It is always exciting to be a part of a thriving company, but even more so for the Management Team, and their production staff at HV Coil LLC, which is now located at the former General Electric Site on Newport Street in Newcomerstown.
The management staff includes: Caleb Munholand, President; Chad Rose, Director of Operations; and Mark Shoemaker, Chief Generator Design Engineer and Quality Manager. The management staff said they all convey pride and thanks to so many for making their move from Dover to Newcomerstown a reality.
General Electric closed the Newcomerstown Plant in 2014 which left their associates that were not of retirement age without jobs in the community, and it was also a major loss for the village of Newcomerstown.
Shortly after that closure, Caleb, Chad and Mark, all former associates of General Electric started HV Coil LLC by renting a portion of the Reeves Mill Warehouse in Dover where they manufactured coils at that facility until February of this year. The Newcomerstown building had sat empty until HV Coil purchased the GE facility in late 2017, but due to large volumes of orders making for an extremely busy 2018 – the time wasn’t right to finalize the move until early this year. In addition, ongoing work was being completed in the Newcomerstown plant which includes an up-to-date electrical system, a new production floor, and remodeling of the offices and restroom facilities.
When the relocation became possible recently, all employees and management were involved in moving the equipment, etc. located in Dover via 13 semi-truck loads making the journey to the new HV Coil location. According to Chad Rose, Director of Operations, "We could not of have made this move without the valuable assistance of our dedicated production associates, and all others involved in the transition. I want to give a big shout-out to Jimmy Lawrence of Jim’s Towing for his part in helping with this endeavor. We could not have done this without him, and we appreciate his assistance so much."
Despite the two weeks involving the move and set-up of the factory, no orders were missed due to the determination of Chad, Caleb, Mark and their valued associates.
Officials said, "Another great thing about HV Coil is the fact that most of the 20 production employees are Newcomerstown residents, and former associates of General Electric, and for them it is like being back home."
Chad said he feels the very same way, as he grew up just outside the village, and graduated from Newcomerstown High School. His family, his wife, Emily, and her family, and their friends are here, and Chad said, "I am so happy to bring good paying jobs back to my hometown."
HV Coil's team have all spent the vast majority of their careers within the power generation industry with special emphasis on high voltage bar manufacturing. Each of our employees has diverse skillsets, and their manufacturing team has extensive experience in producing premium quality windings. Over the past decade, HV Coil employees have refined their expertise through the manufacture of over a hundred windings for virtually every configuration of conventionally cooled hydro and turbo generators.
To learn more about HV Coil LLC, go to their website: HV Coil LLC.com for pictures and information on the history of the company, as well as how the coils/windings are manufactured locally.
Newcomerstown Village Councilwoman Kristie Wilkin recently toured the facility, spoke with the management team, and welcomed them to the village. Kristie said, "We are so glad to have HV Coil in Newcomerstown. I loved seeing all the upgrades and improvements to the building, and anytime we can see citizens have the opportunity to work in their community again it is surely a blessing for all involved. My thanks go out to Chad, Caleb, and Mark for making this awesome decision to be a part of our community."