Ohashi gives village gift for 17 years in Sunbury
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
Dennis Leckron, Administrative Manager with Ohashi Technica U.S.A., Inc., located at 111 Burrer Drive in Sunbury, was in chambers during last Wednesday’s (September 5) Sunbury Village Council meeting bearing a gift.
Ohashi Technica, which manufactures collars, fasteners and nuts for the automotive industry, has operated in the United States for 25 years and opened a plant in Sunbury in 1995. Ohashi has 30 warehouse employees on one shift; manufacturing has 20 employees on two shifts.
Earlier this year, on April 27, the village teamed up with Delaware County to plant three Yoshino Cherry Trees at the Ohashi plant; and the president of Ohashi traveled from Japan to Sunbury in July to participate in the planting two additional trees to commemorate the firm’s quarter century of operations in Ohio.
At last Wednesday’s council meeting, Leckron presented the village with an engraved commemorative crystal vase.
“This gift is on behalf of Ohashi Technica Incorporated and our employees,” Leckron said. “In 1995 we built our facility on what was then the outskirts of the village. Burrer Drive was just being developed. You are to be commended on your growth as a village, and we take pride in Ohashi Technica’s 17 years in Sunbury of its 25 years incorporated in Ohio.”
Leckron said in 1995 Ohashi opened its Sunbury plant with 23 employees. Today the company has 57 employees at its Sunbury operation and is growing.
“We thank the village for five Yoshino cherry trees,” Leckron said. “Thanks to (Sunbury Village Administrator) Dave Martin and the village maintenance crew. They were instrumental in our 25th year celebration. This gift is in appreciation of our business relationship.”
Sunbury Mayor Tommy Hatfield said the village thanks Ohashi Technica for being a good corporate citizen.