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Portman Hears about Unfair Trade, Workforce Needs

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Using the General Extrusions plant as a backdrop, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Thursday updated a small group of manufacturers and university administrators of his efforts to thwart unfair trade practices and provide better workforce training. It was the stop in the Mahoning Valley of the junior senator from Ohio’s 1,500-mile “jobs […]

Strangpresse Launches New Tech for 3-D Printing

BOARDMAN, Ohio – A company that in December started manufacturing plastic resin filament used as feedstock in additive manufacturing equipment is stepping up its game. “You’ll be able to print airplanes and satellites with this type of equipment,” said Chuck George, president of Strangpresse LLC, which leases manufacturing space on Velma Court. “It’s a great […]

Materials Handling Keeps Valley Industry Moving

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — As goes American manufacturing, so goes the materials handling industry. Materials handling is a broad sector of the economy that goes largely unnoticed and little remarked outside the industry. But it stands as the lynchpin that connects the very components that go into a final product and the commercial use of that […]

Avalon Holdings Loses $5,000 in Second Quarter

WARREN, Ohio – Avalon Holdings Corp. reported a second-quarter net loss to shareholders of $5,000 on net operating revenues of $13.96 million compared to a net loss to shareholders of $88,000, or three cents a share, the same quarter a year ago on net operating revenues of $13.02 million. The first-quarter net loss to shareholders […]

Truck Drivers Build Luxury Homes on Wheels

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With some truck drivers on the road for weeks, occasionally even months, at a time, it makes sense that the machines they drive are a home away from home. Each manufacturer has its own styles and options that allow drivers to build the truck best suited to them. The result, depending on […]

Sales of New Vehicles in Valley Down 7.2% in July

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of new cars and trucks fell in volume by 7.2% in July compared to the same month a year ago, according to the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio’s monthly report. The ADAEO report shows that dealers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties sold 2,865 new cars and trucks compared to […]

Notice to Our Print Subscribers

A few of our readers received two copies of the August edition of The Business Journal but most only got one copy – and it was at least 10 days late. Here’s why: The first time the August edition was printed and mailed, July 24, the company that provides mailing services inadvertently left off street […]

Sales of New Autos in Valley Down 7.2% in July

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of new cars and trucks fell in volume by 7.2% in July compared to the same month a year ago, according to the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio’s monthly report. The ADAEO report shows that dealers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties sold 2,865 new cars and trucks compared to […]

July VLT Play at Austintown Racino Up 3% from June

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in July were up 3% from the month before, the latest monthly report shows. VLT play at the Austintown racino totaled $78.8 million last month, up from $76.5 million in June, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission. That compared […]

Pennex Shows Off Its $38M Expansion in Leetonia

LEETONIA, Ohio – Pennex Aluminum Company LLC today unveiled its new $38 million expansion. The addition nearly triples the size of the aluminum extrusion and fabrication plant, expanding it to 275,000 square feet, The plant now includes two aluminum press lines, including one of the “most innovative 12-inch press lines in the world,” the company […]

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