Western Ohio Cut Stone sees continued growth in 2018



SIDNEY — Western Ohio Cut Stone, based in Sidney, is a producer of architectural grade natural stone products.

“We have quarry operations in Seneca County, Shelby County and Miami County in Ohio. The company also represents and sells natural stone products and natural thin veneer products of other producers from our warehouse and yard in Sidney,” said President Brad Kinner. “Western Ohio Cut Stone serves markets throughout the Midwest, East Coast and Mid Atlantic.”

His report continues:

The year 2018 saw a continuation of strong sales on par with our previous two high watermark years with commercial, public and residential markets all remaining strong. This was hindered somewhat by bad weather during the early part of the year keeping contractors from continuing utdoor masonry and landscape installations through the winter months. Overall, sales of our traditional building stone products continued to be robust. Demand stayed strong in our Eastern Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic and Dayton markets.

Specialty cut stone products sales continued to be strong in 2018 as well. Homes and buildings across Ohio utilized these products to add beauty and a lasting legacy to these structures. We were awarded the natural stone supply contract for the remodeling of the Dayton Masonic Lodge which is a high visibility project featuring ornate stone masonry features. This project looks to carry into 2019, with a completion some time in the Spring.

Local sales at our yard at 1542 Riverside Drive (state Route 47), east of Sidney were steady in 2018. We continue to offer a full line of crushed stone, sand and gravel, and a clean hardfill dumpsite. We also carry a full line of natural stone landscape, and building stone products. We have added additional lines of decorative aggregate mulch substitute products that remain very popular as well.

Western Ohio Cut Stone’s fully revamped website www.westernohiocutstone.com brought more traffic than did our previous web presence. Be sure to check it out and like us on Facebook.

As we look to 2019, we are optimistic about our prospects as we have good carryover volume coming in to the new year. Residential construction in the United States, which is a big driver for our products, looks to be strong into 2019 as interest rates have moved down, a positive sign for homeowners, builders and remodelers. Locally we are proud to be providing our Erie Shore natural stone thin veneer for the new animal shelter which will add beauty and durability to that facility which is currently under construction.

Founded in 1995, the company has locations in Ludlow Falls, Sidney, Bloomville and Flat Rock. Tom Milligan is the CEO and Janet Mullen is the controller.