With a legacy of industry, Wayne County is deeply rooted in manufacturing. Today’s manufacturers have built on this rich tradition to become leaders in the future of manufacturing technology.
At the Seaman Corporation, innovation is at their core, as they produce collapsible fuel tanks and tent materials for military and government applications, among other high-performance coated fabrics. With Will-Burt’s Telescoping Masts and Tower Elevation solutions, emergency recovery operations and other job sites can turn night into day in under 14 seconds. It’s clear that manufacturers throughout the county value innovation, technology and productivity.
Advance your career in Wayne County with opportunities in today’s highly automated manufacturing industry!
American Axle & Manufacturing
BCI, Buckeye Division
Luke Engineering & Manufacturing
Wooster Brush Company
Ameriseal, Inc., Artiflex, Associated Materials, Axalta Chemviron Midwest, Coating Systems, Bekaert, Dutch Quality Stone, E-Pak Manufacturing LLC, Faccin USA, FEW Automotive Glass Applications, Fount Valley, Inc., Gomaplast Machinery Inc., GRT Utilicorp, Inc., G&S Bar & Wire, H.E.A.T. Exchange Applied Technology, International Paper, J Horst Manufacturing Co., Johnson Brother Rubber Co., Kitty Poo Club, LLC, KORDA Manufacturing, Maintenance, Inc., Magna-Power, McElroy Packaging, Midway Swiss Turn, Inc., Moog Flo-Tork, Mormack Industries, Nucor, Orrvilon, PPG Paints, Preferred Airparts, Quality Castings, RAYCO Manufacturing, Inc, Refcotec, Rick Hinderer Knives, LLC, Riverview Industrial Wood Products, Round Grove Products LLC, Schantz Organ Company, SH Distributing, Inc., Smithville Mfg. Co., Southwood Lumber & Pallet, SPEED North America, Steribite LLC., Stahl Service Truck Bodies, Summit Sales & Equipment, Summit Wood Industries, Inc., Tilmor, Vibrantz Technologies, VT Hackney, The Will-Burt Company
Agribusiness / Agriscience
As one of the nation’s agricultural leaders, Wayne County is the top dairy-producing county in Ohio and it’s the state’s third largest agricultural economy. Known for its diversity, Wayne County farmers range from small family farms to large commodity operations; growing everything from field corn and soybeans to herbs and vegetables; and raising both traditional and nontraditional livestock.
In addition, Wayne County is home to the nation’s leading agbioscience research institution, The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The OARDC has directed its resources to advance knowledge and generate economic development opportunities for the people of Ohio and beyond by focusing on three signature areas of research excellence:
- Advance Bioenergy and Biobased Products
- Environmental Quality and Sustainability
- Food security, Production and Human Health
With 75% of the county’s land being used for agriculture, if farming is your goal, plant your roots in Wayne County!
Lowe & Young
The Ohio State University – CFAES
Ag Pro, Amos Livestock Equipment LLC, Beaver Meats, Buckeye Veal Services, Cargill, Canaan Meats, Central Farm & Garden, Cedar Valley Growers, Centerra Commodity Blenders, Co-op, Ed-Char Farm, Gerber Farm Division, Gerber Feed, Hothem Enterprises, JLC Business Solutions, Le Sommer Kidron, Inc., Maibach Tractor, Mast-Leply, Mast-Leply Storage Structures, Marshallville Packing Co., Ohio Farms Packing, Purina MIlls, LLC, Ramsyer Farms, Robert Butzer & Sons, Inc., Rock River Laboratory, Inc., Rural King, Scott’s Miracle Grow, Shreve Meats, Skylar Brook Farm, LLC, Smokin’ Dave’s Meats, Starlin Commodity Services, LTD, Strebs Meats, Tractor Supply Company (TSC), Tyler Grain & Fertilizer Co., Inc., Whitefeather Meats, 3D Meats
From residential to commercial, Wayne County offers numerous construction opportunities including creating, building and maintaining the homes, schools, hospitals, businesses and infrastructure that Wayne County relies on. As one of the top growing industries in Wayne County, construction companies provide greater prosperity by being innovative, productive and efficient.
Construction crews range from single contractors to small crews to larger operations and include jobs from pouring the concrete base to installing the roof and everything in between.
If you’ve always considered yourself to be handy, build your career in construction!
Bogner Construction Company
Weaver Custom Homes
Apple Creek Roofing, B & K Concrete Constructing & Contracting, Deco-Crete Supply, Delaware Building Systems, Edwards Roofing, Electrical Systems Integration, Fredericksburg Builders, Freeman Building Systems, Galehouse Companies, G.E. Baker Construction, Inc., Hackworth Electrical Contractors, Imhoff Construction Services, Inc., JW Zollinger, Kidron Vinyl, Leppo Rents, Most Paving, Northeast Erectors II, Inc., OH Handle It LLC, Orr Construction, Orrville Trucking and Grading, R.I.T. Services LLC, Silvestri Construction LLC, Spray Foam Solutions, T.R. Snyder Construction, Troyer Roofing & Construction, LLC, Trusco, Vince Mariola Construction, WM Commercial Roofing, Weeman Concrete, Wrought Designs Inc., Zollinger Builders, LLC
Wayne County is home to a thriving group of food processing companies that provide food and beverage products nationwide. The area serves as the world headquarters of The J.M. Smucker Co. and is home to major food processors like PepsiCo, Daisy Brand and Smith Foods.
In addition, Wayne County is home to the largest and most comprehensive agricultural bioscience research and development center in the country, The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), part of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
If you have the right ingredients for a career in food processing, join us in Wayne County!
Certified Angus Beef
Frito-Lay North America
Ingredient Innovations International
The J.M. Smucker Co.
Gerber Poultry, Morton Salt
With a total population of 116,000+, healthcare continues to be a top growing industry in Wayne County. Along with a strong network of ambulatory healthcare providers and nursing and residential care facilities, the local healthcare industry is anchored by three major providers:
- Wooster Community Hospital has received numerous awards including Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals.
- The world-renowned Cleveland Clinic has several facilities within our community including a family health, women’s health and specialty surgery center. In U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Hospital rankings, The Cleveland Clinic was named the top fourth best hospital in the country.
- Aultman Orrville Hospital, recognized for fast ER discharge times and one of the best maternity hospitals in 2022, is a subsidiary of Aultman Health Foundation and a close-to-home community hospital with access to advanced health care services.
From billing and coding to medical and dental assisting to bachelor’s degrees in nursing and biology, Wayne County’s educational institutions offer abundant opportunities in healthcare.
Change your life and the lives of others with a career in healthcare!
Akron Children’s Hospital
Aultman Orrville Hospital
Bloomington Medical Services
Wooster Community Hospital
Wooster Eye Center
Wooster Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine
Allium Naturpathic Health, Affordable Healthcare Partners, Anazao, Aultman Orrville Doylestown Health Center, Aultman Orrville Dunlap Family Physicians Apple Creek, Aultman Orrville Dunlap Family Physicians Dalton, Aultman Orrville Dunlap Family Physicians Orrville, Aultman Orrville Sports & Wellness, Buckeye Family Healthcare, Chiofalo Chiropractic Clinic, Clarkson Eyecare Wooster, Cleartone Hearing Aid Service, Comprehensive Internal Medicine Inc., Davita Dialysis, Dunlap Family Physicians, EJ Therapy, Engaging the Spirit, Foot & Ankle Center of Ohio, Gregg Orthodontics, Growing Healthy Habits, Health Point, Hearing Life, Illuminate Mental Health, LLC, Lyons & Phillips Dental, Main Street Pharmacy & Wellness Center, MedPro Group, Mental Health & Recovery Board of Wayne & Holmes Counties, Milltown Family Physicians, Inc., Monarch OBGYN, Monheim Dentistry, NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties, Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare, Pace Healthcare LLC, Power Pose Nutrition, Pycraft Family Eye Care, Raber Dental, Raber Eye Care/Cornerstone Vision Development Center, Robert V. Sibilia MD, Inc., Samaritan Care, Inc., Skincare Solutions, Smith, Bradley J., O.D., Sterling Chiropractic, The Counseling Center of Wayne & Holmes Counties, Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery, Viola Startzman Clinic, Wayne County Health Department, Wayne -Holmes Health, Westview Wellness Center, Wooster Ambulatory Surgery Center, Wooster Pharmacy, LLC, YMCA of Wayne County
Logistics and Transportation
Wayne County transportation and logistics companies keep products moving and offer exceptional customer experiences. With reputations to maintain, reliability, safety and on-time delivery are top of mind for logistics and transportation companies. There’s no over-promising and under-delivering here!
Maintenance is also key for the transportation industry with many companies offering off road opportunities too!
Be the driving force for products in Wayne County with a career in logistics and transportation!
Jarrett Logistics Systems
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company
Catrone Trucking Inc., CRW Freight Management Services, Shade Trucking, S&W Express, Inc., Wayne County Airport
Metal Production & Fabrication
Sized, shaped, rolled, drawn and coated metals are produced by Wayne County’s extensive line of metal fabricators. By volume, Wayne County’s largest non-agricultural cluster is specialty metal and metal fabrication. The businesses making up this cluster can be found in all corners of the county, utilizing a wide variety of techniques and manufacturing processes to manipulate a multiplicity of metals and alloys.
Learn skills for today’s metal production and fabrication through adult education classes at the Wayne County School’s Career Center or through local campuses of major Ohio universities.
Fine tune your skills with a career in Wayne County’s metal production and fabrication!
AT & F Advanced Metals
Global Body and Equipment Company dba CNC Metal Products, Last Arrow, Magni-Power Company, Metal Dynamics Co., Morrison Custom Welding, Tricor
Representing several top growing industries in Ohio, professional service businesses continue to invest in Wayne County. Not only is there a strong demand for the wide variety of services, but Wayne County can also provide you with excellent educational opportunities, a low cost of living and a comfortable lifestyle.
With endless growth opportunities in Wayne County, join the professional services industry and get things done!
Apple Creek Banking Company
Briggs Financial Group
Broehl Law Office
Buckeye Oil Producing
College Hills Honda
Commercial & Savings Bank
Consumers National Bank
Critchfiled, Critchfield, and Johnston
Crossbridge Marketing & Orrville Printing
Daniel’s Amish Collection
Farmer’s National Bank
Goodwill Industries of Wayne & Holmes Counties
Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative
Hugon Art & Design
Huntington National Bank
Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative
Main Street Wooster
Meaden & Moore
Murr Printing and Graphics
Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce
Rea & Associates
Ross and Storck Law Office
The College of Wooster
The Daily Record
The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
The Village Network
University of Akron Wayne Campus
Wayne County Community Foundation
Wayne County Farm Bureau
Wayne County Schools Career Center
Wayne Insurance Group
Wayne Savings Community Bank
Western Reserve Group
Whitaker-Myers Insurance Group
Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce
Wooster Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Wooster Glass Company
AUTO: Ackerman Auto & Tire, Bob Snyder Auto Exchange, Chevrolet of Wooster, Dun Brothers Premium Auto, Flynn’s Tire and Automotive Center, Haasz Automall of Dalton, JD Byrider – Wooster, Kidron Kars Inc., Laria Chevrolet Buick, Leach’s Garage, Main Street Car Wash & Lube Center, Mazda of Wooster, Orlo’s Auto Parts, Okey’s Alignment, Inc., Polished 2 Perfection Automotive Detailing, Premier GMC, Pro-Touch, RNS Service, Inc., Sabettas Classics, Serpentini Chevrolet Buick of Orrville, Smetzer’s Tire Center, Inc., Summit Motorcars, Toyota of Wooster, Troxell Auto Sales, Truck Sales & Service, Inc., Van’s Auto Service & Tire Pro, Whites Ford
BANKS: Directions Credit Union, Greater Wayne Community Federal Credit Union, Park National Bank, PNC, Woodforest National Bank
CONFERENCE/ RENTALS: All Events Rentals, Genesis Conference and Party Center, Greystone Event Center, The Connection Conference & Event Center
EDUCATION/ TRAINING: Henley’s Driving School, Nick Amster, Inc., Tri-County Educational Service Center
HVAC/PLUBMING/ELECTRIC: AC Split Bolt, Inc., Albright Plumbing, Inc., Conrad’s Heating & Cooling Services, Dan’s Home Maintenance LLC, Dave’s Plumbing & Homes Maintenance, Geiser Electric, Johnson Electric and Sons, Mr. Rooter Plumbing, Nrh Electric, Inc., Orrville Plumbing & Heating, Pel Electric, Inc., Roberts Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Co., Schar Heating & Cooling, Inc., Shanklin Heating & Air Conditioning
FINANCES: Boreman, Norton & Cook, Edward Jones Investments, Everence Financial, Franklin Investment Services, GWC, Health Markets, Lifetime Financial Advisors, Lorson Financial, MBR Partners, Inc., Michael Steiner, Northwestern Mutual, PRISM Wealth Management, Ramsier Financial Services, Schaffer & Associates, Stifel, STAR Strategies, Thrivent Financial, True North Wealth Partners, 21st Century Financial
HOME FURNISHING: Bennet’s Appliance Centers, Inc., Brown’s Furniture, Nancy’s Draperies, Inc., Runion’s Furniture, Stoller Floors, Wooster Appliance Center
INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIERS & SERVICES: Albright Welding Supply Co, Inc., BAARON, LLC, Built-Rite Box & Crate, Inc., Coblentz Bros, Inc., Cryoplus, Inc., Elite Elastomers of Ohio, Exotic Fabrications, Hackworth Electric Motors, Inc., Ken Miller Supply, MCW Custom Industrial & Structural Fabrications, Wooster Products, XI Pattern Shop, Inc.
INSURANCE: AAA Ohio Auto Club, Buren Insurance Group, Inc., Hancock Insurance, Haudenschild Insurance Agency, Inc., Homer Yost Agency, Insurance Centre Agency, Kasburg Insurance, LLC, Mennonite Mutual Insurance, McCoy Insurance Agency, Progressive – Village Insurance Agency, Radtke Agency – Shelter Insurance, State Farm, Trent Insurance Group, Inc., Troy Miller Agency, Vaughn Insurance
IT/TECHNOLOGY: Ashton Technology Solutions, Blue City Studios, Inc., Computer Mixx, Contax Ltd, GiANT, Gordon Flesch Company, Inc., MT Business Technologies, Inc., Perry proTECH
LAW: Barbara A. Knapic, Attorney, Brown Law Offices, David Todaro Co, LPA, Eckinger Law Offices, Ltd, Eques, Inc., Johnson, Helmuth, Miller & Dossi, Keating Law Offices, LLP/Wayne County Title Agency, Logee, Hostetler, Stutzman & Lehman, LLC, Reynolds Law Office, Richard Law Office, LLC, Roetzel & Andress, LPA, Shriner Law Office, Taggart Law Firm
MEDIA/ ADVERTISING: Armstrong, ATO, LLC, Birdeye, Brandon Brown’s Photography & Video, Caret Film Co., Designwear/ Premier Promotions, Hatch Web Development, Heartland Promotional Products, J. Roberts Consulting, Jus B Media, Liberty Studios Photography and Tuxedos, Ohio Outdoor, One Digital, Plume & Paper, Snyder Advertising Art & Design, Stork Film Design, Town Money Saver, Wolf Creek Graphics, LLC, Wooster Media Group, Wooster Weekly News (AloNovus)
MOVING: Celina Moving & Storage, Inc., Krupp Moving and Storage LLC
NONPROFIT: Adoptive Sports Ohio, American Red Cross, Better Business Bureau, Boys & Girls Club of Orrville, Boys & Girls Club of Wooster, Catify Café & Adoptions, Inc., Central American Medical Outreach, Christian Children’s Home, Community Action Wayne/Medina, Friendtique/Nest, Forget-Me-Not Baskets, Inc., Habitat for Humanity in Wayne County, Inc., Habitat for Humanity – Restore, Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio, Ohio Means Jobs Wayne County, Ohuddle Inc., OneEighty, Inc., Orrville Area United Way, People to People Ministries, Pregnancy Care Center of Wayne County, Rails to Trails of Wayne County, Rittman Area Chamber of Commerce, The Salvation Army, United Way of Wayne & Holmes Counties, Inc., Wayne Center for the Arts, Wayne County Children’s Advocacy Center, Wayne County Children Services, Wayne County Children’s STEAM Playlab, Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Wayne County Humane Society, Wayne County Fire & Rescue Regional Training Facility, Wayne County Veterans Services, Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority, Whit’s End Community Place
PRINTING & DESIGN: Wooster Color Point, Print Swift, LLC
PRODUCTION/ DRILLING: Cramer Oil, Inc., Frontz Drilling
REAL ESTATE: Andrews Auctioneers LLC, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservice Professionals, Cutler Real Estate, HER Realtors, Howard Hanna, Keller Williams Legacy Group Realty, KIKO Auctioneers & Realtors, Premier Real Estate Connection, Redwood Living, RE/MAX Showcase, R&R Appraisal Service Inc., Shelmar Realty, Inc., Wayne-Holmes Association of Realtors, Welcome Home Simms Realty, Wiles Hanzie Realty
RETAIL: Buehler’s, E & H Hardware, Lehman’s Hardware
SIGNAGE/DISPLAY: Environsigns Ltd, Fought Signs, Lettergraphics, PFI Displays, Sign Design Wooster, Inc., Troyer Signs
STAFFING: CorTech, Sherion Mid Ohio
TAX/ BOOKKEEPING: Arrow Accounting, Dataview Tax Service, Inc., H&R Block, J Ritchie CPA, Knox & Knox CPA, Pickett & Pickett Tax Investments, Swartzentruber & Company, Inc.
TRAINING/ MOTIVATIONAL: Building Trust, Femminals Speak Up
WAREHOUSING/ FULFILLMENT/ OTHER: Animal Supply Company, Compak, Facility Outsource Group, Inc., Reich Consulting, Star USA