The OMA Turns 109 Years Old

This Sunday, the OMA will mark 109 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 Ohio entrepreneurs — responding to a letter of invitation from Colonel J.G. Battelle — gathered to form an association of manufacturers. These visionaries adopted a constitution based on a mission “to promote the general welfare of productive industries in the State of Ohio” — “to keep prominently before the public the importance of such industries for the general prosperity of the State.”

We want to recognize all OMA members and supporters for driving our mission through the years to the benefit of Ohio’s industrial power. 11/7/2019