OMA Marks 110 Years of Protecting Ohio Manufacturing

This week, on Nov. 10, the OMA celebrated 110 years of protecting and growing Ohio’s manufacturing sector.

It all started at 2 p.m. on Nov. 10, 1910, at the Chittenden Hotel in Columbus. That’s when 17 prominent entrepreneurs — responding to an invitation from Colonel J.G. Battelle — gathered to form an association of Ohio manufacturers. These visionaries adopted a constitution “to promote the general welfare of productive industries” and to “keep prominently before the public the importance of such industries for the general prosperity of the State.”

Here’s to all OMA members and supporters for driving the mission through the years and boosting Ohio’s industrial strength. 11/10/2020