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Quality Switch Inc. Receives President’s Export Award

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio – Quality Switch Inc. is one of 45 companies presented Monday with the 2015 President’s “E” Awards during a ceremony at the U.S. Commerce Department in Washington, D.C. The “E” award recognizes small- and medium-size companies that demonstrate a sustained increase in export sales over a four-year period. Quality Switch employs 35 […]

Schools Develop Common Curriculum for Machining

CANFIELD, Ohio – Educators from the area’s career centers have developed a curriculum for an adult machining technology program intended to certify students in five metalworking disciplines. “All four of the career and technical centers will be rolling out an exact common curriculum for 900 hours of machining,” says Terry Hutson, assistant director of adult […]

GM to Invest $1 Billion at Its Warren Technical Center

WARREN, Mich. – General Motors Co. announced Thursday that it will invest $1 billion in its Warren Technical Center campus, creating approximately 2,600 new jobs to support future business growth at the National Historic Landmark site. The multiyear project includes new construction, renovations of some existing facilities and expansion of some operations. It begins this […]

DRS Tech Belt Summit Draws IT Experts to YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Representatives from companies across northeastern Ohio gathered at the Youngstown State Thursday to get a sample of the latest trends in high technology and how it can boost or kill their businesses. The Tech Belt Technology Summit, held the third year in a row at the YSU College of Business Administration, is […]

Avalon Inn Aims for Awesome with $20M Renovation

HOWLAND, Ohio — Ron Klingle’s goal is to restore the luster – and then some – to the property best known over the years as the Avalon Inn. His company is nearing completion of the first of a three-phase, $20 million renovation and expansion that its chairman and CEO says will result in a property […]

Senior Care Providers Join for Job Fair May 20

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Shepherd of the Valley and other providers of senior care services are participating in a joint job fair May 20 to recruit, interview and hire onsite health care professionals. The job fair will take place 9 a.m. to noon at the Fairfield Inn, 801 N. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown. In addition to Shepherd, […]

If Chalet Premier Doesn’t Have It, Forget about It

NORTH LIMA, Ohio — North Lima might seem a bit out of the way just to buy alcohol and tobacco. Regardless, since the D’Amico and Potter families bought Chalet Premier 15 years ago, they have transformed the store at 10000 Market St. into a destination where connoisseurs and aficionados of beers, wines, spirits and fine […]

Strimbu Expands Fleet, Seeks Qualified Drivers

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – With its number of customers increasing and operating in more states, Nick Strimbu Inc. is looking for qualified drivers. In the last few weeks, to meet increasing demand for its services, the trucking company added 10 trucks to its fleet, said the company’s president, Bill Strimbu, and on Friday the company held […]

Area Car Sales Decline in April

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of new cars and trucks by area dealers in April were down about 3% from the same month last year, the monthly report by the Automobile Dealers Association shows. Year to date, sales are running at a similar pace. In April, car dealers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties sold 2,672 […]

VEC Employs 3-D, 4-D, 5-D Modeling on Projects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Augmented reality and virtual reality – terms normally associated with the video game industry – have become phrases electrical contractors hear often. Advances in technology have enabled electrical contractors to deliver more sophisticated products to their customers and provide more efficiency in new construction projects. “We do a lot of what’s called […]


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