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Heritage Thermal Services Names Pherson President

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio —  Heritage Thermal Services has appointed Christopher T. Pherson its president. He took over the reins of the company Feb. 16. Pherson, a native of New Castle, Pa., previously was vice president of field operations, engineering and productivity at Praxair Inc. in Stuart, Fla. Praxair is a manufacturer of industrial specialty gases […]

Growth Report 2017: Kutlick Realty Brings New Development to Valley

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. BOARDMAN, Ohio — Kutlick Realty continued to bring redevelopment and growth to Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties in 2016. The company brought Taco Bell to the northeast corner of South Avenue and Western Reserve Road at I-680.  This is a […]

Armstrong Helps Guardian Angels Pair Vets with Dogs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Since she founded Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs seven years ago, Carol Borden has had her heart broken by the phone calls that come into her office more times than she can count. Most callers to the Florida charity are veterans. But it’s those calls that keep her and the staff at […]

Growth Report 2017: Houck Agency Leverages Content Marketing

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Now in its fourth year in business, The Houck Agency grew from 11 clients to 18, and increased its revenue 15% over last year. The Houck Agency is a boutique marketing and copywriting services firm. It performs […]

The Blind Have a Feel for Building Things

HERMITAGE, Pa. – It doesn’t take Gary Harrison long to assemble a snow shovel. He starts with driving a rivet into the D-shaped handle to secure it to the shaft. When a few shafts are done, he carries them to a workbench a few feet away so he can grease the other end of the […]

Growth Report 2017: Routh Hurlbert Agency Energized

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. WARREN, Ohio — Ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings inaugurated new projects in 2016 that exceeded $1 billion in new investment in the region, making it a landmark year at Routh Hurlbert Real Estate Co., a commercial real estate brokerage firm based […]

Growth Report 2017: CTW Development Forecasts Busy Year

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. CANFIELD, Ohio — Following a successful 2016, CTW Development Corp. anticipates a busy year ahead as it begins construction of a 900-seat banquet center to complement its Courtyard Marriott hotel in Canfield and redevelops 1301 Tiffany Plaza in Boardman. “We […]

Growth Report 2017: Compco Improves Its Production Processes

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. COLUMBIANA, Ohio — If there’s one word to describe the business outlook in 2017 for Compco Industries and QFM Stamping Inc., it’s optimism. The family-owned business, based in Columbiana and in the third generation of ownership, supplies tank heads and […]

Growth Report 2017: Cailor Fleming Insurance Serves Clients in 49 States

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. BOARDMAN, Ohio — What will replace the Affordable Care Act, if anything, upon its expected repeal is a major concern of Cailor Fleming Insurance. “We are keeping a close watch on all potential changes in insurance, particularly health care,” says […]

As Auto Profits Grow, Labor Union Ranks Shrink

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — There is at least one aspect of the automotive industry that both organized labor and management can always agree on: they can’t control the buying whims of the American public. These trends have a direct impact on employment levels at major manufacturers such as General Motors’ Lordstown plant and automotive suppliers such […]

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