Upper Sandusky, Ohio

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Upper Sandusky is a city and the county seat of Wyandot County, Ohio, United States,[3] along the Sandusky River. The population was 6,533 at the 2000 census. The city takes its name from an earlier Wyandot Indian village of the same name, which was located nearby.[citation needed] Upper Sandusky is rich in history. Its origins date back to the early 1780’s. It was home to the Wyandotte Native Americans until 1842. Upper Sandusky became the Wyandot County seat in 1843. It was named "Upper" because it is located on the upper reaches of the Sandusky River; Sandusky, Ohio is at the mouth of the same river, some 50 miles (80 km) away. The head of city government as of 2008 is Mayor Scott Washburn.

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Geography

Upper Sandusky is located at 40°49′47″N 83°16′45″W / 40.82972°N 83.27917°W / 40.82972; -83.27917 (40.829608, -83.279102)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 km²), of which, 5.2 square miles (13.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.94%) is water.

Business

Upper Sandusky is home to more than forty industrial firms, which make a variety of products for heavy industry and business. Upper Sandusky industries include the manufacturing of interior auto trim at M-Tek Incorporated; automotive and safety glass at Guardian Industries; wire mesh for concrete products at Engineered Wire Products; and plastic injection molded products at DuPont Liquid Packaging Systems.

Upper Sandusky’s diversity is reflected in the existence of numerous industries, such as metal toilet partitions at Mills Company; radio-controlled hydraulics at Ohio Power Systems; concrete sawing at San-Con Industries; walk ramps and roll up doors at Todco Door; plastic trim and weatherstrip at Uni-Grip Corporation; hydraulic brake hose components at Coupled Products; machining and machine manufacturing at Design Fabrication; custom conveyor systems and metal fabrication at the Deyco Corporation; glass recycling at Dlubak Glass; special metal cutting tools at Midwest Ohio Tool; loading docks, seals and shelters at Fairborn USA; twin cutting knives at Handy Twine Knife Company; and welding and fabrication at Keaton Welding. Upper Sandusky recently became the corporate headquarters for the Ithaca Gun Company, a manufacturer of firearms with a new multi-million dollar manufacturing facility.

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