Plymouth natives buy Ohio model rocket company, relocate it to Plymouth

LOC/PRECISION rocket (via Flickr)
LOC/PRECISION rocket (via Flickr)

PLYMOUTH, Wis. (WBAY) – Two Plymouth natives have bought an Ohio model rocket manufacturer and are moving the business to Plymouth.

Dave Barber and Jason Turicik say rocketry has been a long-time passion of theirs, so when Barry Lynch was retiring they jumped in to buy his company, LOC/Precision, which they describe as “the industry leader in model rocketry for over three decades.”

LOC/Precision produces ready-to-fly model rockets, kits and components for hobbyists and school STEM programs. It was founded 31 years ago and based in Barberton, Ohio, a suburb of Akron.

In a news release Turicik said he and Barber had business dealings with Lynch before, and when Lynch decided to retire he approached Barber about buying the business.

Barber and Turicik say Plymouth is a natural fit being so close to Spaceport Sheboygan — a science museum and education facility that often hosts model rocket events.

Barber and Turicik received assistance for their business plan and finance strategy from the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation and UW-Green Bay’s Small Business Development Center. Financing was arranged by Hiawatha State Bank.

The company will be located at 435A Factory Street in Plymouth.