In addition to news of a spec building to be constructed on Airport West Road for industrial and warehousing purposes, Mansfield City Council heard of another Lahm Airport development during its Tuesday committee meetings.
Attorney Bud Vetter, representing local investors Dan and Brenda Niss, shared news that they would like to invest $2 million in the facility for creation of a self serve fueling operation, also known as a “fuel farm.” This will allow for airplanes to easily fuel at Lahm, further enhancing its operational capacity.
Vetter shared that the project would also include the construction of a new hangar and would provide professional staff to the main, front counter in the airport terminal.
On Monday, officials from Emerson Automation Solutions joined officials from the Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The 23,000 square foot expansion of Emerson’s operations on Park Avenue West in Ontario will bring an increase of nearly a million dollars in annual payroll.
The expansion will accommodate a new product line designed, engineered and manufactured at the Richland County plant and growth of the legacy business. With this opportunity, Emerson plans to hire 20 new employees while retaining its current workforce of 174. More…
84 Lumber, the nation’s largest privately held building materials supplier, is continuing to expand with its newest truss plant opening in Mansfield. The plant is fully automated and outfitted with the latest design software, computerized saws and laser projection equipment. It is now building trusses and servicing customers throughout the Columbus and Cleveland markets.
“The need for engineered and manufactured wood products is rapidly increasing in Ohio and across the country,” said Ken Kucera, vice president of installed sales and manufacturing at 84 Lumber. “We’re excited to be fulfilling that need and following through with our growth plans in 2020, and we have big plans to continue expanding throughout the rest of the year.” More…
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…
Two Bellville stories to share today.
Ribbon Cutting Held For Long-Time Bellville Business
On Thursday morning, Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development joined in a ribbon cutting ceremony at Jackson Well Services. The company, which has been part of the Bellville community for three generations, opened a new and improved facility at 1201 Mill Road. More…