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Exal Production ‘Severely Impacted’ by Evacuation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Production at Exal Corp. was “severely impacted” by Monday morning’s shutdown of its plant here because of the chlorine leak at the Youngstown wastewater treatment plant (READ STORY), a company official says. Exal, which manufactures aluminum containers for the beverage and personal products industries, was notified around 9:30 a.m. Monday about the […]

VXI Global Solutions to Hold Job Fair Tuesday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – VXI Global Solutions Inc. will hold a job fair Tuesday to fill more than 150 positions for sales and customer service associates at its downtown call center. The company opened its call center here in 2009 with 50 employees and has grown to more than 1,000. Last month VXI sought to hire […]

One Hot Cookie Opens Store at Eastwood Complex

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – One Hot Cookie’s newest store won’t officially open its doors until 11 a.m. today, but the specialty bakery already has customers. “We’ve already had our first order,” owner Bergen Giordani said Friday as she put the finishing touches on the new store, in the Eastwood Mall complex. One customer had called […]

What’s Old Is New Again at Glunt Industries

NILES, Ohio – In 2002, Glunt Industries Inc. sold a 75,000-square-foot facility in here to The Timken Co. of North Canton, and for 13 years that plant served as the operations for its subsidiary, Timken Industrial Services. On Friday, Glunt Industries announced it was buying the building back, as the Warren-based company puts into motion […]

Chrysler Leads Automakers in Sales Increases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – All three American automakers report sales increases in April, with Chrysler leading the way with a 6% jump. Both Ford and General Motors say sales increased about 5%. For Chevrolet, sales of the Lordstown-built Cruze continued to tumble, totaling 20,947 last month, a 3.7% drop from April 2014. It was the third […]

Ferry Returns to VEC; Jaskiewicz Forms Consulting Firm

GIRARD, Ohio — Rex Ferry, owner and CEO of VEC Inc., will resume the role of president and operate the company’s day-to-day operations following the departure of Chris Jaskiewicz, effective July 1. Jaskiewicz has been with VEC since 1995, and was named president in 2005. He is leaving the company to start a consulting business, […]

So Many Beers to Sample, So Little Time

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Along the far wall behind the bar of the Magic Tree Pub & Eatery stands a row of 41 neatly aligned beer taps, each aimed at the palate of a particular customer. From that customer’s vantage point, it means staring straight into a wide array of ales brewed from all over the […]

‘Buy Local’ Campaigns Work to Boost Sales

YOUNGSTOWN,, Ohio — On May 2, Sharon, Pa., will celebrate Spring Fling. Launched last year by Greater Sharon Associates, downtown merchants and businesses will take the spotlight during a day that features entertainment and giveaways. “It gives yet another reason for shoppers to come downtown,” says Laura Ackley, general manager of Donna’s Diner and the […]

Marshalls to Join Tiffany Square Tenant Mix

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Marshalls Inc. department store chain will open a new store at Tiffany Square. A fall opening is planned for the store, Kutlick Realty LLC announced Tuesday. Marshalls, owned by TJX Companies, will occupy more than 20,000 square feet of the shopping center, where Hobby Lobby moved earlier this year. The off-price […]

RTI International Reports $198.5M in Revenues for Q1

PITTSBURGH – First-quarter revenues were up 14% over the same period last year at RTI International Metals, the company reported this morning. Revenues for the first three months of the year totaled $198.5 million, compared with $174.5 million for the same period in 2014, RTI announced in a news release this morning. Operating income during […]


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