About the city of Willard.
Willard is the biggest small town in Huron county with a railroad and farming history that rivals the best in the country and state of Ohio. A small town that has committed toward a fresh new future in all areas.
Willard is located just 35 miles from Lake Erie just south of Sandusky, Ohio. It sits 80-90 miles from three larger cities Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo in northern Ohio. With the help of private partnerships this small town of 6200 is looking toward the future in the following areas.
A new school building that accommodates all grades in one location. The second largest type school building in the state of Ohio with the staff to take Willard students well into this century.
A new 25 bed hospital with the latest technology to provide for residents health needs.
Business & Manufacturing:
Star of the West Mill- The company founded in 1870. The corporation owns and operates five flour mills, 10 grain elevators and two fertilizer plants. A flour mill capable of producing one million pounds of flour per day in Willard, Ohio. The opening of this new plant is the fall of 2016. Expansion of this plant is being considered as well.
Modern Tool and Dye (MTD)- A major leader in the outdoor power equipment field. Many
Years ago, one of the founding fathers stated “ The Past We Inherit, The future We Create”. In Willard since 1953.
Pepperidge Farm – Recently expanding and Incorporating a new flour mill to ensure future growth, business and jobs in Willard. Baking since 1937. “Baking to them is more than just a job”.
R.R. Donnelley – A world leader in the printing industry. Corporate Award winning company. Ranked #258 in the 2015 Fortune 500 listing of America’s largest corporations. Ranked # 47 in the 2015 Information 500 list of most innovative users of Business Technology by information Week.
Guardian manufacturing Company- Providing chemical protective gloves for the military since 1982.
CSX Railroad -One of only two double hump rail yards in America. Shipping needs can and will be met to all parts of the country.
Willard city airport - Boasting a 4400 foot runway.
One of the best agricultural growing areas in the country. Three family names with a century of farming history in Celeryville, Ohio producing crops from about April to November trucking these vegetables to all parts of the country.
The first small town of its size in a 40 mile area to have an art gallery with the Art Junction. This small gallery treats the area with art work from local artists and more.
Willard City Amenities:
The city offers an impressive 4 city parks all across town covering 60 acres. Soccer and softball fields, skate park, city pool with water aerobics from June to August and more.