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Meijer Fleet Driver's Career Spans More Than 5 Million Miles in 45 Years

2017-04-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 4, 2017 — When Paul Strodtbeck became a Meijer fleet driver in 1972, he joined a team of 34 drivers who made daily deliveries to the retailer’s 24 stores in Michigan. Gas cost 36 cents per gallon, and Strodtbeck drank “two gallons too much of coffee” while listening to “twangy” country music. Much has changed in the past 45 years, but one thing has remained constant: The Walker resident never imagined he’d drive more than 5 million miles, primarily hauling meat and produce daily from Grand Rapids to Lansing to Petoskey and back. “He leads by always putting the customer first and making safety his top priority,” said Tom McCall, Meijer Logistics Vice President. “We couldn’t ask for more from a team member over the years than what Paul has done for all of us.” The driving milestone – combined with his exemplary safety record, work ethic and friendly demeanor with customers and other team members – earned Strodtbeck...

“Hits for Homes” returns to Miller Park this baseball season
“Hits for Homes” returns to Miller Park this baseball season

2017-04-04

MILWAUKEE, April 4, 2017 — For the third consecutive year, Associated Bank and Brewers Community Foundation teamed-up to launch “Hits for Homes” at Miller Park on Opening Day. This charitable program benefits Housing Resources, Inc. (HRI), a nonprofit organization that provides support to low- to moderate-income homeowners in the Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties. For every hit recorded by the Brewers during 2017 home games, Associated Bank and Brewers Community Foundation will donate $150 to HRI, up to a combined $100,000. Each hit and corresponding donation will be tallied on the Associated Bank LED board, located above the Check Deck in the outfield, throughout the baseball season. Donations are tallied...

Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. acquires Absorbent Products Company, Inc.
Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. acquires Absorbent Products Company, Inc.

2017-04-04

DUNBRIDGE, Ohio, April 4, 2017 — Principle Business Enterprises (PBE), Inc., a technology leader in moisture management products, announces the acquisition of the business assets and operations of Absorbent Products Company, Inc. of Bowling Green, Ohio.  “The acquisition of APCI is consistent with our mission, by allowing us to enter new markets and expand our ability to provide the highest quality products and services to our customers and business partners,” says Chuck Stocking, Co-CEO of PBE. “APCI employs a technical workforce with skills that complement the current PBE team.  They also have valuable production machinery that is needed to fuel PBE’s current growth in the incontinence and personal care marketplace.”  Stocking adds “This acquisition is also great for Northwest Ohio because it keeps at least 35 jobs in the area that might otherwise be moved out of the state or possibly out of the country.” PBE is widely recognized as the leading manufacturer...

Crimson Cup and Heidelberg Distributing Expand Distribution of Nitro Cold-Brewed Coffee in Columbus, Ohio Bars and Restaurants
Crimson Cup and Heidelberg Distributing Expand Distribution of Nitro Cold-Brewed Coffee in Columbus, Ohio Bars and Restaurants

2017-04-04

We are looking at exponential growth with this product. Currently we are selling to a dozen or so accounts, and we anticipate that number increasing dramatically. Columbus, Ohio April 04, 2017 — One of the hottest trends in coffee today is ice cold, infused with nitrogen gas under pressure, and dispensed from a tap. And, thanks to a joint effort by Columbus roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea and Heidelberg Distributing Company, Nitro cold-brewed coffee is joining the taps of some of the city’s hottest bars...

Organized Living Completes Product Offering with New Simple Wood Shelf…
Organized Living Completes Product Offering with New Simple Wood Shelf…

2017-04-04

“Organized Living is enhancing our solutions to fit all budget and style requirements by adding the Simple Wood Shelf and Rod to our fixed wire, award winning adjustable and built-in wood systems.” Cincinnati, Ohio April 04, 2017 — Organized Living, a leading manufacturer of quality storage and organization solutions, introduces its new Simple Wood Shelf and Rod system to complete the brand’s comprehensive product offering. Simple Wood Shelf and Rod is a fixed wood shelf and rod system that features Organized Living’s Classica components to create an economical wood storage solution. It’s designed for a custom fit and quick, easy installation. The demand for quality storage products has risen year after year...

Superior Energy Systems’ Co-founder William Young to be Inducted Into…
Superior Energy Systems’ Co-founder William Young to be Inducted Into…

2017-04-04

For more than half a century, Bill Young has been dedicated to the safety and improvement of the propane industry. And, he continues to develop new and innovative products to help Superior Energy Systems stay on the cutting edge of the propane industry. CLEVELAND, OHIO April 04, 2017 — William Young, vice president of engineering for Superior Energy Systems, and a member of the propane industry for more than half a century, has been named to the LP Gas Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2017. The induction ceremony will be April 20, prior to the 2017...

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