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Company News: ABC Predicts Construction Industry’s Stability for 2018 | December 15, 2017

ABC Predicts Construction Industry’s Stability for 2018

WASHINGTON – Associated Builders and Contractors chief economist, Anirban Basu, predicts stability for the construction industry’s economy and expanding nonresidential construction spending in 2018. While construction project backlog and contractor confidence remain high heading into the new year, Basu warns there are risks to the 2018 outlook as a number of potential cost increases could come into […]

Our Towns: Bill Passes for Memorial Highways, Women Veterans Bridge | December 15, 2017

Bill Passes for Memorial Highways, Women Veterans Bridge

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Reps. John Boccieri, D-Poland, and Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown, announce that a number of bills to create memorial highways for Mahoning Valley icons and a bridge in honor of women veterans unanimously passed the Ohio House of Representatives. The bill will create a memorial highway along U.S. Route 422 for Harry Meshel, […]

Company News: Specialty Strip Renews ISO 9001 Certificate | December 14, 2017

Specialty Strip Renews ISO 9001 Certificate

MASURY, Ohio – Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc. have renewed their ISO 9001: 2015 certification, which shows that Specialty Strip meets internationally recognized requirements of quality determined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). SRI Quality System Registrar granted the registration, declaring that Specialty Strip successfully meets the ISO 9001: 2015 quality requirements for the […]

Banking & Finance: Farmers National Bank to Open Office in Beachwood | December 14, 2017

Farmers National Bank to Open Office in Beachwood

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Farmers National Bank is expanding its footprint with a new office in Beachwood at 27600 Chagrin Blvd., expected to be open in January. The Beachwood office will add three new hires to Farmers’ commercial lending team: Christopher Smerglia, commercial lending team leader and market president; Jamie Brotherton, vice president, senior commercial relationship […]