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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Developer to Lease Ohio Site for Ethane Cracker

Appalachian Resins, Inc. (AR) plans to lease approximately 50 acres of land in Salem Township, Ohio, to build an integrated 600 million pound per year ethylene/polyethylene production facility, the Houston-based firm announced in an emailed statement to DownstreamToday. “There is no difference in our development activities, we have essentially only moved across the Ohio River,” […]

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OU, Kenworth engineering success in Chillicothe

ATHENS – The path from Ohio University to Chillicothe has been a much-traveled one by all sorts of students through the years. But for one particular college at OU, the pathway leads right to the front door of the Chillicothe Kenworth plant. Currently, 40 percent of the engineers at the plant have engineering degrees from the […]

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Utica Core Emerges as Production Climbs

Production from the emerging Utica shale in Ohio climbed in 2013, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “Ohio is at the beginning of an unprecedented era of oil and gas production,” ODNR Director James Zehringer told a recent event at Stark State College in Stark County, Ohio. ODNR […]

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MarkWest breaks ground on Cadiz headquarters

CADIZ – Construction of MarkWest Energy Partners’ new administrative office in the Cadiz Industrial Park is putting area officials in a hopeful mood when it comes to the economic future of Harrison County. “This is symbolic, because it signifies a long-term commitment to this part of Ohio,” state Sen. Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville said Wednesday at a […]

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2 companies considering village for new locations

SOUTH POINT — A bio-diesel fuel producer and a healthcare billing and records company have gotten tax credits from Gov. John Kasich’s office. Both operations are eyeing South Point for their location. Kasich’s office announced the tax credits as part of 11 companies statewide planning to invest $131 million in the state. SGP South Point […]

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