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Los Angeles Capital Firm Buys Falcon Transport

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Los Angeles-based investment firm CounterPoint Capital Partners has purchased Falcon Transport Co. The firm did not announce the terms of the acquisition. Founded in 1903, Falcon is a transportation logistics company with flatbed and over-the-road services for clients including General Motors, Ford, Nexteer, Arcelor Mittal and U.S. Steel. It employs nearly 800. […]

Tech Know-How Comes Standard at Dealerships

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Buying a car can induce stress. Between limited-time offers, working through financing, driving from dealership to dealership, picking a model and selecting an options package on that model, the process can be a lot of hassle. But once all of that is done, says Linda Gabrick, delivery coordinator at Sweeney Buick GMC […]

Online Shopping Pulls into Giant Eagle Parking Lot

BOARDMAN, Ohio – It’s one of the first cold days in October and Paul Kinnick, a resident of Austintown, parks his car in the lot at Giant Eagle in Boardman on Doral Drive. Within minutes the trunk of his car is filled with a week’s worth of groceries from his shopping list and he never […]

‘Workhorse’ Truck Dealers Keep Their Buyers Busy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The first snow of the year is (we can only hope) more than a month away, but it’s never far from Dom Mauro’s mind. A few months ago, the commercial account manager at Allstate Ford in Youngstown ordered the dealership’s first shipment of trucks that will be outfitted to plow snow and […]

America Makes Opens Annual Meeting to Non-Members

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes’ annual meeting will be held Nov. 15 and 16 at the Stambaugh Auditorium ballroom here and, for the first time, it will be open to non-members. Among the highlights of the Members Meeting and Exchange are updates on the institute, reports on research projects and mixers for attendees. “Our collaborative […]

Chevy All Stars Find Strength in Numbers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Individually, the dealerships that are a part of the Chevy All Star Dealers group are as varied as the communities they represent. Some of the 17 dealerships operate on roads in the region with the heaviest traffic and they deliver 180-plus new cars to customers every month. Others, based in the downtowns […]

Phones Ring After Weather Disasters, Cyber Attacks

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Growing awareness is prompting new interest in liability insurance among local businesses. High profile national stories and changes within the industry have changed consumers’ perceptions from “I’ll worry about it when it happens” to “I need to be covered.” Two of the more popular insurance products are cybersecurity/data breach and errors and […]

TTM Turns Out Circuit Boards for High-Tech Systems

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — Theresa Higinbotham peers into a microscope at her station at TTM Technologies Inc. in North Jackson where she’s inspecting a circuit board fresh off the production line. She studies the component to see if she can find even the slightest imperfection. “Right now, I’m checking for any signs of plating separation,” […]

Distractions Drive Up Auto Insurance Premiums

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — On the same weekend in August, separate automobile accidents cost a Warren man and a Poland man their lives. The common thread? The Ohio State Highway Patrol says both drivers were distracted. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that of the 48,613 fatal car crashes in 2015, 7% involved some form […]

Haus Auto Group Nominated for Quality Dealer Award

CANFIELD, Ohio – Haus Auto Group has been nominated for the 2018 State Quality Dealer of the Year award. Haus, a member of the Ohio Independent Auto Dealers Association, was nominated by its peers based on its industry track record and community involvement. Only three dealerships in Ohio are nominated for the award. All will […]

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