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Strong Incentives
Tax credits, abatements, grants, low-cost financing Foreign Trade Zone and more.

Business-Friendly Climate
Effective community and government partnerships locally and throughout Northeast Ohio.

Access to Markets
Central location with great ground, rail, water and air accessibility.

High Quality of Life
Small town hospitality and country living with big city opportunities.

Leading Ag-Bioscience Infrastructure
Premier research facilities and infrastructure.

Low Cost of Doing Business

Energy, labor and occupancy costs among the nation’s most affordable.

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Outstanding Labor-Management Relations

Unionized Labor Highlights:

Emplyers in Wayne County enjoy excellent labor relations.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011 the number of workers belonging to a union in Ohio was 647,000. Unionization rates of employment is significantly lower in Wayne County (13.2%) than in the state of Ohio (13.4%) and surrounding MSA’s. 

Only twelve of the 60 (14.9%) manufacturing establishments with employment greater than 50 have unionized workforces.  Manufacturing employers with less than 50 employees experience an even lower unionization rate (1.1%).

No company that has located to Wayne County within the past 23 years has been organized.


No private sector union organizing effort has been attempted in Wayne County in the past five years.  One governmental entity consisting of 12 workers had a successful election result for AFSCME in 2001.

The following chart shows the overall decreasing trens of unionzation in Ohio.





Union Representation of Manufacturing Establishments - June 2012

Company
City
Primary SIC
Description
No.
Employees
% Unionized:
# Unionized
Active
Unions
Year
Est.
Akron Brass Co
Wooster
Fire Protection Equipment
306
65.4%
200
 International Association of Machinists
1918
Frito-Lay Inc
Wooster
Food Products (Wholesale)
350
86.9%
304
Teamsters
1932
Gerstenslager Co
Wooster
Metal Stamping (Manufacturers)
600
22.3%
134
United Steel Workers
1860
International Paper Co
Wooster
Paper-Manufacturers
114
69.3%
79
Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical Energy Workers Int. Union
1948
J M Smucker Co
Orrville
Preserves, Jams & Jellies
1000
40.0%
400
Teamsters
1897
Magni-Power
Wooster
OEM industrial safety & recycling equipment
110
59.1%
65
International Association of Machinists
1959
Morton Salt
Rittman
Salt
275
80.0%
220
International Steelworkers
1898
Mull Iron
Rittman
Steel Works, Blast Furnaces & Rolling Mills
70
35.7%
25
 
1983
Red Head Brass
Shreve
Ind. Machinery & Equip.
85
70.6%
60
 
1972
Ferro Corporation
Orrville
Inorganic Pigments
25
48.0%
12
 
1965
Flo-Tork, Inc.
Orrville
Fluid Power Cylinders & Actuators
70
44.3%
31
 
1957






























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