PIQUA — Piqua’s rich industrial heritage continues to be honored by Mainstreet Piqua as the tenth “Made in Piqua” ornament is now available. The new ornament honors the Hartzell Air Movement and features a replica of a fan. The ornament is brass with red and black highlights. The cost is $12 each.
The idea for the collectible ornament came from former downtown Piqua merchant Doug Stilwell.
The Hartzell Air Movement, formerly known as Hartzell Fan, has been in business in Piqua since 1927. The Hartzell Air Movement division first built heavy-duty industrial fans using airfoil blades and through the years, they have developed unique products using metal, fiberglass and other materials. Hartzell has one of the broadest lines of products in the air moving industry. The “Made in Piqua” Hartzell Air Movement ornament was modeled as a replica of a fan that is given to the company’s retirees and customers.
A new ornament featuring a different item made in Piqua is produced each year and it is the goal of Mainstreet Piqua to feature items made by both historical businesses, as well as those still present and doing business in the community.
Companies that have been featured in the “Made in Piqua” ornament series include Decker’s, Hartzell Propeller, Favorite Stove Company, The French Oil Mill Machinery Company, Meteor Motor Car Company, Piqua Paper Box Company, Atlas Underwear Company, Jackson Tube Service and Aerovent Company.
All the ornaments come in a box specifically made for the Mainstreet Piqua “Made in Piqua” ornaments by the Piqua Paper Box Company. This year, the box is bright red with black trim and has a magnetic closure.
The ornaments are available at the Mainstreet Piqua office, 326 N. Main St., as well as at Readmore’s Hallmark, 430 N. Main St.; Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main St.; and Tapestry Angel, 516 Spring St. The ornaments will also be available on online through the Piqua Collectibles store on the Mainstreet Piqua website at www.mainstreetpiqua.com.