Largest employers in Lima area


A modular superflex coating line nears completion at MetoKote in Lima last February. The company has 800 employees, making it the fourth-largest employer in Allen County.

A modular superflex coating line nears completion at MetoKote in Lima last February. The company has 800 employees, making it the fourth-largest employer in Allen County.


File photo | The Lima News

Submitted Photo | Crown Equipment Corporation unveils their new facility in New Bremen, Friday. The former opera house now holds administrative offices for the company.

Submitted Photo | Crown Equipment Corporation unveils their new facility in New Bremen, Friday. The former opera house now holds administrative offices for the company.


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Bryan Niese, assistant vice president at Kalida Manufacturing Inc., holds up scraps of metal that are sent to neighboring businesses for their uses. KMI, the largest employer in Putnam County, recycles as much material as possible, as it benefits those who could use their scraps.


File photo | The Lima News

ALLEN COUNTY

1. St. Rita’s Medical Center — 3,000

2. Lima Building Trades Council — 1,470

3. Lima Memorial Health System — 910

4. Metokote Corporation — 800

5. Ford Motor Company — 650

6. Dana Corporation — 621

7. DTR Industries, Inc. — 611

8. SpartanNash — 550

9. University of Northwestern Ohio — 530

10. Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 776 — 500

10. Walmart — 450

11. Husky Lima Refinery — 420

12. Rudolph Foods Company — 400

13. Joint Systems Manufacturing — 400

14. Alfred Nickles Bakery Of Ohio Inc. — 300

15. Correctional Behavioral Solutions Of Ohio, Inc. — 300

16. Lakeview Farms, Inc. — 300

17. Oakwood Correctional Facility — 292

18. Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company — 250

19. Accubuilt — 230

20. Carlson Quality Brake Parts — 200

Source: Allen Economic Development Group

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

1. Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen — 2,400

2. Grand Lake Health System, St. Marys — 650

3. Nidec Minster Machine, Minster — 550

4. AAP-St. Marys Corporation, St. Marys — 520

5. Setex Inc., St. Marys — 500

6. General Aluminum Manufacturing, Wapakoneta — 450

7. ContiTech, St. Marys — 430

8. Dannon Company, Minster — 410

9. American Trim, Wapakoneta — 235

10. Koneta Rubber Co., Wapakoneta — 217

Source: Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council

HARDIN COUNTY

1. International Paper, Kenton — 736

2. Ohio Northern University, Ada — 653

3. Ada Technologies Inc., Ada — 503

4. Hardin County Government, Kenton — 420

5. Kenton City Schools, Kenton — 268

6. Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton — 220

7. Triumph Thermal Systems, Forest — 177

8. Precision Strip, Kenton — 175

9. Wilson Sporting Goods, Ada — 140

Source: Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance

PUTNAM COUNTY

1. Kalida Manufacturing Inc., Kalida — 542

2. Progressive Stamping Inc., Ottoville — 427

3. PRO-TEC Coating Company, Leipsic — 311

4. Unverferth Manufacturing, Kalida — 296

5. Iams-Mars Group, Leipsic — 290

6. Whirlpool Corporation, Ottawa — 283

7. Production Products Inc., Columbus Grove — 239

8. Schnipke Engraving Co., Ottoville — 162

9. Patrick Products, Leipsic — 143

10. Silgan Plastics, Ottawa — 136

Source: Putnam County Community Improvement Corp.

VAN WERT COUNTY

1. Eaton-Aeroquip Corporation, Van Wert — 1,070

2. Cooper Farms Cooked Meals, Van Wert — 451

3. Federal Mogul Corporation, Van Wert — 448

4. Central Insurance Companies, Van Wert — 339

5. Toledo Molding & Die., Delphos — 328

6. Van Wert Hospital, Van Wert — 305

7. Van Wert County, Van Wert — 300

8. Walmart, Van Wert — 265

9. Vancrest, Van Wert and Convoy — 242

10. Braun Industries, Van Wert — 195

Source: Van Wert Economic Development Group

A modular superflex coating line nears completion at MetoKote in Lima last February. The company has 800 employees, making it the fourth-largest employer in Allen County.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/03/web1_MetoKote3Smaller.jpgA modular superflex coating line nears completion at MetoKote in Lima last February. The company has 800 employees, making it the fourth-largest employer in Allen County. File photo | The Lima News
Submitted Photo | Crown Equipment Corporation unveils their new facility in New Bremen, Friday. The former opera house now holds administrative offices for the company.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/03/web1_CrownBuilding.jpgSubmitted Photo | Crown Equipment Corporation unveils their new facility in New Bremen, Friday. The former opera house now holds administrative offices for the company. Submitted photo
Bryan Niese, assistant vice president at Kalida Manufacturing Inc., holds up scraps of metal that are sent to neighboring businesses for their uses. KMI, the largest employer in Putnam County, recycles as much material as possible, as it benefits those who could use their scraps.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/03/web1_KMI-3-.jpgBryan Niese, assistant vice president at Kalida Manufacturing Inc., holds up scraps of metal that are sent to neighboring businesses for their uses. KMI, the largest employer in Putnam County, recycles as much material as possible, as it benefits those who could use their scraps. File photo | The Lima News

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