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UAW Members Ratify Labor Agreement For Dearborn Works

15 12 2017

WEST CHESTER, OH--(Marketwired - Dec 15, 2017) -  AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that members of the United Auto Workers (UAW), Local 600, have ratified a three-year, seven-month agreement covering about 1,180 hourly production and maintenance employees at the company's Dearborn (MI) Works. AK Steel said that UAW officials notified the company that the contract was ratified in voting that concluded yesterday. The agreement will be in effect until July 31, 2021.  "We are pleased to have reached an agreement with our hourly employees at Dearborn Works," said Roger K. Newport, Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel. "This contract positions us well to meet the future needs of our company and our customers, as we continue to drive our sales of value-added and innovative products including our NEXMET™ family of high strength steels for our automotive customers." Dearborn Works produces a wide range of hot rolled, cold rolled and coated steel, including hot dip galvanized...

Columbus Ohio Reason #198 Product Development and Custom Formulation from Best-of-Utah based Wasatch Labs (www.WasatchContractManufacturing.com) for Dental Care Pastes and Rinses is Necessary

15 12 2017

Columbus, OH -- 12/15/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.Contact COO Adam Green Today!c: 801-809-7766e: [email protected] Get a Quote Now! http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/Mission StatementTo proactively serve our business community...

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. Declares 2017 Fourth-Quarter Cash Dividend

15 12 2017

ARCHBOLD, Ohio, Dec. 15, 2017 -- The Board of Directors of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq:FMAO) the holding company of The Farmers & Merchants State Bank, with assets of approximately $1.1 billion at September 30, 2017, today announced that it has approved the company’s quarterly cash dividend of $0.13 per share.  Adjusted for a September 20, 2017, two-for-one stock split, this quarterly cash dividend payment is an increase of 13.0% over the same period last year.  The fourth quarter dividend is payable on January 20, 2018, to shareholders of record as of December 26, 2017. About Farmers & Merchants State Bank:The Farmers & Merchants State Bank is a local independent community bank that has been serving Northwest Ohio and Northeast Indiana since 1897.  The Farmers & Merchants State Bank provides commercial banking, retail banking and other financial services through its 24 offices.  Our locations are in Fulton, Defiance, Henry,...

Signal Device for Dog Collars Developed by InventHelp Inventor (CCT-4081)

15 12 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA December 15, 2017 It usually doesn’t take very long for dog owners to lose sight of their pets if they’re not on a leash when they take them out or let them out at night. Thanks to an inventor from Cincinnati, Ohio, however, there is no longer a need to worry about losing sight of a pet in the dark. He developed a prototype for SPOT MY DOG specifically to provide a way for pet owners and motorists to see a dog or cat easily in the dark. As such, it has the potential to prevent pets from being hit by a car at night thus affording peace of mind for concerned pet owners. Furthermore, it is safe, practical and easy to use. This novel invention is also compact, lightweight and portable. Other appealing features include convenience, effectiveness and an affordable price. The inventor’s personal experience as a dog owner inspired the idea. “I wanted to be able to find my dog quickly at night, especially if she left the yard,” he said. The original design was submitted...

Foundation Software CEO Attributes Weatherhead Wins to Family

15 12 2017

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foundation Software, Inc., developer of FOUNDATION® construction accounting and project management software, received its sixth consecutive Weatherhead 100 award, marking the 11th occasion that the company has received this honor. The award celebrates Northeast Ohio’s top growing companies, but CEO and founder Fred Ode sees Foundation’s real success as more than the 104% growth in revenue and 110 additional hires for which they’re being recognized. Ode elaborates, “With the success of a business, you can talk about numbers, market trends, economic conditions, new entry points — and these are all important. But what it honestly comes down to is people — finding the right people who have ownership of the vision and are dedicated to it. And we’ve been fortunate and have done a good job of knowing where to find those people.” One of the biggest sources of talent has been family and friends. Foundation’s identity as a family company...

Business Services Stocks' Research Reports Released on Cintas, TransUnion, S&P Global, and FleetCor Technologies

15 12 2017

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2017 --In keeping with the commitment to dynamically provide members with timely information, WallStEquities.com has issued free tailored Stock Review on CTAS, TRU, SPGI, and FLT which is a click away at www.wallstequities.com/registration. On Thursday, the NASDAQ Composite ended the day at 6,856.53, down 0.28%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.31% lower, to finish at 24,508.66; and the S&P 500 closed at 2,652.01, marginally slipping 0.41%. Losses were broad based as all sectors finished the trading session in red. WallStEquities.com has initiated research reports on the following Business Services stocks: Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAS), TransUnion (NYSE: TRU), S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), and FleetCor Technologies Inc. (NYSE: FLT). Following registration on Wall St. Equities, get access to today's free stock reports at: www.wallstequities.com/registration Cintas Cincinnati, Ohio-based Cintas Corp.'s stock finished Thursday's session...

Cincinnati’s Saint Ursula Academy Wins Vega Digital Award

15 12 2017

Saint Ursula Academy wins web award Identifying new ways to meet the needs of our clients is one of the reasons we have a retention rate that surpasses 97 percent. CINCINNATI December 15, 2017 With more than 1,500 submissions from 32 countries throughout the world, Saint Ursula Academy has won an Arcturus recognition in the 2017 Vega Digital Awards competition and excelled in its category, showing extraordinary prowess in digital creativity. The winning work was created by eSchoolView. “Our school community is unique, and so were our specific needs for our new website,” St. Ursula’s Vice President of Communications Jill Cahill said. “We worked to determine the tools and functions that would be ideal for our website visitors and created a vision and concept.” Vega Digital Awards is an international competition catered to all creative professionals who inspire through concept, writing or design through traditional or electronic media. eSchoolView, a website design firm...

OHM Advisors Announces Newest Shareholders

15 12 2017

    LIVONIA, MI, December 15, 2017 -- OHM Advisors' Board of Directors and partners (www.OHM-Advisors.com) are pleased to announce the addition of four new shareholders: Jessica Katers, PE; Patrick Droze, PE; Kirk Loveall, PE; and Bob Pelosi, PE. The partners were elected to the 55-year-old firm's ownership group on December 7, 2017.The new shareholders, nominated from among the firm's many outstanding professionals, represent a range of disciplines, experience levels, and specialties. Each is recognized for their contributions within the firm, and their disciplined service to clients and colleagues."I'm proud to welcome this group of highly competent and dedicated leaders who have demonstrated their deep commitment to our profession, our clients, and the future of our firm," OHM Advisors Board Chairman James Houk comments. "These individuals have proven themselves to be leaders in our firm, and exemplify the technical and leadership qualities we...

Stephen A. Buser, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

15 12 2017

    COLUMBUS, OH, December 15, 2017 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Stephen A. Buser, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Buser celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Emeritus professor of finance in the college of business at The Ohio State University (OSU), Dr. Buser's career at the university spanned 27 years. First hired as an assistant professor of finance, he was promoted to full professor by 1986, while also...

Tropical Smoothie Café is Sending a Dreamer to the TaxSlayer Bowl

15 12 2017

Three local cafés raised money for Dreams Come True. Jacksonville, FL, December 15, 2017 -- Tropical Smoothie Café is sending one local dreamer to the TaxSlayer Bowl on Dec. 30. Tropical Smoothie Café held fundraisers at three of their Jacksonville restaurants to raise money for Dreams Come True to send one of the 12 members of the Dreams Come True Dream Team to the game.Tropical Smoothie Cafe presented a check to the Executive Director of Dreams Come True of Jacksonville at a recent event at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville. The cafes on Southside Blvd., Phillips Highway and their newest location in Bartram Park donated 15 percent of their sales from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 5 to help raise the money to send a local dreamer to the game.Tropical Smoothie Café is a proud sponsor of the TaxSlayer Bowl and the Dreams Come True Dream Team, which is made up of 12 local children ranging in age from 7 to 16. The dreamers will be treated to a meet and greet with participating team players and...

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