Manufacturing Day Gives Students a Look at Local Opportunities

According to Darke County Economic Development Director Mike Bowers, today’s factories are very different from those in which peoples’ parents and grandparents have worked. “Today, great opportunities exist for all kinds of skills,” Bowers said. “Not only on the...

When Upton Machine Co. Dabbled in Toys

Darlene and Heinz Damaske spent many weekends driving to antique shows for one reason. Finding that one type of BB gun made by the Upton Machine Co. Heinz Damaske, who succumbed to cancer years ago, had worked at Whirlpool Corp. for nearly 40 years. Heinz had always...