Ohio Business Spotlight
The Ohio Business Spotlight is a new initiative designed to highlight strong businesses that can serve as examples of Ohio’s economic potential. Ohio businesses start at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office, so there is a special opportunity to empower new entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to succeed in the Buckeye state. Each month, Secretary LaRose will select various businesses around the state that share a common theme.
"My great grandfather found his American dream in Ohio when his company filed to do business right here at the Secretary of State's office," said LaRose. "It’s my goal to continue encouraging that dream and highlighting Ohio’s success stories will go a long way towards providing the energy, insight, and inspiration entrepreneurs need as they prepare to start their business."
November's Ohio Business Spotlight
November is National Career Development Month – “a time for students and employees to focus on their future career choices. No matter their age, students in every classroom have an opportunity to explore careers.”
Ohio has many businesses that are great examples of quality apprenticeship based employment, shadowing programs for students, and internal career development efforts. The level of collaboration between the public and private sector within the Buckeye State is quite exceptional – and it is a key part of helping us achieve our goal of a better future for every Ohioan!
Address: 9227 Centre Point Dr West Chester, OH 45069
County of Headquarters: Butler
AK Steel is a leading producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, primarily for the automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, including electrical power, and distributors and converters markets. Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), AK Steel has registered apprenticeship programs that equip production employees with skills for advanced manufacturing.
AK Steel has a large and well-developed in-house training facility where apprentices receive instructionfrom highly trained and qualified on-staff instructors. The company is currently expanding their program to include an Electronics Technician registered apprenticeship.
Address: 17 S. Main Street, Suite 201, Akron, OH 44308
County of Headquarters: Summit
Military Hire's mission is to “Serve Those Who Served” by helping veterans, military spouses, and family members find fulfilling careers. Thousands of companies across the USA are interested in hiring veterans and military spouses and seek candidates with the skills, values, and character that is ingrained in military culture. Military Hire, located in Akron but working with veterans all over the country, provides a complete range of services to those with military backgrounds. To learn more about how they help those who have served our country, visit www.militaryhire.com.
NEX Transport Inc. started in 1989 with seven employees and has since quintupled its warehouse space grown to employ over 800 team members. This logistics service provider specializes in innovative supply chain solutions and has made it their priority to offer skill up opportunities to associates. NEX has partnerships with local schools to assist in career development outreach and even employs some high school students who may plan to continue their work with the company after graduation. NEX campuses call three Ohio towns home, and you can find out more on nextransportinc.com.
Address: 2800 Fostoria Ave, Findlay, OH 45840
County of Headquarters: Hancock
Werk-Brau in Findlay manufactures a complete line of earth moving attachments for heavy equipment machines. Werk-Brau attachments can be foundall over the world in some of the toughest of work conditions. To build these tough and adaptable components, skilled and hardworking staff must operate together as a team. Werk-Brau connects with trade schools such as Penta County Career Center near Toledo to find the best students for its paid apprenticeship program and then hires them on as full time staff after graduation. Find out more about the company at www.werk-brau.com.
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