The Business Mix
Twinsburg boasts a progressive and proactive business attitude, and offers incentives and assistance to companies seeking to locate in Twinsburg. Besides having both an Enterprise Zone and Community Reinvestment Area, the Twinsburg Occupancy Program provides an income tax rebate to qualifying businesses that locate in available vacant buildings.
In fact, that's why one of Twinsburg's newest and fastest growing businesses set up shop in the city.
PartsSource, which began in 2001, moved to Twinsburg in 2003 because of its desirable location, quality employees and good freeway access, says founder A. Ray Dalton
"We also wanted a place where we could do rapid expansion. This location hasserved us extremely well," Dalton says. The company has doubled in size in thepast two years, and a new wing in the facility opened in 2005. He adds that it's been easy to find good workers in the area: They are people who "wake up in the morning wanting to do a good job," he adds.
A positive thinker, and winner of the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Dalton admires his employees and believes "when you tell people what they can do, they achieve."
The idea for PartsSource came to Dalton when he was in Romania and saw that lots of the medical equipment in hospitals weren't working, often because of a simple part that needed to be replaced. He realized there was a great need for a single source for replacement parts for medical machinery and brought the idea home. Today, PartsSource, named by Entrepreneur magazine as "the 23 rd Fastest Growing Company in America," supplies parts for medical facilities in the United States and overseas.
"We're able to find a direct replacement part 93.7 percent of the time within two hours, and at a cost that's less than at the original equipment manufacturer's price," says Dalton. who adds the company prides itself on dependability. "If we say we're going to do it, we're going to do it."