While recent economic woes have forced a number of established businesses to shutter, one long-lived Ohio manufacturer is thriving through innovation. Ohio Willow Wood USA, in rural Mt. Sterling, manufactures several high-quality prosthetics. Started in 1905, the company, located just southwest of Columbus, has come a long way from founder William Edwin Arbogast's hand-carved artificial limbs. Today, Ohio Willow Wood is not only an industry leader in manufacturing but in distribution and development. The company employs 168, in engineering/R&D, prosthetists, accounting, IT and more. The company says its products provide comfort and assist consumers in leading a functionally normal lifestyle.