BWA South, a manufacturers rep firm that covers Ohio, Kentucky, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The company was founded in 1956 by Harold Bergman, Ralph Woodcock and John Armbruster in Cleveland. Today, the company has offices in Cincinnati and Columbus, OH, and satellite offices in Pittsburgh; Cleveland, Akron and Dayton, OH; and Louisville, KY.

Bob Armbruster is the president of the company, which employs 12 outside salespeople and 12 people for the inside support staff.

The company said it would celebrate this milestone with a weekend retreat for all employees, followed by a celebration with customers scheduled for October.