Leesburg, Ohio, is a rural farming community of just 1,300 people. In its midst is the Candle-Lite Company’s 900,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, warehouse and distribution center.
Candle-Lite makes 250 million candles in Leesburg every year. It supplies them to over 40 national retailers, including Wal-Mart (WMT), Kroger (KR)and Walgreens (WBA).
More importantly, the 175-year-old business employs 600 people.
“Many of our employees have spent their entire careers at Candle-Lite,” said CEO Calvin Johnston. “[Some] employees have second or third generation family members working by their side.”
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