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AK Steel To Idle Mansfield Mill, Industry Media Site Reports

2 Apr , 2020  

In a story published on Wednesday, Argus Media reported that AK Steel is planning to idle its flat-rolled stainless steel mill in Mansfield effective April 4.

The post cites a representative of owner Cleveland-Cliffs, who shared that the decision was tied to the current conditions in the automobile industry. American car manufacturers are experencing sharp sales declines given the impact of the cornavirus health crisis at the same time that factories have temporarily ceased production. More…

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Tough Times On The Farm: Agriculture In The Midwest

31 Mar , 2020  

by Ruth Conniff and Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal

All in all, 2019 was a terrible year for farmers across the Midwest and so far 2020 doesn’t look much better.

Bad weather, trade wars and low prices due to oversupply all contributed to the grim economic news, even before the COVID-19 pandemic began wreaking havoc with export markets. More…

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Gorman-Rupp Remains Open And Operating

25 Mar , 2020  

Gorman-Rupp issued the following statement on Monday relating to its operations in Ohio:

The Gorman-Rupp Company will continue to conduct business at all of its locations within the State of Ohio because it is an “Essential Business” pursuant to the Director’s Stay at Home Order issued by the State of Ohio in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Stay at Home Order is effective 11:59 PM on March 23, 2020 until 11:59 PM on April 6, 2020. More…

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Ohio Chamber Shares Business Resources

24 Mar , 2020  

by Susan Tebban, Ohio Capital Journal

As small businesses navigate the complicated environment of the coronavirus pandemic, local agencies and national companies are providing resources to guide owners through the process.

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce launched a Coronavirus Business Resource to serve as a hub for all the happenings during the COVID-19 outbreak in Ohio. This includes business regulations and pending legislation, along with support for businesses who have had to close. More…

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JC Penney Closes Through April 2

19 Mar , 2020  

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. announced Wednesday that in response to the evolving global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it will temporarily close its stores and business offices, starting at 7 PM local time on Wednesday. The stores and business offices are scheduled to reopen April 2.

“With the effects of the outbreak being felt more each day, our primary concern and area of focus is and has been on the health and safety of our associates, our customers, and our communities,” said Jill Soltau, chief executive officer of JCPenney. “We know this is a critical, unprecedented time and our thoughts are with those who have been impacted.” More…

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Macy’s Temporarily Closes Stores Nationwide

18 Mar , 2020  

In a move sure to impact retail shopping in Richland County, Macy’s, Inc. has announced a temporary closing of all of its locations.

The company announced on Tuesday that In response to the widespread COVID-19 outbreak, it temporarily closed all stores by end of business on Tuesday, March 17 through March 30. This includes all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet and Market by Macy’s stores. Macy’s, Inc. will provide benefits and compensation to its impacted workforce. More…

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Gorman-Rupp Introduces New Hydraulic Piston Pump

11 Mar , 2020  

The SludgeKat, Gorman-Rupp‘s new self-priming, positive displacement, hydraulic piston pump, is designed to handle the applications involving heavy sludges and slurries where other pumps fail. More…

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Are Mansfield’s Six Figure Incomes Shrinking?

9 Mar , 2020  

It’s never fun here at 1812Blockhouse to share news of a report that has challenging figures about the north central Ohio economy. On the other hand, we recognize that our readers want all news that might give them information important for their lives and careers.

A recent report by retail platform Volusion, based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, looked at the number of employees in the country’s 358 metro areas who make a six figure salary. The report noted that the largest concentration of declines in that figure is in the Midwest and on the East Coast. More…

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Richland Area Chamber Invites You To Get In the Game

6 Mar , 2020  

Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development invites the public to attend their 15th Annual Business Expo on Thursday, March 19, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Booth space is sold out once again, meaning that over 100 local businesses and non-profit organizations will be exhibiting.  A special ribbon cutting with local officials, Miss Ohio and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office Color Guard will be held at 9:45 AM to open the event.  More…

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Opportunity Available To Connect For Government Contracts

4 Mar , 2020  

Government contracts play an important role for some local businesses in Richland County. The first businesses to come to mind may be those that work with the 179th Airlift Wing based at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport, but Ohio wants to help more businesses make the vital connections needed to grow their business through government contracts.

For a more than a decade, the Ohio Business Matchmaker has connected small businesses to government contracting opportunities. As one of the largest business to government matchmaking events in the state, this contracting meet-and-greet event offers a unique opportunity for businesses interested in doing business with the federal, state or local government to meet with representatives to market and sell their goods and services. More…

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New Home Health Care Service Holds Ribbon Cutting

29 Feb , 2020  

One of Mansfield’s newest businesses is actually open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

On February 18, Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development joined Mayor Tim Theaker in a ribbon cutting for Sovereign Royal Care. The new business is located at 1180 Lexington Avenue, Suite 201. More…

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Mansfield Company Joins Pennsylvania Civil Engineering Firm

28 Feb , 2020  

Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, has announced that its client, Richland Engineering Limited, has become part of the WallacePancher Group. The new relationship officially began February 5 and details were not disclosed.

Richland Engineering Limited (REL), located in Mansfield, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018 and provides highway and airport engineering, structural engineering, bridge design and inspection, municipal engineering, traffic engineering and surveying. More…

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Two Ribbon Cuttings In One Day!

19 Feb , 2020  

The Richland Area Chamber of Commerce held two ribbon cuttings on Tuesday, which is a hopeful sign for continued business growth in 2020.

In the morning, a celebration with ribbon cutting was held in Ontario at the new Shelter Insurance office, which is helmed by Owner/Agent Scott Merrick. This is the first office for Shelter Insurance in our area, though they have been operating in Ohio since 2018. The agency is located at 2072 Walker Lake Road, between Panera Bread and Firenza Pizza, in Ontario. More…

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Bestselling Author Will Speak On ‘Disruption’ Via Broadcast

15 Feb , 2020  

What is “disruption mindset” and how can it help individuals, businesses, and communities thrive?

On Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 PM, bestselling New York Times author Charlene Li will be speaking on this topic, which she wrote about in her latest book, “The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Businesses Transform While Others Fail.” The event, a speaking engagement that will be broadcast locally on The Ohio State University – Mansfield campus (164 Fallerius Hall), will last approximately 90 minutes. More…

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