2 named to tackle worker shortage

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FINDLAY, Ohio, September 7, 2016 – Findlay and Hancock County now have someone working full time to erase a worker shortage that threatens to cripple the local economy. Laurie Zydonik on Wednesday was introduced as director of Raise the Bar Hancock County, created to tailor future workers for local companies. Zydonik previously served as director… Read more »

Whirlpool Corp. launches big plant expansion

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FINDLAY, Ohio, May 5, 2016 – Just before Whirlpool Corp. turned the first shovel of dirt on a $40.6 million, 86,400-square-foot expansion at its Findlay dishwasher plant on Wednesday, a loud chant burst from a crowd of employees gathered for the event. “Who are we?” they shouted. “Ohio!” was the response. That’s a point of… Read more »

The Findlay Formula

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FINDLAY, Ohio, March 2016 – Talk to enough business leaders in Findlay, and you’ll learn why this northwestern Ohio community is racking up the awards for economic development achievement. Findlay — the home of Cooper Tire, Marathon Petroleum and Whirlpool dishwashers — has found the formula for sustainable success. While many locations in America have… Read more »

Highly-automated, McLane distribution center to employ 425

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FINDLAY, Ohio, February 24, 2016 – Hundreds of jobs, averaging $57,000 in wages per year, will be coming to Findlay this fall as McLane Co. finishes construction of a $119 million grocery distribution center. The 337,831-square-foot center is south of Hancock County 212 and across from Lowe’s Distribution Center. The highly-automated operation will ramp up to… Read more »

Findlay’s Centrex Plastics will expand, add 30-100 employees

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FINDLAY, Ohio, October 9, 2015 – Centrex Plastics, which makes containers, will be adding 30 to 100 workers by February, along with a planned 60,000-square-foot warehouse addition at 920 W. Lima St., owner Terry Reinhart said Thursday. Centrex, at 814 W. Lima St., currently employs 153 in Findlay. The employees to be added will include… Read more »

Nissin Brake Ohio, Inc. announces joint venture company with Autoliv Inc.

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FINDLAY, Ohio, September 9, 2015 – The parent company of Nissin Brake Ohio, Inc. (NBO), Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. (NK) and Autoliv Inc. (ALV) have announced the establishment of a joint venture (JV) company, Autoliv Nissin Brake Systems (ANBS). ANBS shares will be split 51% ALV and 49% NK and headquarters will be in Ueda… Read more »

Penske to bring trucking jobs to Findlay

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FINDLAY, Ohio, August 13, 2015 – Twenty five trucking jobs will be coming to Findlay soon, and possibly 75 within a year, as Penske Logistics sets up operations on Findlay’s northern end. A $1.5 million, 9,775-square-foot building, to be on the east side of Distribution Drive just north of Hancock County 212, will be built… Read more »

Findlay Again Ranked Top Micropolitan Community in the U.S. in 2015

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Contact: Anthony P. Iriti                                                                                                                    Director Findlay•Hancock County Economic Development 419.348.1922 airiti@FindlayHancockED.com     Findlay Again Ranked Top Micropolitan Community in the U.S. in 2015 Local Economic Development Projects top the national chart at 26 projects in 2015   (FINDLAY, OH, March 1, 2016)— For the second consecutive year, Findlay, Ohio has been… Read more »

Whirlpool to invest $40.6 million in Findlay

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FINDLAY — Whirlpool Corp. said Thursday it will spend $40.6 million to expand its dishwasher manufacturing plant in Findlay and add 50 jobs. The expansion of 86,400 square feet will increase assembly capacity and material space to boost production to meet rising consumer demand for its products, said the appliance maker, which is based in… Read more »

Findlay Factory Wins State Tax Credit

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FINDLAY, Ohio – Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies today won an eight-year, 45 percent state tax credit on 25 jobs it plans to add at its automotive parts factory. The credit, approved by the State Tax Credit Authority, will apply to the company’s payroll tax. The company, which employs 148, has through 2018 to add the jobs… Read more »