WATCH: Local business owner hopes employees get COVID-19 vaccine

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Safety protocols were key at Noble Tool Corp. in Dayton to protect workers, said owner Jim Bowman

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

There won’t be a COVID-19 vaccine mandate at Noble Tool Corp. of Dayton, said owner Jim Bowman, but he’s hoping his employees will do as he did: Get the vaccine.

“We encourage it,” Bowman said. “We are not requiring anybody to be vaccinated. We kind of look at it as a personal choice.”

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The company, which manufactures fixtures and gauges for aerospace, defense, physical fitness and medical industries, remained open throughout the pandemic as an essential business.

Bowman said safety protocols have been key to employees staying healthy and he expects that even after state mandates end many of them will remain in place.

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