Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Apollo Caster, Inc. chosen Business of the Month

Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019

The Ambassadors of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce selected Apollo Caster, Inc. as its Business of the Month for October. Apollo Caster was chosen for their investment in a rundown building on the south side of Huntington.

After much discussion in the Chamber Ambassador meetings about the revitalization of Huntington, Apollo Caster has done to his building exactly what the Chamber is encouraging all business owners to do to their respective properties – fixing, painting, cleaning, mowing and just ordinary upkeep. The Ambassadors felt this property fit the goals involved with revitalization.

Apollo Caster sells casters of all sizes, shapes, etc. According to their website, Apollo Caster began operations in early 2006 as a Sub-S Corp in the state of Indiana. Growth of the business has been consistently vibrant and in 2018, Apollo Caster moved to its third location, having increased its space significantly with each move. The business now sells in all fifty states and more than 30 countries.

The current home of Apollo Caster was a former dairy built in 1946. Despite its rich history and classic late art-deco looks, the building was rapidly approaching a state of neglect. So the owner, Matt Wilcox, made the decision to invest in the city and in this property to make a great improvement to the area. The building received a replacement roof, windows, HVAC, electrical and IT systems, overhead and pedestrian doors and a remodel of the office space. The new awning (historically reminiscent of the original 1946 awning) and fresh paving provided beautiful street appeal. The city and neighbors have expressed their thanks many times and in many ways to Apollo Caster for their investment.

The Chamber congratulates Matt Wilcox and Apollo Caster, Inc. for being named Business of the Month.

Shown in the photo, left to right, are Terry Miller, Ness Bros. Realtors & Auctioneers, Steve Godfroy, Perfection Wheel and both Chamber Ambassadors; Roger Warner, Apollo Caster’s first employee; John Metzger, Apollo Caster; Kolby Rosemeyer, First Merchants Bank and Chamber Ambassador; Matt Wilcox, president & CEO, Apollo Caster; Kerry Beaver, Lime City Title Services and Chamber board of directors and Randy Warner, Randal J. Warner CPA, LLC, Chamber board chair.