Findlay Ranked Top Micropolitan Community in the U.S. Third Year in a Row

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FINDLAY, OH, March 1, 2017 — For the third consecutive year, Findlay, Ohio has been ranked the top micropolitan community in the U.S. for new and expanding facilities by Site Selection magazine, the official publication of the Global FDI Association and the Industrial Asset Management Council. The magazine ranked 575 of the nation’s micropolitan areas,… Read more »

Infrastructure Problems Top List of Mayor’s Concerns

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FINDLAY, Ohio, November 26, 2016 – Q: Earlier this week, you were elected by your peers to serve on the board of the new Ohio Mayors Alliance. What is this group and its mission? A: This was the brainchild of Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley. It is a grassroots organization, a coalition of the mayors of… Read more »

Tim Mayle Named Alliance’s Economic Development Cheif

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FINDLAY, Ohio, November 17, 2016 – Tim Mayle has been named director of the economic development division of the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance. Mayle, 36, formerly the assistant director of economic development, replaces Tony Iriti, who recently took an economic development post in Kentucky. Mayle and Iriti joined the economic development agency within a few months of… Read more »

One Energy office building plans approved

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FINDLAY, Ohio, November 11, 2016 – Construction of a 21,290-square-foot, two-story office building, south of Allen Township 215 and northeast of the wind farm serving Whirlpool Corp. and Ball Corp., will start in weeks. A plan for the One Energy office building was approved Thursday by Findlay City Planning Commission. The building will be completed by… Read more »

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 »