3 Sigma Hosts USDA & Ohio Development Officials

TROY, OH | In March, officials from the US Dept. of Agriculture and Ohio Rural Development offices toured 3 Sigma Corp., a supplier of specialty custom adhesive and top-coated materials for the pressure-sensitive label industry. Visiting the company, to view the results from a recent $2.25 million USDA Business & Industry loan guarantee, were USDA Business and Cooperative Programs director Judith Canales and Ohio Rural Development director J. Anthony Logan. The funds enabled 3 Sigma to finance the purchase, transportation, and installation of a 78-in. wide aqueous coater.

3 Sigma tourAttending the 3 Sigma plant tour are (from left): Tony Logan, state director, and Jim Cogan, Business and Cooperative Programs director, USDA Rural Development; Tony Rowley, 3 Sigma president; Judith Canales, administrator, USDA Rural Development; Terry Cudney, VP, 3 Sigma; Mike Sotzing, VP Operations, 3 Sigma; Mary Shancey, VP, Commercial Banking, First Financial Bank; and Paul Bradley, regional representative for Ohio State Senator Sherrod Brown.

Reflecting on the plant visit, Canales said, “Our whole purpose with business and industry loans and guarantees is to stimulate rural economies. Moreover, a top priority is enabling manufacturing and production to remain in and return to the United States. Our true value is to ensure that companies like 3 Sigma are able to stay in their communities and grow.”

Tony Rowley, president of 3 Sigma, also commented, “The addition of our new coater will effectively double our capacity, and we expect to add several jobs as a direct result. The USDA loan guarantee made that possible.”

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