiliation: none

Grand Lake Health System

200 St. Clair Ave.
St. Marys, OH 45885
Regional hospital and healthcare center
650 employees
Union affiliation: none

Nidec-Minster Machine

240 W. Fourth St.
Minster, OH 4565
Manufacturer of industrial stamping presses
550 employees
Union affiliation: United Steel Workers (USW), Glass Molders, Pottery, Plastics (GMPP)

Setex, Inc (Division of Tachi-S)

1111 McKinley Rd.
St. Marys, OH 45885
Manufacturer of automotive seats
500 employees
Union affiliation: none

AAP-St. Marys Corporation

(Division of Hitachi Metals)

1100 McKinley Rd.
St. Marys, OH 45885
Manufacturer of aluminum cast wheels
520 employees
Union affiliation: none


1115 S. Wayne St.
St. Marys, OH 45885
Manufacturer of molded and extruded rubber products
430 employees
Union affiliation: United Steel Workers (USW)

The Dannon Company
(Division of Group Dannone)

216 Southgate Dr.
Minster, OH 45865
Manufacturer of yogurt products
410 employees
Union affiliation: Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM)

American Trim, LLC
713 Maple St.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Manufacturer of appliance parts and panels
125 employees
Union affiliation: none

Koneta Rubber Co.
1400 Lunar Dr.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Manufacturer of rubber matting, plastic and rubber splash guards
131 empolyees
Union affiliation: United Steel Workers (USW)

General Aluminum Manufacturing
13663 Short Rd.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Manufacturer of aluminum automotive parts
450 employees
Union affiliation: none


St. Marys Foundry

409 E. South St.
St. Marys, OH 45885
Foundry for ductile, alloy, and iron castings
160 employees
Union affiliation: none

Ametek Westchester Plastics
14097 Cemetery Rd.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Processor of plastic compounds & toll compounding
85 employees
Union affiliation:United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE)



Honda of America
Marysville, OH

Honda Engine Plant
Anna, OH

Joint Land Systems - Lima Tank Plant
Lima, OH

Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Fairborn, OH