Industry & Agriculture

Agri-business continues to constitute a sizable portion of the economy in Huntington County. There are approximately 700 farms covering 188,000 acres. Soybeans, corn, and wheat are the principal crops. Recent figures show 58,000 head of hogs and 7,900 head of cattle. One of the nation’s leading producers of laying hens operates a major facility near Warren. The sale of crops and livestock produce a gross income of over $60.6 million and purchases by these same farms topped $60.3 million in 1995.

The facility occupies 135,000 square feet on 17 acres. Wayne Metals, LLC is QS9000 registered, and has capabilities including laser and plasma burning, punch presses through 500 tons, press brakes through 400 tons, robotic welding and a high volume wet paint and powder coat facility. Customers include companies in the transportation, industrial equipment and consumer products industries. Markets served are worldwide.

The company has a long-standing reputation for being an innovative leader in stamping, fabrication and finishing. The recent addition of powder coating further enhances the company’s capabilities. Ultra modern information systems assist in the ability of the company to always deliver on time and in many cases just in time.