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Rural King brings distribution center to Waverly

WAVERLY – Rural King, a retail chain specializing in farm and home goods, will open a new distribution center and store in Waverly in 2015, bringing up to 160 new jobs to Pike County. Rural King CEO Alex Melvin announced the $12.5 million investment Monday in the 930,000-square-foot warehouse the company will occupy in Pike […]

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Groundbreaking ceremony held for Amanda Manufacturing

LOGAN – A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday at Amanda Mfg. with company representatives and local and state public officials in attendance. Amanda Mfg., a Deshler Group company specializing in metal forming, has been based in Logan for more than 30 years and broke ground on a $5 million expansion project and renovation to its […]

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Company Expanding In Harrison County

HARRISON COUNTY, Ohio — An Ohio business with ties to Harrison County is boasting business expansion. Ceramic welding company Fuse Tech Inc., is expanding. There are only about a dozen employees right now, eight of which work out of Harrison County. But soon that number could jump, thanks to a new facility that will be […]

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Road Ready Center to bring 50 jobs

CHILLICOTHE – A Road Ready Center expected to bring 50 jobs to the area will be locating at the corner of Delano Road and Ohio 159, the Economic Development Alliance for Southern Ohio announced Thursday night. The Murphy-Hoffman Co. already has a presence in Ross County but will expand that footprint with construction of a new, […]

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Ten new jobs expected from Tykma space purchase

CHILLICOTHE – A Chillicothe laser marking and etching firm has agreed to buy space inside the Gateway Interchange Industrial Park, county officials say. Andy Tomlinson, president of the Ross County Community Improvement Corp., informed the Ross County commissioners Friday that Tykma Inc. bought a 50,000-square-foot space inside the industrial park for a price of $540,000. The […]

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Mako opens in Portsmouth

Officials from the Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA), Fluor B&W Portsmouth, the city of Portsmouth and the village of New Boston — along with members of the community — gathered Thursday afternoon to celebrate the opening of Mako Finished Products in Portsmouth. “Last November, it started out as an idea. The owner of Mako came […]

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International Company Chooses Gallia County for New Facility

Bidwell, OH – Gallia County Commissioner Harold Montgomery, announced today that Tri-State Beef, Inc, a subsidiary of Dae Kyung Oil and Transportation Co., Ltd, has chosen Bidwell, OH for its new North American beef slaughter, packaging, and advanced protein processing facility. The $30 million dollar project will create nearly 250 new positions. Company officials said […]

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Ground broken for new airport terminal

As the groundbreaking ceremony drew to a close, the Jackson County Commissioners crowded into the old, cramped James A. Rhodes Airport Terminal to conduct some important business. One commissioner stood; another settled for a seat away from the table rather than try to squeeze by members of the media, who were there to cover the important […]

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Company relocates jobs to Portsmouth

Mako Finished Products has relocated between 10 and 15 jobs from China to a facility in Portsmouth, where they have began machining and finishing castings produced by OSCO Industries. “It’s very exciting that we are ‘reshoring’ jobs from overseas,” said Jason Kester, Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) director. Kester said a grand opening for the […]

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Love’s coming to Gallia County

BIDWELL — Gallia County Economic Development officials said Monday that construction has begun on the new Love’s Travel Stop set to open in early 2015. The new travel stop will be located on the south side of U.S. 35 at the Ohio 850 exit in Bidwell. The new 24/7 location will feature a Hardees restaurant, fuel […]

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