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Business of the Month Spotlight
World Class Plastics
World Class Plastics has been named the Logan County Chamber's September Business of the Month.
Since their startup in 1994, World Class Plastics, Inc. has endeavored to be a 'world class' provider of thermoplastic injection molded products and services. The company has earned its position in the industry through superb customer services and technical support.
Being able to provide excellent service and support for their injection molding company isn't all they are capable of. World Class Plastics has recently been showcasing their ability to pivot and get creative in the midst of the pandemic.
"We have been predominantly a custom injection molder, molding for the end user, but when the COVID-19 started this spring, we wanted to help our community fill a need for our PPE products that were nearly impossible to obtain," said World Class Plastics' Vice President, Scott Wisniewski. "We created a face shield concept and within five days had it in production."
Since then, World Class Plastics has improved the face shield with a material of higher clarity once it was available. They also designed a face mask with an N92 filter media that filters down to 0.1 microns to help combat the spread of the virus. World Class Plastics now has a line of PPE products that include, but are not limited to, Face Shields, Face Masks, No-Touch Keys and ear savers.
World Class Plastics assembles more than just PPE. They injection mold and assemble visually critical and tight tolerance products using a variety of plastic materials including poly propylene, acetal, nylon, ABS, elastomers and other engineering resins.
With a focus on leadership, training and process control, World Class Plastics continues to improve its products and processes while providing high levels of customer service, quality and competitive prices.
"We strive to offer custom injection molding for any company that has a need and is looking for a long-term relationship" said Scott.
Not only is the team at World Class Plastics a team of hard-working and creative individuals, they also are local to Logan County.
"We chose to start our business in Logan County because it was our home, and we wanted to offer our community job opportunities," said Scott. "We have been able to give back to the place we have grown to love and call home."
World Class Plastics values their membership at the Logan County Chamber. Scott says they have been able to become more engaged in the community, receive training opportunities, benefit from the guidance offered at safety meetings, network with other businesses and they enjoy taking advantage of the discounts offered through the Chamber and the Bureau of Workman Compensation.
"The HR Lunch and Learns are always a great source of timely information," said Scott. "But we have to say that one of the greatest benefits has been the way the Chamber has stepped up this year during the pandemic. They kept us updated on all of the Federal, State and Local changes and supplied us with the resources needed to navigate through a very challenging time. I don't know how we would have been able to stay on top of this changing situation without them."
Please join us in congratulating World Class Plastics for being selected as the Chamber Business of the Month for the month of September. Please click here to visit their website.
2019 Stars In Business Award Winners
Margaret Piatt - Max Evans Tourism Award Winner
Margaret Piatt began her career at Piatt Castles as a child living in the back of Mac-A-Cheek Castle, where she gave her first tour at age five to her uncle Cricket. She has continued to be an active part of the Castles through her work developing exhibits, programs, and events for both local residents and visitors. Her efforts at Piatt Castles attract visitors from all across the U.S.
RTC Services - Nonprofit of the Year
RTC began in the 1960s when a group of parents of children with disabilities banded together to form a school for their children. Today, RTC Services is a nonprofit organization that operates several day programs, individualized employment services, and public transportation for Logan County. Their mission is to provide services that promote employment, community connections, and independence in life.
Colton Lowry - Young Professional of the Year
Colton Lowry joined Edward Jones Investments as a financial advisor in 2013 after graduating from Miami University with a degree in finance. Aside from being a financial advisor, Colton is also the current president of the Rotary Club of Bellefontaine, a member of the Green Hills Community board of directors, and a United Way board member. He was born and raised in West Liberty and is a 2009 graduate of West Liberty-Salem.
Homegrown Yoga - Emerging Business Award Winner
Homegrown Yoga was started in 2018 based on the values of integrity and passion, a love of yoga, interest in quality teaching, and the belief that yoga can be accessible to everyone. Founder Addy Passaro took her first yoga class in 2011 and began an avid practice of yoga in 2016. The studio on North Main Street offers 29 classes a week in variety of styles of yoga.
Majestic Plastics - Small Business of the Year
With a combined 15 years of experience in injection molding and manufacturing, Sean & Bobbi Ammons began in December 2000 with a single machine and one sub-contracted job. Today, they own 23 molding machines operated by 60 team members producing over 10 million parts a month for the automotive industry worldwide. They compete with some of the largest companies in the world and have won numerous awards for impeccable quality, delivery, and customer service.
Ron & Kathy Troyer - Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Ron and Kathy Troyer took their love for home-brewing craft beer and their passion for the process to the next level by opening Roundhouse Depot Brewing Co. in 2018. In its short time, Roundhouse has quickly become a destination for craft beer lovers from across Ohio. Ron & Kathy brew all beer, cider, and wine on site at their West Chillicothe Avenue location, with 10 beers and 2 ciders on tap at all times.
Hill & Hamilton - Integrity in Business Award Winner
Founded in 1920 by Glenn Hill & Fred Hamilton with a desire to provide Logan County residents and businesses a better insurance experience, Hill & Hamilton Insurance began its storied tradition. Current owner Tom Simon joined the agency in 1981 and in 2006, Tom’s son Matt joined the company. Today, Hill & Hamilton is the largest insurance agency headquartered in Logan County.
Alan Hale - Richard J. Rupp Leadership Award Winner (posthumous honor)
Having served in various professional capacities as well as with a number of service groups and organizations, Alan Hale’s legacy in Bellefontaine and the surrounding community is indisputable. Alan graduated from Dartmouth College in 1961 and shortly thereafter began work for the Peace Corps Training Camp in Puerto Rico. Alan’s work took him to Minnesota, Hawaii, New York, and finally back to Bellefontaine in the mid-1980s. Alan worked with the Logan County Prosecutor’s office and later worked as Director of the Logan County Solid Waste District. Alan returned to the Peace Corps as a volunteer in 2017 and served in the Philippines until his untimely death in July 2019.