Category : Manufacturing Minute

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Backed Up Ports Causing Manufacturing Delays

Raw materials stuck in transit costing economy billions By Terry Troy While we all heard about the ship stuck in the Suez Canal causing a supply chain backup, the problem still is more widespread and dire across many of our nation’s major ports. According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) the massive traffic jam […]

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Senators Team Up for Manufacturers

Rare bipartisan bills offer government support By Terry Troy Manufacturers are receiving rare bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate as three senators from either side of the aisle are working on legislation that will help streamline and codify the help the national government gives manufacturers not only in Ohio, but across the country. U.S. Senators […]

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Two Companies Bolster NEO Manufacturing Base

Ardagh Group and Edge Plastics add jobs in region By Terry Troy Two companies are bringing manufacturing jobs to Northeast Ohio, according to Team NEO, the private, nonprofit economic development organization for the region. Ardagh Group, a global leader in infinitely recyclable metal and glass packaging solutions, has purchased a facility in Huron outside of […]

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Playing It Cool

KyotoCooling’s new Norton facility brings 100 new jobs By Terry Troy KyotoCooling has opened a new manufacturing facility in Norton near Akron, which will bring 100 new jobs to the region. KyotoCooling is a leading provider of water-free cooling technology for data centers around the world. The global company, based in Dallas, had already established […]

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Trailer Manufacturer Adds 249 Jobs

American Trailer World invests $18 million in Batavia Township By Terry Troy Batavia Township will soon be home to a new trailer manufacturing facility for America Trailer World (ATW), a project that will create 249 jobs in this township located just outside of Cincinnati. ATW, which manufactures trailers, truck equipment and related parts and accessories, […]

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Goodyear Acquires Cooper

Akron and Findlay-based companies combine to create worldwide tire juggernaut By Terry Troy In a deal that is clearly designed to create additional value from manufacturing and distribution, Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Findlay-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Company have entered into an agreement under which Goodyear will acquire Cooper in a transaction with […]

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Meridian BioScience To Increase Test Kit Production

Firm gets award from NIH and a grant from JobsOhio By Terry Troy Meridian Bioscience, Inc., a provider of diagnostic test kits and life science raw materials, has announced that it will increase manufacturing of a popular diagnostic test kit after receiving a $5.5 million award from the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Rapid Acceleration […]

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Mahoning Bucket Maker Gets Rail Green Light

M&M Industries receives funding for spur in Lordstown By Terry Troy Despite the dour predictions that came after the closure of General Motor’s iconic Lordstown plant in 2019, manufacturing in the Mahoning Valley is definitely not “kicking the bucket.” In addition to the good news coming out of Lordstown Motors with its announcement of receiving […]

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STERIS to Buy Cantel

Sterilization products manufacturer to buy rival By Terry Troy Obviously, there are some manufacturing sectors that are doing better than others during the pandemic. Witness the wave of healthcare acquisitions that should continue well into 2021. On Tuesday, STERIS Corporation, an American Irish-domiciled medical equipment manufacturer operationally headquartered in Mentor, OH, signed a letter of […]

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Driving the Future

Automotive manufacturers roll out innovations By Terry Troy Despite the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio’s automotive and automotive component manufacturers continue to innovate, solidifying our state’s position as a leading vehicle manufacturer in the U.S. Last month, FCA’s Toledo Assembly Complex launched production of the 2021 Jeep® Wrangler 4xe plug in hybrid. […]