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Success Stories

With excellent access to markets, a well-trained workforce, diverse industries, and a low-cost business environment, Piqua provides the tools growing businesses need to compete in today’s economy. With a wealth of workforce training and educational opportunities in Piqua, there is also an abundance of highly-qualified workers for businesses in the community. From skilled manufacturing workers to executives and entrepreneurs, the human resource spectrum in Piqua is diverse and dynamic.

Given these advantages, one would expect to find many examples of companies that have succeeded in growing their business in Piqua. Here are a few of those Success Stories.


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Apex Aluminum Die Casting

Category:  Success Stories, 2012

“We are very pleased with the opportunities we have in Piqua with its great access to markets and its competitive cost-ofdoing business. Our new Atlas Precision Machining Company facility is co-located with our Apex Aluminum Die Casting operations and provides us additional cost-savings and growth opportunities for both operations.” Pat Zimmerman...

Berwick Steel (Coilplus)

Category:  Success Stories, 2012

“Coilplus Berwick is happy to be in Piqua and be a part of the Piqua community. The city of Piqua has been great to work with and extremely business friendly. Our location on the I-75 corridor is a great location for shipping and provides us with easy access to ou...

French Oil Mill Machinery Company

Category:  Success Stories, 2011

“The French Oil Mill Machinery Company was started in Piqua in 1900 because of the community’s rich industrial heritage and its great workforce. Today, we continue to grow and innovate here in Piqua because of the community’s access to markets, its favorable business climate, and the excellent workforce development resources.” Danie...

Harmony Systems & Services

Category:  Success Stories, 2010

“Our company chose to grow our business in Piqua because of the community’s skilled workforce and its central location to our key customers. We also appreciate the great quality of life the community provides our employees. It’s clear to me we found our formula for success in Piqua.” David Richard, Plan...

Hartzell Air Movement

Category:  Success Stories, 2012

“This project will allow Hartzell Air Movement to help meet the growing demand for large, industrial fans, particularly for semiconductor manufacturers, mining, wastewater, and other heavy industrial applications. We were very pleased to make the High Bay Expansion project a reality in Piqua.” Jeff Bannister, CEO Hartzell Industries

Hartzell Fan

Category:  Success Stories, 2010

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Hartzell Hardwoods

Category:  Success Stories, 2011

“As a long-time Piqua business, we have seen our company— and our community—grow and change over the last 135 years. Even during these tough times, we continue to invest in Piqua because of our commitment to innovation, our talented team of associates and a supportive business environment.” John M. Owsiany President Hartzell Hardwoods

Industrial Spring

Category:  Success Stories

“Industrial Door Company is pleased to have found such a great facility to meet our needs. Located directly off Interstate 75, the new location for our Industrial Spring Company division better positions us with closer proximity to key suppliers and customers. We look forward to being part of the Piqu...

Industry Products Company

Category:  Success Stories

“Industry Products Company has been able to grow over the last 40 years because of the region’s rich industrial heritage, our commitment to customized solutions for our customers, and IPC Team Members, who truly are our greatest asset. With our latest expansion, we have further positioned ourselves to be on...

P&R Specialty

Category:  Success Stories

"This project will allow P&R Specialty to help meet the growing demand for our products, particularly for large nailed wood reel packaging for power transmission cables, telecommunications wires, industrial wire rope and chain. We are pleased to see our company continue to grow, especially here in Piqua.” Alissa Blankenship VP/Owner Greg Blankenship President/Owner


Category:  Success Stories, 2010

“Our decision to locate our operations in Piqua was an easy one. With its great access to markets, skilled workforce and supportive business climate, we knew we found a location that would help our business grow. We are very pleased to have made such a wise choice.” Michael A. Cox, Sr...

Quint Creative Group

Category:  Success Stories, 2011

"As small business owners, we know how important it is to have access to the right resources to help companies grow and succeed. The City of Piqua, the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce and Mainstreet Piqua have been there for us with the resources we needed to grow our busines...

Trupointe Cooperative

Category:  Success Stories, 2011

“When Trupointe Cooperative was looking for a site for its new corporate headquarters, we looked for a location where we could effectively serve our members and grow our business. We found those attributes in the City of Piqua with its great access, favorable business climate and supportive local government.” Darren Langhals Chie...

Upper Valley Career Center

Category:  Success Stories, 2012

“The renovation of the Upper Valley Career Center will provide students from our district continued access to a top-notch career and technical education. The state-of-the-art facility supports our on-going effort to prepare students for successful career pathways which may include post-secondary education, apprenticeships, and/or military service. It also ensures loca...