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Members of the Holmes County Economic Development Council and Holmes County leaders recently toured a few of the many manufacturing businesses in the county.
"Everything starts with a good mold. If you don't have a good mold, you don't have good quality manufactured stone." -- Mike Burch, director of business improvement
■ 2,000 molds a day of manufactured stone made in a 325,000-square-foot facility.
■ 75 employees, with production workers paid an hourly wage and incentive bonuses.
■ 12-14 hours to cure stone before it can be packed
■ In two days, molds make a full cycle through the factory.
■ 200,000 gallons of water, including reclaimed and rainwater, stored and ready for use at all times.
Walnut Creek Foods
"A lot of this stuff, we've only added since we've been in here. We see the frozen bakery category as one that has a lot of potential." John Yoder, manufacturing plant manager.
■ Produces in three areas (U.S. Department of Agriculture meat products; Food and Drug Administration, wet area; FDA, dry area).
■ 60 employees at the 350,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, which opened in 2015.
■ Bakery line can produce as 20,000 cinnamon rolls a day and 3,000 pizza crusts a day.
■ More than 100 different products made on the wet line.
■ 8,000-10,000 pounds of mush produced a week, two-thirds goes directly to Bob Evans.
Millersburg Brewing Co.
"Every beer in here is named after something in Holmes County. French Ridge (IPA) is the hottest one right now." Bill Baker, owner.
■ 16 beers made, with 12 on tap and 5 being canned.
■ Awarded 2016 Great American Beer Festival Aged Beer Gold Medal for Doc's Scotch Ale.
■ Opened four years ago in downtown storefront once home to a grocery store and an antique store.
■ Mascot "Rosie" was inspired by the movie "Paint Your Wagon," and her face and tail are on the front and back of every canned beer.
■ 1920s industrial look of bar uses reclaimed materials found inside the building.