About seventy miles south of Cleveland lies Holmes County and Mt. Hope, Ohio, a picturesque farming community steeped in Amish tradition. There’s a hardware store, a post office, an auction barn, a handful of neatly kept homes, thousands of acres of rolling farmland, and where Wayne Dalton garage doors originated.
Largely due to its Amish heritage, Holmes County is home to many proud craftspeople who make cabinets, desks, chairs, quilts and a myriad of handcrafted items. The area is well known for its many quaint restaurants, gift shops and cheese houses.
Holmes County is also home to Wayne Dalton’s largest manufacturing plant, which sits just across the street from its original site. Consisting of 50,000 square feet of tinted glass and steel, the facility won statewide architectural recognition for its design and how well it was integrated into the rural countryside. The company’s 900,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is also located here. From its windows, views of the Amish farmers working three-horse teams serve as a constant reminder of the practical values, craftsmanship and work ethic, which has contributed so much to our own success.
Since its inception in 1954, Wayne Dalton has become known as a company with innovative ideas, which far exceed industry standards. Because the company has always maintained a staunch commitment to developing innovative new products, Wayne Dalton is now a leader in the garage door industry.