Manufacturing

Politics
10:53 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Sen. Sherrod Brown Talks Up Workforce Investment Act At Sinclair

Sinclair Community College President Steve Johnson (center) welcomes democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to the college's manufacturing training facility.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown visited Sinclair Community College Tuesday to talk about shortages in skilled workers—and talk up his part in amending the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Since 1998, the WIA has funneled billions in federal dollars towards workforce training programs at the state and local levels.

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Jobs
6:25 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Tax Credits To Support 160 Factory Jobs In Miami Valley

Egg-cracking is one of three new jobs coming to Miami Valley under the latest Tax Credit Authority announcement.
Credit Beatrice Murch / Flickr

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has announced  credits to help three different Miami Valley factories open or expand, adding up to 166 jobs.

Fecon, which already makes forestry equipment in Lebanon, is widening its plant floor and adding 25 jobs.

“We’re infiltrating markets that we previously hadn’t really had a presence so we sold recently to Russia, South America and Europe,” says Fecon CFO John Desczc.

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The Economy & Business
7:04 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Ford To Use Rotating Shifts To Avoid Ohio Layoffs

Ford Motor Company will use rotating shifts - two weeks on, two weeks off - to avoid indefinite layoffs at its assembly plant, located west of Cleveland.

Ford said Monday that rotating shifts for 1,000 workers at its Avon Lake plant will begin in August and continue until a new product launch in 2015.

The auto maker says rotating shifts will mean most Avon Lake workers will get 74 percent to 100 percent of regular fulltime pay.

Around the Miami Valley
9:43 am
Mon January 27, 2014

What's That Smell In Harrison Township? WYSO Curious Sniffs Out The Answer

Cargill's plant in Dayton
Credit Emily McCord

When Jude Whelley walks her dog in her front yard in Harrison Township, she often detects a syrupy-sweet smell, particularly on moist, foggy nights. Jude has lived in this neighborhood since 1985,  and while the generally accepted wisdom is that the smell comes from the nearby Cargill factory, for years she's wondered "does [the smell] depend on what they’re making? Or does it depend on the weather? Is it dangerous, or is it just unpleasantly sweet?"

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The Economy & Business
10:39 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Chinese Auto-Glass Company Coming To Moraine Assembly Plant

UPDATE Friday Jan. 10, 11:55 a.m.: Chinese auto-glass firm Fuyao will be the company to purchase over a million square feet of the old GM plant. Find out more here.

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