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Commercial Metal Forming’s Parent Files Chapter 11

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Operations will continue “uninterrupted” at Commercial Metal Forming Co’s plant here following Monday’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by its New Jersey-based parent company, Constellation Enterprises LLC. The CMF plant, 1775 Logan Ave., makes tank heads and custom stampings. Employment is expected to remain at present levels while the reorganization transitions ownership to […]

Cogistix Launches Sprocket Solutions to Fill Niche

BOARDMAN, Ohio — An affiliate of Cogistix LLC stands to bring cloud-based business software to small and medium-size companies that otherwise would find it hard to afford this technology. “We launched Sprocket Solutions about six months ago,” says Kevin Miller, president and CEO of Cogistix and Sprocket Solutions. “The new business addresses a market that […]

Mercy Health Breaks Ground on $14.5M Howland Center

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Mercy Health-Youngstown’s $14.5 million Howland Medical Center is part of a strategy to reach farther into the communities of Mercy’s core hospitals, the president and CEO of the health system said Tuesday. Mercy Health-Youngstown has several ambulatory projects in the works, “not all of which are finalized as to site … […]

AFL-CIO Posts Top CEO Pay for Public Companies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The AFL-CIO says the average pay for a CEO in an S&P 500 company was $12.4 million in 2015 — 335 times more than the average rank-and-file worker was paid. The union posted multiple lists of its findings Tuesday on its newly updated Executive PayWatch website, a searchable database that tracks CEO […]

9,306 Entities File to Do Business in Ohio in April

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted reports 9,306 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in April 2016. That represents an increase over April 2015, when 8,893 entities were formed, according to Husted’s office. March 2016 set a new record for the number of businesses filing start-up documents in a single month. […]

Hoteliers Confront Greater Supply, Less Demand

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mike Moliterno, general manager of the Holiday Inn-Boardman, is frank about the local hotel industry. “We’re holding our own,” he says, as he notes that anyone in the business who says it isn’t “a little bit challenging” is holding back. “We try to be very active sales-wise and we’ve done a good […]

Download Part 2 of Our Social Media Roundtable

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Business Journal’s recent Social Media Roundtable discussion was published in two parts in our print editions, May and MidMay. A story summarizing the event also was published online May 4 and contained a link to download the first part of the discussion. The second part of the discussion is now available […]

ADI Now Says Flights to Chicago Will Begin July 1

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Aerodynamics Inc. announced today that it would push back the launch of daily flight service from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport until July 1 in order to give the U.S. Department of Transportation more time to review additional financial information from the company that the agency requested. “It will be critical that we […]

ProWash Solutions Merges with Akron Company

STRUTHERS, Ohio – ProWash Solutions is combining its operations with Perfect Power Wash of Akron, creating a new company that will operate under the Perfect Power Wash brand. The consolidation was prompted by greater demand for power-wash services from both residential and commercial customers, principals say. Operational efficiencies and potential for long-term growth is the […]

Test Lab Produces 1.2M Volts in Single Jolt

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio – Lightning can strike the same place twice – and possibly three or four times a day – at a manufacturer here that has expanded its technical and testing capabilities to accommodate a growing segment of its business. “This was five years in the making,” says Russell Sewell, CEO of Quality Switch […]


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