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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

AKRON, Ohio — It’s safe to say Garrett Nees’ grandfather, a farmer all his life, was skeptical when he heard the 18-year-old say he had found a new way to improve their crop yield. “My grandpa thought I was crazy,” he says, unable to hold back a laugh. The family-owned farm in Breeda, Iowa, is […]

Thursday, April 2, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The city Board of Control this morning approved a one-year contract for $14,350 with LCPtracker, Orange, Calif., to use its software to monitor the prevailing wage reports that general and subcontractors submit to Youngstown. The president of the Western Reserve Building and Construction Trades Council, Don Crane, hailed the action. “I think it’s […]

Thursday, April 2, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The city Board of Control this morning approved a one-year contract for $14,350 with LCPtracker, Orange, Calif., to use its software to monitor the prevailing wage reports that general and subcontractors submit to Youngstown. The president of the Western Reserve Building and Construction Trades Council, Don Crane, hailed the action. “I think it’s […]

Thursday, April 2, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Vallourec Group, the Paris-based company that manufactures tubular products primarily for the energy industry at its plants here and around the world, today announced the appointment of Nicolas de Coignac as senior vice president of the Vallourec Group, and president of its North America division. His appointment was effective April 1. In […]

Thursday, April 2, 2015

NILES, Ohio – The chairman and CEO of Alcoa Inc., Klaus Kleinfeld, told the employees of the RTI plant here, “Get ready for more business.” Kleinfeld’s comments followed a tour he and two members of the Alcoa C-suite conducted here late last month, says an article on the company’s intranet site. A notice of his […]

Thursday, April 2, 2015

CAMPBELL, Ohio — Lawrence Swantek, a machinist with decades of experience in the trade, rethreads a component on a 20-inch LeBlond lathe inside Casey Equipment Corp.’s sprawling shop in Campbell. The component is an armature, an essential part for a crane motor that will soon be put to use in a steel mill. The faint […]

Thursday, April 2, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Regional economic development agencies assisted projects that resulted in more than $225 million in investment in 2014 and the creation of more than 800 jobs by private companies, the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber reported Wednesday. According to data compiled by the chamber and its economic development partners, 79 projects resulted in $225,888,723 […]

Thursday, April 2, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio business owners are much more optimistic than they were six months ago about their prospects and the health of the economy, a PNC Bank survey released today finds. The PNC economist who analyzed the data, Mekael Teshome, reports the optimism the business owners displayed about the U.S. economy is the highest […]

Thursday, April 2, 2015

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce is asking residents and merchants to participate in its First Friday event May 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. by hanging quilts outside their buildings on South Main Street. The event, “Airing of the Quilts,” honors a long-ago tradition, when quilts were aired out to mark […]

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