Ohio Valley Manufacturing
For nearly 15 years, Ohio Valley Manufacturing has been providing high-quality heavy-gauge stamping and precision blanking services to customers in market segments including heavy trucks and trailers, agriculture and automotive. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing Steven Fanello explains, the primary reason for the company’s success is rooted in its vast storehouse of experience and expertise. Combined with its capacity to handle larger jobs than the average competitor, Ohio Valley Manufacturing has what it takes to maintain its leadership position in the marketplace.
The company was founded in 1999 by Fanello’s father, Mike Fanello, who spent more than 30 years working for his family’s blanking, stamping and tool and die business. After the original company went public, Mike Fanello left to start Ohio Valley Manufacturing with his three sons, Steven, John and Jeff. The company started out with no more than two presses, but soon the experience the Fanello family brought to the table helped it grow rapidly. In 2000, the company brought in about $5 million in sales, and today its sales are more than seven times that. Steven Fanello says Ohio Valley Manufacturing has expanded its facilities multiple times as well as its workforce, adding many people who have more than 40 years of experience in the industry. “We’ve used that experience and expertise to grow the company,” he says.