KTH manufactures automotive frame components for automakers worldwide. Although Honda is their major partner, many may not know that they also make parts for other auto manufacturers, including Toyota and Tesla. This has helped KTH continue to be a stable employer for our county. They have been in St. Paris since 1985 and employee over 1,000 people. They have had two major expansions since 1985 and continue to grow. Their total investment is over 30 million dollars and over 47 million dollars in payroll, providing a huge economic impact on our community. They have automated over the past several years as well, providing an opportunity for those in the engineering field to find a local place to work.
KTH has also been a leader in our community. They can be found supporting local agencies such as the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, or helping out at the fair every year. The HR staff are involved in the local manufacturing HR Council through the Champaign Economic Partnership(CEP). The CEP has been partnering with KTH for several years providing resources both financially as well as employment assistance. They have worked with our school business liaison in the schools which has resulted in employment and internship opportunities for our local graduates.
Located in Mechanicsburg, ATP was first established in 1990. The original facility was located in Plain City. ATP started as a joint venture with Japan to manufacture and distribute recoil tubing. This tubing has a variety of uses including what you see at your local car wash. As they grew, they moved their headquarters to Milford Center. In 2015 they increased their footprint to include a facility in Mechanicsburg, taking over the old IGA. Not only do they manufacture and distribute polyurethane hoses, but clamps and fittings as well.
ATP is a small-town manufacturer who cares about their employees. In 2016, ATP became an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) company. We are proud that ATP chose to grow in Champaign County. We look forward to what they do in the future.
Looking outside the box is a way that Rittal hopes to employ and retain a strong workforce for years to come. Champaign County is thankful for all that Rittal does for our community.
Marysville, Ohio – West Liberty-Salem Local Schools is the seventh area school system to join Memorial Sports Medicine’s School Athletic Training Program, which provides designated on-site athletic trainers for junior and high school sporting events and practices.
Memorial’s certified athletic trainers are specialty-trained in sports medicine-related healthcare, and perform the following duties:
Randy Moore, PT, OCS, MBA, and Executive Director of Musculoskeletal Services at Memorial Health shares, “In today’s school athletic world, it is crucial to have a team approach to healthcare for student-athletes in all sports, in all seasons. Memorial Health is honored to serve alongside the coaching staff, athletic department, and school nurses, in addition to the local EMT/paramedics, to complete a comprehensive athletic healthcare model for the students of West Liberty-Salem.”
Since 2012, Memorial has been providing these services to local schools. Today, the Memorial Sports Medicine team stands proudly behind nearly 1,400 junior high and 2,700 high school student-athletes across seven school districts. Memorial funds the salary and benefits of the athletic trainers at all of these schools as a community service.
According to Ryan Hunt, DO, and the Sports Medicine Physician Director at Memorial Sports Medicine, “Our mission at Memorial Health is to promote the health and wellness of our valued area residents, including our student-athletes. We believe that the proper evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries can make a lifelong difference in the health of an athlete.”
“West Liberty-Salem Local School District is very excited about our new partnership with Memorial Health and we look forward to the upcoming school year,” shares Kraig Hissong, Superintendent of the West Liberty-Salem Local School District. “Having Memorial Health as our sports medicine partner will provide our community with quality, professional resources for our student athletes. Even more important is the interest Memorial has shown in supporting and partnering with us. They are taking this opportunity very seriously and are committed to providing us with the best service. I see a lot of future potential with this partnership – potential that will hopefully result in many benefits to our greater community and school district.”
Other area school systems that have partnerships with Memorial Sports Medicine include Fairbanks, Jonathan Alder, Marysville, Mechanicsburg, North Union, and Triad.
To learn more about Memorial Sports Medicine and how its trained clinical professionals assist all athletes, visit memorialohio.com/sports-medicine.
Memorial Health is an independent health system based in Marysville, Ohio, which consists of Memorial Hospital’s main campus and satellite outpatient locations including Memorial City Gate Medical Center; Memorial Urbana Medical Center; Memorial Hospital Outpatient Surgery Center; Memorial Gables – a skilled nursing facility; Memorial Medical Group – a network of 46 physicians and mid-level providers with office locations throughout Marysville, Plain City, Richwood, and Urbana; and the Memorial Health Foundation. To learn more, visit memorialohio.com.
Memorial Hospital Nationally Recognized with Prestigious “Straight A” Recognition for Patient Safety
Achievement stems from Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades
Memorial Hospital achieved "Straight A" recognition in the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, the nation's most prestigious honor for patient safety. This recognition is awarded in step with a grade of ‘A’ in the Spring 2022 announcement, marking eight straight ‘A’s’ in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“It’s reassuring to know the hospital you rely on to protect the health and well-being of your family is at the top of their game. And Memorial is,” comments Chip Hubbs, CEO and President of Memorial Health. “Our clinical teams work around the clock to ensure every visit you make to our locations is safe and comforting. Our end goal is to provide the care you need with the confidence you deserve. Congratulations to our team members as we mark eight straight A’s!”
There will be approximately 325 students that will come through between 10:30am and 1:00pm. They will have a table and chairs set up for participants.
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Bundy, Rittal part of tour
“It was an awesome opportunity for these students to learn more about Bundy and Rittal – good jobs available right here in Urbana. They were all shocked to learn that Bundy makes the pans for McDonalds & Subways’ buns and that Rittal manufactures the server enclosures for some of the world’s largest organizations,” explained Justin Weller, Executive Director for the Urbana Youth Center.
Sidney Marshall, a current 10th grade student at Urbana who went on the trip found it very valuable. “I thought the trip was really good. I learned that even if I’m not trained in an area, they are willing to train us. They seem very patient and excited to have us work for them. I hope to graduate and work for either Bundy or Rittal,” Marshall shared.
Rittal & Bundy have numerous part-time and full-time job opportunities available locally in manufacturing, coding, robotics, marketing, business, and more. Both employers want to make sure that students know they can find a good paying job locally.
Tom Coles, Vice President of Human Resources for Bundy explained, “Investing in the future workforce isn’t just a good business decision, it is a decision to help provide youth with the means to have a successful life. The Urbana Youth Center is exactly the type of positive, forward thinking that keeps communities strong and thriving. We were honored to participate in this excellent opportunity for students and look forward to our ongoing partnership with UYC.”
“Rittal believes that the community must invest in our youth. They are our future. We were thrilled to support this career trip and show students the extraordinary full-time and part-time opportunities that exist at Rittal. Our team is looking forward to our continued partnership to help the ongoing efforts at the youth center,” Tony Pearson, Human Resource Manager for Rittal, shared.
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center is a career-technical school district serving 14 partner schools in five counties, including Urbana City Schools. Hi-Point works to foster career opportunities for students right out of high school.
“What a fantastic experience for our students. Both Bundy and Rittal gave a great presentation and tour,” Christina Flowers, a Career-Based Intervention teacher for Hi-Point at Urbana High School shared. “Several students left excited about career possibilities for themselves after graduation. I can’t thank the youth center enough for the opportunity that they helped provide for our students. What a fantastic day!”
Don Klingler, Advanced Manufacturing Instructor for Hi-Point at Urbana High School and one of the teachers who participated in the trip said, “What a great opportunity for our students to learn about our local niche manufacturers and what careers they can provide.”
“When meeting and planning with Justin (Weller) and his staff this past summer, I was excited and encouraged to collaborate with the UYC along with our career based program classes here at UHS to provide opportunities for our students to explore career pathways in the community and receive information that can set them up for success post-graduation,” said Nate Sever, Principal at Urbana High School.
The Urbana Youth Center, a project of the GrandWorks Foundation, provides comprehensive youth services to reach, restore, and revive the community. Currently serving more than 500 student members in grades six through twelve, with open hearts, open minds, and open doors UYC educates students through respectful, honest, and open-minded programming – according to the organization’s mission.
“The goal of this trip was to expose local students to great, local career opportunities and that’s what we were able to do thanks to the great community partners who are investing in the future of our community. We really can’t thank them enough,” explained Weller.
“Yes, the youth center is about providing a safe place to hang out and participate in fun activities. That said, one of the main goals of those programs is to build trust with students so we can get them homework and study assistance to improve their grades, provide them food while at the youth center and meals they can take home, get them connected with social groups and support resources, teach them basic life skills, and educate them about the fantastic careers available here at home. That’s what we are doing. That’s what the youth center is all about,” Weller shared.
As a not-for-profit organization, the Urbana Youth Center relies on local donations and grants to operate. According to UYC, volunteers are essential to delivering the programming that makes the youth center a success. Those that want to donate or learn more about UYC can go to https://UrbanaYouthCenter.org or text the youth center at 937-772-4022.
To be located on Edgewood Ave.
From Urbana Daily Citizen
On Wednesday morning, Sutphen Corporation held an official groundbreaking celebration at its new project site, 935 S. Edgewood Ave., Urbana.
The new facility will be 185,000 square feet, built on 55 acres of former farm land — which will provide plenty of room for future expansions. This new facility will combine three Urbana-area operations into one location while retaining 160 jobs and adding an additional 20 to 25 jobs in Champaign County. The new facility will be built by Bruns General Contracting. Sutphen hopes to have the project completed by December 2022.
Sutphen, founded in 1890, is the nation’s largest family-owned and operated fire apparatus manufacturer.
“This new facility will provide an incredible opportunity for our family’s business and for the city of Urbana to grow together,” said Sutphen Corporation President Drew Sutphen, a fourth-generation family member. “For the last 131 years, our family business has worked to build the safest, most reliable fire apparatus in the world. This step will help ensure that our family continues doing the same for the next 131 years.