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Hungry For Workers, Factories Are Touting Their Jobs As Careers

10 May , 2021  

Miguel Lugo and Pete Accorti of Talan Products Inc.

Miguel Lugo and Pete Accorti of Talan Products Inc.

By Lee Chilcote, The Land

Miguel Lugo had his first experiences in the manufacturing industry when he worked for Voss Aerospace in Ohio City, where his mom also worked, for one summer in high school. After graduating from James F. Rhodes High School in Old Brooklyn in 2001, the 38-year-old briefly worked at Auto Zone before landing a job as an entry-level laborer at Talan Products Inc., a metal stamping company in Collinwood.

Sixteen years later, he’s risen the company ranks at Talan from a lowly general laborer to plant and tool room manager – and he’s not done rising yet. This fall, Lugo hopes to begin taking classes for his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). Despite the perception that manufacturing jobs offer little opportunity for advancement, Lugo says he’s making a good living. More…

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Mansfield In National Top Ten In Coveted Site Selection Magazine List

3 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

A national media outlet focusing on covering business development has included Manfield in an important and coveted list.

While efforts continue to attract investment to Richland County, current efforts have attracted the notice of Site Selection Magazine.

This year’s edition of the Top Metros of 2020 placed Mansfield among its list of top 10 cities across the country for new capital investment.

In addition to ranking by number of projects, this year featured a new list highlighting areas on a per capita basis. On its list of “Metros with a Population Less than 200,000,” Mansfield came in at number seven. Lima was the only other Ohio city in the top ten. More…

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Case Closed Involving Jones Potato Chip Company

22 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

In a complaint filed on April 21 of this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) alleged that Jones Potato Chip Co. of Mansfield failed to make full payment promptly in the total amount of $438,673 to four sellers for multiple lots of produce in violation of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). In this case, Jones Potato Chip Co. paid sellers for produce, but not in a timely fashion in accordance with the PACA.

Our story on that filing can be found here.

After the complaint was filed, USDA and Jones Potato Chip Co. entered into a consent decision and order in which Jones Potato Chip Co. agreed to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $5,000 for making untimely payments to sellers for produce purchases. More…

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Report States AK Steel Mill To Reopen

22 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

The website Industrial Info Resources is reported that a local mill will soon be reopening.

According to the article, which can be accessed here, AK Steel will restart operations at its Mansfield stainless steel mill.

In April, we shared news of a reported idling of the mill by owner Cleveland Cliffs due to decreased sales, which subsequently took place.

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Administrative Action Filed Against Jones Potato Chip Co.

4 May , 2020  

As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed an administrative complaint against Jones Potato Chip Co. The company, operating from Ohio, allegedly failed to make payment promptly to four produce sellers in the amount of $438,673 from November 2018 through March 2019.

Jones Potato Chip Co. will have an opportunity to request a hearing. More…


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Generations Change At Helm Of Mansfield Company

16 May , 2019  

Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete vibrators, vibrator monitoring systems and concrete dowel pin drills, has announced that owner Jim Minnich has retired after more than 25 distinguished years with the company.

Jim Minnich led an era of innovation and expansion at Minnich Manufacturing, the business his father started out of a Mansfield gas station in 1968. Under Jim’s ownership, Minnich Manufacturing introduced several innovative technologies, grew to more than 40 employees and moved into a larger manufacturing facility in Mansfield—all with an unwavering focus on meeting customer needs. More…

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Three Richland County Products Make All-Ohio List

17 Jul , 2017  

The Research Office of the Ohio Development Services Agency has issued its most recent compendium of products made in Ohio.

Begun as far back as 2010, the July 2017 listing shows an increasing number of products which are exclusively Buckeye-made. More…

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