Automatic Feed Co. & Laser Coil


First off being centrally located to 80 percent of customer base allows us to support them on a timely manner. Our state representatives being accessible and truly understand the why it is so important to support workforce development and our tax base is very comparable to other surrounding states.


Automatic Feed Company, a world-class designer and manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding automation solutions, established the Northwest Ohio Learning Center for Manufacturing Sciences, located within Automatic Feed’s headquarters. The facility serves as the technology learning center for a new partnership formed between Automatic Feed, Northwest State Community College, Napoleon Machine and Napoleon Area schools in order to promote manufacturing in the area.

Automatic Feed combined several offices into one large classroom with an attached office for the teacher in order to create the learning space. It then invested in all new furniture, carpeting and electronic equipment, such as a Smart Board and overhead projection system, to prepare the classroom for use.

The facility opened in late August, coinciding with the 2014-15 school year. Curriculum for the program is a combination of classroom and hands-on training and includes the following:  introduction to engineering technologies, Print Reading, Manufacturing Processes, and Industrial Computing. Additionally, there may be some education provided in administrative functions such as human resources and accounting.

High school students seeking college credit from a two-year college attend up to two hours each day. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday with a lab day every Friday. Students receive credit toward graduation as well as 11 to 12 community college credits. Automatic Feed Company hosts 15 students a year and recruit individuals through open house and school visits. The curriculum covers areas of engineering technology, manufacturing processes, metrology, industrial computing, machining safety, print reading, cost accounting and welding.


Location: 476 E. Riverview, Napoleon, Ohio 43545, Henry County
Type of Industry: Design and manufacturing of coil processing and automation equipment for the Automobile Industry worldwide.

Manufacture of Coil Processing Equipment and Laser blanking Equipment from Coil also Controls upgrades and retrofitting of coil processing equipment.

Number of Current Employees: 85
Year Company Started: 1949

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