Odyssey Steel and Trim is a new company in Garfield that occupies the former Schott Automation building on County Road 40. Odyssey manufactures steel siding and roofing for industrial and commercial buildings. The company will have two full-time employees, Leroy Buse and Randy Vroman, the owners, as well as a part-time secretary/administrative assistant. The company received assistance from the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) with financing for acquisition of new machinery and equipment. In addition, the Alexandria-Douglas County Developers Revolving Loan Fund and the Greater Alexandria Industrial Network (GAIN), a fund operated under West Central Initiative, participated in the project.
Odyssey plans to hire additional employees as the company grows. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. They can be reached at 330-834-2006