National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27
By Nancy Allen
As youths across the nation and locally celebrate National FFA Week this week, they have a company in Van Wert to thank for their famous blue, corduroy jackets tied to the organization.
Universal Lettering Co., 321 W. Ervin Road, actually began as a broom factory near downtown Van Wert in the late 1800s. Shortly thereafter, the broom factory moved into an abandoned piano factory several blocks away and broom making was replaced with the production of denim bib overalls. [More