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Wabash combines the wonderful attributes of small town living with rich cultural and recreational opportunities. Located in north central Indiana along the U.S. 24 Hoosier Heartland Highway, Wabash is a warm and unique community.
Cultural opportunities include one of the finest theaters in Indiana. The Ford Theater at the Honeywell Center is known for presenting a broad spectrum of live entertainment and artistic exhibits and programming.
Wabash is also home to two of the area's best museums. Presenting the history of Wabash County from the ice age to present time, the Wabash County Historical Museum is a contemporary facility that rivals many larger museums. Complementing the county museum is the Dr. James Ford Historic Home.
Recreational offerings in Wabash include the Charley Creek Gardens. Located in a quiet northside neighborhood, Charley Creek Gardens is a horticulture center dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of plants, both native and foreign, through garden displays, education, and research. Wabash County is also home to two reservoirs that are surrounded by Indiana recreational areas. (Salamonie Lake ) (Mississinewa Lake)
For golf lovers the Honeywell Golf course has been ranked among the best public courses in Indiana. Interested in staying fit while getting to know your neighbors? The recently built Wabash County YMCA includes state of the art exercise equipment, a competition pool, warm-water pool, two gymnasiums, racquetball, childcare, and a walking track. Activities for people of all ages can be found at the Y.
A large part of Wabash's charm can be found in unique places to dine and stay. Located in the heart of historic Downtown Wabash, the Charley Creek Inn is a historic boutique hotel standing as a proud symbol of the 1920's. Across the street from the Inn, located in the historic S.J. Payne building, is the Market Street Grill. The Market Street Grill is a hometown favorite and routinely receives accolades for their soups, steaks and eight-inch tall pie.
Wabash's one of a kind community center, the Honeywell Center is located in the historic district of Wabash. Built in the 1940's by Wabash native Mark C. Honeywell, co-founder of Honeywell, Inc., this historic landmark houses the 1,500 seat Ford Theater, Carpenter Plaza, Clark Gallery, Garver Sculpture Plaza, Eugenia's restaurant, and conference and recreational facilities.
Ford Meter Box is a leading manufacturer of products for water utilities and water works contractors. The majority of Ford's products are cast from brass ingot, and Ford operates a world-class water works brass foundry. Ford's state-of-the-art machining and assembly technology has kept the company an industry leader.
In addition to brass valves and fittings, Ford produces a wide variety of water works products including a complete line of pipeline products and water meter test benches. Ford's pipe products include steel and ductile iron pipe couplings, stainless steel repair clamps and tapping sleeves, along with Uni-Flange® pipe restraint products.
The Ford Meter Box Company produces well-designed and thoroughly tested products, manufactured with the finest raw materials available, and supported by the most conscientious and professional group of manufacturing, sales and customer service employees found in American industry.
About The Ford Meter Box Company, Inc.
Ford Meter Box is certified to the ISO 9001 standard for quality.
Ford's primary products are water works brass valves and fittings. Other products made by Ford include iron lids and covers for water meter pits, water meter testing equipment, water main repair clamps, water main saddles and tapping sleeves, water main pipe couplings, and water main mechanical joint restraints.
An Indiana business since 1898, Ford's headquarters and primary manufacturing facility is located in Wabash, Indiana, at 775 Manchester Avenue. Ford has been at this location since 1953. Ford's pipeline product facility is located in Pell City, Alabama.
Ford Meter Box distribution consists of more than 700 stocking distributors in North America. These municipal distributors sell to water districts, municipalities, and contractors.
Ford Meter Box is a member of the American Water Works Association and the National Rural Water Association.
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