Cooper Tire to reach more than 10,000 students nationally at manufacturing day events

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FINDLAY, Ohio, September 29, 2016 – Marking its second year as a member of the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) and Manufacturing Institute’s (MI) Dream It. Do It. program, Cooper Tire will connect with more than 10,000 students—primarily eighth graders—for Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) events throughout October. Cooper will focus on the communities where the… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Findlay Ranked Top Micropolitan Community in the U.S. in 2014

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Local Economic Development Projects top the national chart at 20 projects in 2014   (FINDLAY, OH, March 2, 2015)— Findlay, Ohio has been ranked the top micropolitan community in the U.S. for new and expanding facilities for 2014 by Site Selection magazine, the official publication of the Global FDI Association and the Industrial Asset Management… Read more »

Big Parking Garage: plans approved

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  FINDLAY, OHIO – Marathon Petroleum Corp. in April will begin construction of a second parking garage in downtown Findlay, this one off of Lincoln Street. Plans for the five-story, 1,200-parking-space garage were approved Thursday by the Findlay City Planning Commission. Construction will start after a Marathon parking garage on the southeast corner of Sandusky… Read more »

Economic Development for Findlay Hancock County in 2015 Promising

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                 FINDLAY, OHIO – 2014 was a big year for economic development in Findlay with both Marathon Petroleum and Cooper Tire announcing expansions at headquarters, as well as the creation of Tall Timbers West Industrial Park.   Tim Mayle is the assistance director of Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development. He said they were able… Read more »