We’re Celebrating Manufacturing Businesses Made in Springfield
4 Nov 2022
Springfield is tough, tenacious, and resilient and nothing epitomizes that like Clark County’s manufacturing companies. These companies have fought to produce the highest quality products, sometimes in competition with much larger organizations. There is a fighting spirit in Springfield with business owners and their employees willing to fight to win, fight to grow, and fight to thrive. And they’re doing it. Springfield’s manufacturing sector has grown year over year and today we celebrate its success. After all, it’s Manufacturing Month!
Manufacturing Businesses Made in Springfield (and Growing in Clark County)
Springfield and Clark County have a history of manufacturing success. We’re home to branches of large multinational corporations like Konecranes and startup manufacturing companies making it big, like Fire Manufacturing Innovations LLC. “Regardless of the size of the manufacturer, Clark County has the resources to support their growth. From shovel-ready sites to a growing talent pool, businesses can find what they need to grow in Springfield, Ohio,” said Mike McDorman, President & CEO of the Greater Springfield Partnership.
Fire Manufacturing Innovations LLC is serving fire departments across the United States from their Clark County location. Terry Albert, Co-founder of Fire & Marine Inc. (Fire Manufacturing Innovations LLC aka FMI) said, “We started in 2007 and have grown quite a bit with an emphasis on manufacturing and equipment components. We’re on a continuous growth path right now.” He continued, “Our backlog has been growing and our goal is to double our capacity in Clark County within the next five years.” When asked what he attributes their success to, he said, “The team members at FMI are making this possible.”
FMI is one of the many manufacturing companies thriving in Clark County. There are 157 manufacturing companies operating within the county and together, they employ over 5,200 people. “The Partnership is focused on supporting all of our manufacturing companies and ensuring they have the workforce they need to grow. That’s why we have developed internship programs and actively recruit talent at local high schools and throughout our region,” said Amy Donahoe, Director of Workforce Development. “We understand that the best way we can celebrate and thank our manufacturing community is by supporting their workforce recruitment and development efforts. The Partnership is up to the task.”
“We invite our entire community to join us in recognizing Clark County manufacturers during Manufacturing Month, and support their growth by considering Clark County for their next career move,” said McDorman.