Archive / Month: October 2016

Making Something Happen Part I

By Jason Kester – Executive Director, Southern Ohio Port Authority

In my last article, we discussed the need “To Make Something Happen” and the need for partnerships and creative thinking to develop an industrial park. One fantastic example is right here in Scioto County.

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Business park seeks more companies at Longaberger site

FRAZEYSBURG – In 2013, the global leader in licensed sports merchandise opened its second state-of-the-art distribution center in Frazeysburg.

Fanatics Inc. occupies a 600,000-square-foot facility at the East Central Ohio Business Park, a 700-acre tract owned by The Longaberger Co. It, as well as other businesses in the area, are hoping to expand the park…

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Bellisio Foods introduces EatingWell frozen entrées

Bellisio Foods, a frozen food companies, and Meredith Corporation , a media and marketing company and the owner of the EatingWell® brand, today introduce EatingWell™ frozen entrées. EatingWell frozen entrées are a delicious addition to the freezer aisle and feature ingredients selected specifically for those seeking great-tasting, better-for-you meal options.

The EatingWell line of frozen entrées includes eight flavorful meals such as…

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Harrison County residents get glimpse at new $53 million centralized school

CADIZ Harrison County residents got a first glimpse last week at what their new $53 million centralized school will potentially look like.

At a community meeting Thursday, architect Greg Galieti of SHP Leading Design of Columbus, provided details on the interior, exterior and grounds of the facility. About 35 people were…

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Rocky Brands gets military contract

The Athens Messenger

Nelsonville-based Rocky Brands announced Thursday that it has been awarded a contract to produce hot-weather combat boots for the U.S. military.

The one-year contract, which includes four additional one-year options, limits the annual amount for boots to $20 million, according to the company, which said an annual amount of…

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Students learn about manufacturing careers

The Times Leader

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — In 1970, more than 50 percent of a product’s retail price went toward paying the wages of those who manufactured it. Today, only 10 percent of that same item’s cost supports the labor used to produce it, economic development officials said Thursday.

That means far fewer workers…

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