June 13, 2024
BBB Torch Award 2024

Compco Receives 2024 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Trust

Compco received the 2024 Better Business Bureau Award for Marketplace Trust on June 5, 2024 at an award ceremony at The Lake Club. There to accept the award was Chairman of the Board Greg Smith, along with his mother, Rose Marie Smith, and his son, Brad. The criteria reviewed for the award include; character, culture, […]

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January 30, 2024
Ohio Auditor Keith Faber visits Compco.

Ohio Auditor Keith Faber Visits Compco

The Compco team enjoyed lunch with Ohio Auditor Keith Faber on Thursday, January 25. Faber has been our State Auditor since 2019 and was formerly a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He toured our shop and learned about our products and processes. Faber spoke with our whole team sharing about what his day-to-day […]

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October 13, 2023
Frank LaRose and Rick Kamperman

Compco hosts Ohio Sec. of State Frank LaRose

On October 12, 2023, the Ohio Secretary of State visited Compco, Columbiana, Ohio. LaRose is currently running for the U.S. Senate. LaRose grew up working on a family-owned farm and stocking warehouses. He joined the Boy Scouts and developed a love for serving others after being inspired by his Scout leader, a WWII veteran and […]

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August 22, 2023
Compco 4"x 6" Handhole

New Product: Handholes

Compco is excited to now offer 4″ x 6″ elliptical handholes. A handhole is useful for inspection and cleaning out the tank. It is a small hole for the insertion of the hand or tool for cleaning. Our customers have been asking to be able to purchase handholes from us and ship them with their current tank […]

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June 1, 2023

Compco CEO Named to YSU Board of Trustees

Gov. Mike DeWine has named Richard C. Fryda, president and CEO of Compco Industries in Columbiana, Ohio, to the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees.

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August 16, 2022

Compco Celebrates 70 Years

Compco celebrates 70 years of manufacturing in the Mahoning Valley.

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November 29, 2021

Good jobs, for great people

Compco partnered with the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Youngstown State University to develop this video. We are proud to serve the Mahoning Valley and surrounding areas with good jobs for great people.

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July 27, 2021

First Responders and Military Vets Honored with Compco Challenge Coins

During our July All-Hands meetings, we honored new team members who have served in the military or as first responders with Compco Challenge Coins. The Compco Challenge Coins are given to members of the team that have written their name on the “blank check,” said Rick Kamperman, who is the grandson of Compco’s founder and […]

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April 15, 2021
Mr. Smith

Remembering Compco Founder Clarence R. ‘Sonny’ Smith

BY JOHN A. DARNELL JR. Boardman News Associate Editor Former Chairman of Compco Industries and former Mahoning County Republican Chairman, Clarence R. ‘Sonny’ Smith, 92, died Tues., Apr. 13 at Briarfield at Ashley Circle. He also operated Adamas Gem Shop at Market St. and McClurg Rd., and Diamond Steel for many years. He served as […]

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