IPS recently renovated and moved into the historical Ford Club building that was built in 1917. The building is recognized as an anchor building in downtown Rossford. The building, which will be open to the public for an open house in June, is designed in a way that supports the forward looking vision of IPS, while giving nods to tradition and history throughout. The whistle will be permanently enshrined in the lobby of the building, along with other artifacts and historical photos of the space.
During the Rossford Centennial celebration he offered to sell it to the planning committee before turning it over to a museum. Through a generous donation from Fee Leboutillier, a direct descendant of Edward Ford, the committee was able to purchase the whistle for the celebration.
“Industrial Power Systems (IPS) is honored to house and display the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company whistle than has been a part of Rossford history for the last 120 years," says Stephen Vasquez, Business Development Manager for IPS. "We are equally proud to have restored a historic Rossford anchor property, the Ford Club for our new Corporate Office.”
For more information contact:
Industrial Power Systems
Business Development Manager