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Meet Our Board – Ryan Bell


Ryan Bell, plant Manager at Webco Industries in Oil City, joined the Venango Chamber Board of Directors just this year.

Originally from the region, Ryan resides in Rockland Township and is married with four children and one grandchild. He has been a member of the Rockland Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years and a coach for youth football at Cranberry Elementary. He also enjoys fishing and shooting sports in his free time.

“I appreciate the opportunity to move back here with my wife to make a life for our family and raise our children in the community that I have always called home,” he said. “We are an outdoors family, so the opportunities Venango County offers make it a perfect fit for us.”

Ryan’s career has always been in the pipe and tube industry, in which he worked for Sawhill Tubular and Wheatland Tube prior to joining Webco in 2004. He became involved in the Chamber’s Advocacy Committee last year and is the committee chair for 2019.

“The Chamber Board is a very diverse group and I see my role as bringing a voice and perspective from manufacturing and industry,” he said. “I hope to see the Chamber continue to build upon its current role as a business connector in our community as well as continuing to represent the voice of our area businesses through advocacy.”

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s May 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

Webco Industries Makes Donation to Oil City Playground


logoWebco Industries, a longtime member of the Chamber, recently made a donation of $15,000 to support the Land of Laughter Playground in Oil City. The City plans to install new playground equipment and to landscape the property, which has not been upgraded since it was built over 20 years ago.

The donation from Webco is the largest received by the campaign for the playground. Work is planned to begin in May. In addition to their support of community efforts, Webco is in the midst of its own expansion to nearby plots of land purchased by the company.

Webco, located on Seneca Street in Oil City with an additional facility in Reno, came to the area in 1988 and went public in 1994. The company  is a specialty manufacturer of high-quality carbon and stainless steel tubing products.

Learn more about the business at  webcotube.com.

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s May 2018 edition of the VenangoWorks! Newsletter.