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Grant gives boost to First Solar project in Perrysburg Township

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on October 2, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The Wood County Port Authority is being awarded a $681,000 Roadwork Development Grant in support of the First Solar Inc. project in Perrysburg Township. The funds are part of $1 million released Monday by the Ohio Department of […]

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Melvindale’s Mill Steel Co. Expands with New Ohio Facility

Posted By: DBUSINESS on August 30, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Mill Steel Co., a flat-rolled steel and aluminum supplier that has an operation in Melvindale and is based in Grand Rapids, has acquired a 90,000-square-foot facility in Mansfield, Ohio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction supports Mill Steel’s […]

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‘Endless opportunities’: Working with the trades is wave of the future

Posted By: Toledo Blade on September 4, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The future of Labor Day is at work at Penta Career Center in Perrysburg Township. In a welding class, fiery orange sparks spurt up from welders in action. In another wing, a student wields a remote control — that […]

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First Solar plans new manufacturing plant

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on July 27, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Solar power equipment manufacturer First Solar, which operates three northwest Ohio plants, will open its fifth American factory in 2026 at a location to be determined, the company said Thursday. Tempe, Ariz.-based First Solar Inc.’s announcement comes as […]

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Google to open two more data centers in Ohio

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on May 3, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Google plans to build two more data centers in Ohio to help power its artificial intelligence technology and other tools, the company and state officials announced Wednesday. With one data center already up and running near Columbus, […]

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Dana pivots to EV research even as legacy driveline business carries sales

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on March 12, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Dana Inc., a longtime maker of axles and drivelines for light to heavy-duty trucks, is investing aggressively for an electrified future. The company’s three-building, advanced technical complex and headquarters in Maumee employs about 950 people, the vast […]

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Church & Dwight to Invest $50 Million in Northwest Ohio

Posted By:  Regional Growth Partnership, Northwest Ohio.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Church & Dwight Co., Inc., has announced that it intends to move forward with an expansion project at its facility in the village of Old Fort, Ohio, involving at least $50 million in new investment and the creation of […]

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107-megawatt solar farm’s construction starts

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on November 28, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A sprawling tract of about 1,000 acres in Gorham Township is on its way toward becoming a 107-megawatt solar farm. With site preparation having begun in October, Arche Energy Project, LLC and its Kansas-based construction contractor on […]

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Excise tax moves Holiday Inn plan forward in Sylvania Township

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on November 7, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Sylvania Township Trustees are set to take a big step toward the construction of a long-planned hotel near I-475 and West Central Avenue. At its meeting Nov. 15, the board is scheduled to vote on a planned […]

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Honda ups EV ante with $4.2 billion Ohio battery and plant investment

Posted By: Toledo Blade on October 11, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Honda is staying home in Ohio with a new $4.2 billion investment for EV production and a giant, joint venture battery plant in Fayette County, 40 miles southwest of Columbus, the company announced today. The announcement in Columbus […]

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Brewing up another Biggby: Dible opens third coffee store

Posted By: Sentinel Tribune on June 20, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Signature Associates’ Bob Mack and Steve Serchuk are proud to have been a part of this deal.   The new Biggby Coffee shop in the French Quarter Square is Gary Dible’s third location in eight years and the fundamentals […]

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Ohio approves 70 more medical marijuana dispensaries

Ohio’s 3-year-old medical marijuana program on Monday more than doubled the number of dispensaries where product may be sold in its first major expansion since its inception. The Board of Pharmacy approved 70 provisional licenses out of some 1,400 applications received, bringing the total to date to 128. Three more are expected at a later […]

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Former North Towne Square site approved for redevelopment by Toledo plan commission

The Toledo City Plan Commission Thursday approved a major site plan to redevelop the former North Towne Square location for industrial use. The proposal is being designed by Mannik & Smith Group of Maumee and would include three industrial buildings totaling approximately 852,000 square-feet, according to the plan commission staff report. NorthPoint Development with an […]

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Sylvania gears up for construction, including ‘transformational project’ downtown

Multiple road projects are underway, beginning, or ending soon in Sylvania, with plans for new streetscapes, reconstructions of intersections, and upgrades to aging infrastructure. Officials are starting the design process for a new and updated streetscape on Main Street, Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough said on Thursday, and it’s possible that project could connect with the […]

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Council approves plan for community entertainment districts

Toledo City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved plans to establish seven new community entertainment districts in an effort to bring more business and attract more residents to the downtown area. The districts are designated areas that will open the door for more liquor licensing and allow for a mix of entertainment, retail, social, and cultural […]

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Perrysburg countertop company expands to Columbus area

Cutting Edge Countertops, Inc., started 16 years ago this month in Perrysburg with three owners and just two employees — now it’s a multi-state operation that is expanding to the Columbus area for its sixth location. “Columbus is great for us,” said Brian Burns, co-owner and founding partner of Cutting Edge. “They also service the Dayton […]

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Oregon officials propose new zoning district for advanced manufacturing

Oregon officials are crafting a new zoning district they believe will attract new businesses and form a buffer between residential areas and heavy industry. The proposed “advanced manufacturing” district is designed for high-quality and attractive manufacturers, said Mike Beazley, Oregon city administrator. The idea, Mr. Beazley said, is to move away from more heavy-industry sites, […]

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New land use plan to be discussed at Perrysburg committee meeting

A new draft of the Perrysburg land use plan, including potential plans for the Perrysburg Heights neighborhood, will be discussed at the city’s planning and zoning committee meeting on Wednesday. Paul Belazis, board president for the Perrysburg Heights Community Association, said while the new draft is not as extreme as past versions, Heights community members are […]

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Dana project planned for Napoleon

Projects recently approved by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority include one in northwest Ohio involving Dana, Inc., the Ohio governor’s office announced. Dana Light Axle Manufacturing LLC expects to create 175 full-time positions, generating $7.4 million in new annual payroll as a result of the company’s new project in Napoleon, the announcement stated. Dana Light […]

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Problematic Days Inn building to go up for auction

Toledo City Councilman Theresa Gadus hopes the imminent auction of a long-troubled hotel in her district means a new beginning. “I think that the timing of it would be wonderful for the right purchaser,” Ms. Gadus said of the former Days Inn and Jill’s Bar and Grill near I-75 in East Toledo. “The momentum is […]

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Release of state funds for redeveloping contaminated sites has created a buzz in Toledo

Lucas County leaders hope that a share of the $350 million in state money available this year to clean up contaminated sites could lead to the future redevelopment of the Nicholas and Spitzer buildings downtown. Known as brownfield sites, their legacy of pollution at such properties often stands in the way because of additional redevelopment […]

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Spencer Township seeks rezoning of 38-acre Shaffer Road property

Spencer Township officials are seeking to rezone an almost 38-acre property off Shaffer Road from industrial use back to residential, which was the property’s original zoning when it was bought by the township. “I just don’t see anything industrial going in that area,” said Spencer Township Trustee Michael B. Hood. During a Lucas County Plan […]

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As Fort Industry Square nears completion, developer set to tackle Nasby Building

Renovating and remodeling Fort Industry Square, comprising 13 buildings with 13 different floor plans hasn’t dissuaded Kevin Prater from taking on what some could see as an even more daunting challenge. “This has probably been the most difficult project I’ve ever done,” the owner of Prater Development Ltd. told an audience of about 100 at […]

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Redevelopment of former North Towne Square Mall to bring 500 new manufacturing jobs

City officials on Thursday announced the long-vacant former North Towne Square Mall property will soon be redeveloped into Toledo’s latest industrial park, a move Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said will bring at least 500 well-paying, advanced manufacturing jobs to the community. Kansas City-based NorthPoint Development intends to spend $70 million to build two industrial buildings totaling […]

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UPS to occupy 225,000-square-foot building on Glenwood Road

A new United Parcel Service facility will be the cornerstone of a nascent industrial park off Glenwood Road in Rossford for which development is starting to move, Rossford Mayor Neil MacKinnon announced Friday. The mayor said he did not yet have details about how many jobs the 225,000-square-foot facility will generate, but that Scannell Properties, […]

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Brick-by-brick: Plans for tech hub at former Jefferson Center move forward

Every week, Monday through Friday, like clockwork, Tammi Sherman takes a drive around the former Jefferson Center — a vacant building with rich history, bounded by four downtown streets in Toledo. While others who pass by may only see a 110-year-old building that has sat uninhabited for years with railings rotting out from the bottom, […]

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New production facility expected to create 135 jobs in Defiance

The Regional Growth Partnership has announced a new $49-million Defiance manufacturing facility expected to start operations early next year. APackaging Group (APG), an Azusa, Calif.-based cosmetics packaging company, is expected to hire 135 people to produce up to 500 million plastic dispensing pumps for the health and beauty industries at the new facility, the Northwest […]

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Owens Community College celebrates opening of $9.6 million Dana training center

Owens Community College officials opened the $9.6 million Dana Advanced Manufacturing Training Center doors to a majority of students with little fanfare last spring, but they made up for lost time Wednesday with a ceremony to celebrate the building project’s completion and showcase the facility’s new modernized features. Crowded together under a canopy in front of the […]

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Restaurants, shops and medical offices coming to Perrysburg’s Levis Commons

Growth at Perrysburg’s Levis Commons may have slowed to a crawl after the Great Recession, but in the last five years it has come on strong as developers pumped tens of millions of dollars into new hotels, apartments and retail space. New projects at the mixed-used development — off State Rt. 25 near the I-475/U.S. 23 interchange […]

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Residents, leaders hopeful new YMCA will be catalyst for neighborhood

Residents of the Warren-Sherman neighborhood on Monday gathered in the multipurpose room of the Wayman D. Palmer YMCA to share their vision for what a new YMCA should look like in order to best serve the community. The city of Toledo is partnering with the YMCA of Greater Toledo to demolish the existing YMCA and […]

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$8.6 million renovation could be coming to Schneider Soccer Complex

South Toledo’s Schneider Soccer Complex could soon be renovated into state-of-the-art facilities that soccer club leaders hope will expand access to the sport in Toledo and attract regional tournaments to the city. Toledo City Council on Wednesday will consider two pieces of legislation that, if approved, would get the ball rolling. The first is an […]

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Perrysburg Township project includes restaurants, gym and French Quarter theme

A New Orleans-themed development in Perrysburg Township with restaurants, a coffee shop and gym is under construction and slated to open starting early next year. French Quarter Square will be worth $15-$20 million when finished, said Mike Denman, vice president of developer River Rock Property Group. The property at 10630 Fremont Pike is just east […]

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Ohio awards tech company a tax credit for expected 378 new jobs in downtown Toledo

Ohio has awarded Bitwise Industries a tax credit for its planned downtown Toledo innovation center, which the California tech company pledges will create 378 jobs with an annual payroll of $20.4 million. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority on Monday agreed Bitwise will get a 1.8 percent, 10-year job creation tax credit for its efforts, a […]

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Coming soon to Toledo: Discount retailer HomeBuys, upscale restaurant Cooper’s Hawk

Discount home goods retailer HomeBuys is coming to Toledo, filling a long-vacant space at Talmadge Road and Monroe Street that previously housed The Andersons general store. The Columbus-based company with locations around the state claims a “treasure-hunt atmosphere,” with always-changing items. It purchases closeout items from other retailers and manufacturers then sells them at a deep discount. […]

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Giving a boost to Lowertown

Anyone who has cruised along Summit Street just north of downtown in recent years has noticed a change. The neighborhood has some new businesses, new plans for the riverfront, and a new energy. What it needs is a little boost from the city. Neighborhood leaders, including owners of some of those new bars and restaurants, […]

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Oregon Economic Development Committee discusses town center project, future

As part of Oregon’s new town-center project’s first phase, construction of a new roadway off Pickle Road is scheduled to begin at summer’s end. The Oregon Economic Development Committee met Thursday to discuss that project as well as the status of Oregon’s industrially zoned property and what kind of projects might be in its future. […]

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TriMas in Bloomfield Hills Expands Packaging Business with New Ohio Facility

Bloomfield Hills-based TriMas Corp. announced today that Rieke Packaging Systems, part of the TriMas Packaging Group, is expanding its North American manufacturing presence by building a 230,000-square-foot facility in New Albany, Ohio, with operations set to commence in the second quarter of 2022. The new facility will be located near Rieke’s current New Albany manufacturing […]

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Western Lucas County growth steady for decades

A housing community the size of Waterside Sylvania needs to be located on the outskirts or builders will run out of space. “This is the very edge of Sylvania Township,” said JP Ankney, co-owner of Gulfstream Development, as he walked along Windward Drive and Montauk Court within the Waterside Sylvania community. “That field over there is […]

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