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J.D. Power Ranks Vehicle Dependability

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition issues are the most frequently reported problems after three years of ownership, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study released Wednesday. Study findings show that technology is playing an increasingly critical role in owners’ perceptions of overall vehicle reliability, which, in turn, is […]

Landers-Lewis Affiliates with Utica National Group

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Landers-Lewis Insurance Agency & Consulting Services LLC has joined the 1,500 independent agents nationwide who represent the companies of the Utica National Insurance Group, principals Steve Lewis and Dan Landers announced Monday. The agency, 721 Boardman-Poland Road, offers insurance, financial and consulting services to individuals, families and investors in the Mahoning Valley. […]

Vallourec to Cut Workforce by 7% Worldwide

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Vallourec Group, the French corporation that operates Vallourec Star’s pipe mill here says it’s taking “immediate and structural measures” to reduce total man-hours by 15% in its mills worldwide and its workforce by “approximately 7%.” No further details were provided. Vallourec Star announced Feb. 4 that it would idle its pipe […]

Strong Market Prompts Real Living to Open New Office

BOARDMAN, Ohio — A strengthening housing market helped by continuing low mortgage rates led the three owners of Warren-based Real Living Brokers Realty Group to open a 1,700-square-foot office here. Partners Mary Sims, Yvonne Smith and Dan Alvarez displayed the result of that decision Tuesday with a grand opening at 1240 Boardman-Canfield Road. The office, […]

Its Ranks Depleted, Delphi Union Sees Better Days Ahead

WARREN, Ohio — There was a time in the not that distant past when an advertisement posted by Delphi Corp. announcing it was hiring employees for its Mahoning Valley operations would draw 2,000 or more applicants. They would form a long line that snaked out the doorway. Nearly 10 years since the company filed Chapter […]

A&C Southway Beverage Opens Downtown to Cheers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The “Coming Soon” sign in front of the former Edison Financial Credit Union building is coming down. A&C Southway Beverage, the newest venture in the central business district, opened its doors over the weekend to what its owners call a strong start. “We were really steady on Saturday,” remarks Al Franceschelli, who […]

UAW Locals Ride Wave of GM Recovery

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — Boosted by a domestic automobile market that just won’t quit and a product that’s proved to be one of the hottest vehicles in General Motors Co.’s stables, officials of the two unions that represent workers at GM’s Lordstown Complex have plenty of reasons to smile. That wasn’t the case six years ago […]

AT&T Ohio Completes 560 Upgrades in 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio — AT&T reports the expansion and enhancement of its wireless network in northern Ohio consisted of more than 560 upgrades in 2014, including new installations in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Over the last six years, AT&T has invested nearly $140 billion including investments in its wireless and wireline networks and acquisitions […]

Glunt Industries Invests in Employees, Equipment

WARREN, Ohio — Glunt Industries Inc. stands to become more productive and efficient this year as it makes the investments necessary in the two key areas of its business: people and equipment. Gary Shells, Glunt corporate manager, says the backlog of orders is strong and demand in the manufacturing sectors it serves – mostly steel […]

Manufacturers Coalition Hears How Their Efforts Paying Off

CANFIELD, Ohio — Manufacturers in the five-county region say the effort to increase awareness and attract younger people to the industrial workforce is gaining momentum. “We’re moving the needle when it comes to the demand versus supply equation,” says Jessica Borza, sector partnership coordinator for the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition, a segment of the Oh-Penn […]


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