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JobsOhio Inclusion Grant Supports Schaad and Sons’ Growth Goals

Funding will support the company’s investment in equipment to improve automation and productivity to drive future growth

Tue Nov 24 2020

Company Name: Schaad and Sons
Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Company Profile: A manufacturer of custom architectural woodwork and cabinets.
Company Website:

Project Summary:

  • JobsOhio program: JobsOhio Inclusion Grant (JOIG)
    • About program: The JOIG provides financial support for eligible projects in designated distressed communities and/or for businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state.
    • Support amount: $50,000
  • Type of Project: Expansion
  • Location:
    • City: McConnelsville
    • Region: Southeast Ohio
  • Jobs:
    • Jobs committed: 3
    • Jobs retained: 13
  • Capital Investment: $156,688

About the project:

Schaad and Sons started almost two decades ago in a garage and has grown into a comprehensive 18,000-square-feet manufacturing facility and showroom employing thirteen full-time skilled staff and craftsmen.

“As a company, one of our guiding principles has been to embrace new technology to reinforce our commitment to consistent quality in the manufacturing of customized, hand-finished, high-quality, solid woods into architectural millwork and cabinets,” said owner Ryan Schaad.

According to Schaad, the company plans to invest over $150,000 to achieve growth goals for its products outside of the state of Ohio in both residential and commercial markets. The company plans to purchase four pieces of capital-intensive equipment that will create three new, full-time jobs at the facility.

Funding use:

The JobsOhio Inclusion Grant will support the machinery and equipment investment to improve automation and productivity to drive future growth.


“Our goal is to automate manual production steps while increasing capacity without sacrificing quality.”
Ryan Schaad
Co-owner / Schaad and Sons


JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), and Morgan County Improvement Corporation