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Auto industry sparks return
Written by J. Patrick Eaken   
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:08

Developers see manufacturing steadily returning
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While we take time to celebrate the American worker this Labor Day, The Press looks at trends in the manufacturing sector, including interviews with local business owners, economic development officials, educators and others who see a resurgence in the sector.

Clay’s machining program a hit with employers
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:28

If the calls to Steve Bialorucki are any indication, business at area machine shops is good.

The director of Career and Technology Education at Clay High School, Bialorucki said he is getting calls earlier each year from employers interested in forming internships for students enrolled in Clay’s Integrated Machining and Engineering Program.

Pediatric dentist’s products give parents, kids something to smile about
Written by Tammy Walro   
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:13

It’s something that had troubled Dr. Stephen Branam for a long time – despite advances in dental care and an overall decline in tooth decay in the American population, the rate of tooth decay among children under 6 continued to spike.

A pediatric dentist for more than 30 years, he recommends parents bring their children for their first dental visit at age 1, however, many kids don’t have their teeth cleaned and checked until they’re much older. Often it’s a cavity or other problem that prompts the appointment.

Local, national press gets involved in promoting area
Written by J. Patrick Eaken   
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:06

When it comes to promoting the area for economic growth, development corporations often look toward media to get the job done.

“One of the things that are new in terms of marketing our area is that we’ve got some pretty good national press lately,” said Gary Thompson, Regional Growth Partnership vice president and director for JobsOhio Northwest Ohio Region.

Centaur owners see rebound in U.S. manufacturing
Written by Larry Limpf   
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:31

Some area manufacturers are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel as their businesses compete with low-wage countries – China in particular.

Jason Faykosh, assistant manager of Centaur Tool & Die, Inc., is noticing a different attitude among those who are involved in his industry and its efforts to fend off foreign competition.

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