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

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.

Testimonial:

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

Collaborators:

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