Locally Made Monday - Fox Products

Published 06/17 2013 04:17PM

Updated 06/18 2013 09:04AM

Many in the music industry credit a local company with making some of the best instruments in the world.

The oboes and bassoons they make right here are used by musicians globally.

WFFT's Andrew Logsdon has this week's Locally Made Monday.

Fox Products is out here in South Whitley.

Now you might not have even known it was out here.

But people in world-class symphonies all across the planet certainly do
"We're certainly a niche market, but we're the most prolific manufacturer in the world," says Fox Products Marketing Director Barry Trent.

Fox Products specializes in making only double-reeded woodwinds- the bassoon, contra bassoon, oboe and English horn.

They're all made here at the South Whitley plant, and are used in symphonies from Chicago, to Europe and China.

"We've travelled to Europe four times in the last year, we've been to china, we're preparing to go back- so the international market is very important for us," Trent says.

Fox Products has about one-hundred employees.

Many from the region, and others who've moved here to work.

"There's a great depth of talent in the area and employees come here- they're trained, they're well-trained- and they work well for us, for decades, for their whole life," Trent says.

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