The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority has purchased two new Liebherr Mobile Harbor Cranes for the Port of Toledo and is encouraging area students to name the cranes in anticipation of their arrival in May 2010. The Name The Cranes contest will be held April 1 through April 30 and area students can submit their name choice via the Web site namethecranes.com.
According to a Port press release, while the existing cargo cranes at the Port of Toledo have been sufficient for handling “traditional” bulk and break bulk cargo since the 1950’s, they are aging. The new cranes will increase handling capacity and they are suited for multiple purposes.
The Liebherr Mobile Harbor Cranes are twice as productive as the current cranes in the seaport and have the ability to move 20-35 containers per hour and up to forty swings per hour for bulk material handling. Mobile harbor cranes of this caliber are used at coastal ports but are rare at major ports on the Great Lakes and these cranes will be some of the first in a U.S. Great Lakes Port. The funding for the purchase of the cranes comes from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act resources.
At the clubs
The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Friday, April 16, 7:15 am at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. Call 419-693-9999.
The Rossford Business Association will host its annual business fair, Saturday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Rossford High School gym, 701 Superior Street. Products and services will be featured in 80 booths and entertainment will be provided throughout the day. For info visit rossfordba.com
The National Bank of Oak Harbor honored nine employees for their years of service at the bank’s employee recognition dinner held at the Catawba Island Club. Those honored included Judith Markel and Donna Mathews, 35 years; Charles Hablitzel and James Dunn, 30 years and Diana Borjas, 25 years.
Kathleen Lemmerbrock has been appointed executive director of the Lutheran Homes Society Foundation. The foundation gathers, receives, invests and disburses funds to various LHS ministries that respond to the needs of troubles youth and the elderly in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.
Prior to joining LHS, Lemmerbrock worked as the Synod administrator of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Schools & skills
The Center for Innovative Food Technology and the Agricultural Incubator Foundation will host a food safety workshop Saturday, April 24 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the AIF building north of Bowling Green. Food safety expert Shari Plimpton, Ph.D. will provide food-related businesses with production, sanitation and hygiene procedures to ensure safe, high-quality products. Call Paula Ray at 419-823-3099.