GALION — The Galion-Crestline Chamber of Commerce held its annual Manufacturing Celebration of Success breakfast at the Galion High School Auditorium on Wednesday morning.
Numerous Galion businesses were in attendance to recognize eleven local employees who have gone above and beyond for their companies.
After a breakfast catered by Avita, Chamber President introduced the event speaker Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio’s 4th District. Mr. Jordan spoke to the importance of manufacturing businesses in not only Crawford county, but his entire district as a whole.
“The work that goes on at the companies represented here today is vital,” said Jordan.
Jordan also took a few moments to address the current political climate across the country. Mr. Jordan is currently running for re-election against Democrat Janet Garrett.
At the conclusion of Congressman Jordan’s words, Member Engagement Director Miranda Jones from the Galion-Crestline Chamber stepped to the stage to introduce the honorees.
Those recognized included:
- Pat Sabo, a 30 year employee at Schilling Graphics.
- Jessica Behr, a nine year employee at Tramec Sloan
- Gary Conklin, a 40 year employee of Eagle Crusher
- Ken Ewing, a 30 year employee of Longstreth Memorials
- Duane Hobson, 27 years with Covert Manufacturing
- Glenn Johnson, 30 years at Carter Machine
- Rick Lowe, 30 years with Urban Industries
- Randy Nickler, 30 years with Carter Machine
- Bob Wittibslager, 35 years with Elliott Machine Works
- Steve LaForest, 30 years with Carter Machine
- Matt Worley, 9 years with Longstreth Memorials
Each recipient was presented with a certificate and plaque for their achievement.
Closing remarks were delivered by Gary Frankhouse from the Crawford Partnership who was followed by Galion City Schools Superintendent Jim Grubbs who invited all in attendance to take a tour of the high school building at the conclusion of the event.