Luvata Ohio is our first monthly Business Highlight! This company has been calling Delaware home for 20 years. 

We are excited to feature Luvata Ohio in our first business highlight piece! Luvata Ohio, previously The Nippert Company, opened its first dedicated welding electrode manufacturing facility in 1999. The company employs 80+ people at their 71,800 square foot facility on Pittsburgh Drive in Delaware’s Industrial Park.

Luvata Ohio supports the global automotive industry as the leading manufacturer of resistance welding electrodes with additional locations in the UK, China, Brazil and Russia. In addition to welding electrodes, Luvata Ohio utilizes its cold heading expertise to manufacture other high-volume and highly-specialized niche products, such as contacts, connectors and MIG welding tips. Today, Luvata is a group company of Mitsubishi Materials Corporation. 

The company is very well known for employees having longevity with the company, a testament to their great work culture. As a growing company, Luvata Ohio is looking for people to join their team.  If you are interested in applying please visit or email your resume to

 Below are a few employee testimonials of the local manufacturer.

"Our continued success is attributed to the many employees we have living in Delaware and the surrounding communities."  Craig Conroy, Plant Manager

"During my 42 years with the company, I've had the unique opportunity to see the simplicity of making our first electrode, grow into something much more complex.  As a result, I have been fortunate to be a part of the growth of the company in Delaware and across the globe."  Dave Moreland, Header Coordinator

"Luvata Ohio is like a family, not just a company I work for."  Nora Salerno, Sales Assistant

"As an intern, I had the opportunity to get to know the people and day-to-day operations by applying the things I learned at school in real-world applications with Luvata.  The people are the main reason I joined Luvata as a Process Engineer."     Tucker Smith, Process Manager

If you want to learn more about the company, check out their website at


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Employer Highlights

The Delaware community continues to grow and expand; housing, schools and business. This has helped JEGS attract a great workforce to service its customers and over 1 million packages shipped annually. Delaware has become quite the home for JEGS.  - The Coughlin Family

Let's face it; it's good to feel good about what you're doing and Delaware is all about opportunity to create your own business culture, to be invested in a business community where relationships and people matter, to work within a sophisticated business and government environment. That was a massive upside for us. The value is priceless.   - Mike Berichon, President and CEO of Mediu

Manufacturing entities find it easy to make themselves at home in the City of Delaware.   - Carl Johnson, PPG Plant Manager


Sean Hughes M.S.
Economic Development Director
Business Concierge

 Kelsey Scott
 Economic Development  Specialist
 Business Concierge

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