IPS is a Toledo firm that offers general contracting, construction management, pre-construction and design-build services. In 1985, Kevin J. Gray established the mechanical contracting company and grew its specialty contracting capabilities by adding electrical, millwright, and heating and air conditioning trades. In the last 10 years, IPS has expanded its capabilities by actively engaging in general contracting work mainly in the power, refinery, and steel industries. Last year, IPS made $100,000,000 in annual sales.
The land was originally leased to Heidtman Steel in 1987 for a steel mill, which never came to fruition. Most recently, the land was used to facilitate the construction of the Glass City Veterans’ Skyway.
The Port Authority negotiated a transaction that would amend the Heidtman Steel lease to reduce the premises only to that area on which its office is located (approximately five acres) for an annual rent to the Port Authority of $102,000 per year until 2019. IPS will pay $240,000 annually for the 37.7 acres they will occupy until 2019 when the company has the option to purchase 10 acres of the land for $700,000 or negotiate a new lease. After 2019, the balance of the land reverts to the Port Authority’s control, with the exception of the five acres that houses the Heidtman Steel office. This includes the dock area located adjacent to The Toledo Shipyard and 22 acres of land on the east side of Front Street.
A timetable for construction on the site is yet to be determined.
Jeff Ziviski, Oregon School Board vice-president, was recently honored as an award recipient for the “20 Under 40” Leadership Awards Recognition Program.
More than 170 individuals were nominated for the awards presented recently at Fifth Third Center in downtown Toledo. Ziviski was nominated by Matt Szollosi, Ohio State Representative and Oregon resident.
The awards recognize 20 individuals under age 40 for their distinguished leadership. He is the chief financial officer and human resources manager for Kenakore Solutions, a global supply chain management company located in Perrysburg. He also serves on the Lucas County Children Services Board of Trustees and is a past president of the Oregon Democratic Club.
Plugs & freebies
Fremont Federal Credit Union will celebrate International Credit Union Day on October 16 by offering visitors punch and cookies. The credit union is asking visitors to bring a canned good or boxed food item to be donated to the Sandusky County Food Pantry.
Fremont Federal will also host a Shred for Safety event designed to increase consumer awareness of the need to protect against identity theft. Allshred Services, Inc. will be on-site at the credit union’s East Branch Office located at 1457 E. State Street from 3:00- 5:00 pm on Friday, October 17.
The day’s events will include free certified document shredding for Fremont Federal Credit Union members. (There is a 5 bag limit per member) and distribution of educational information regarding prevention, detection and reparation of the damage from identity theft.
Mark Carr, vice president of mortgage lending for GenoaBank, will present a free workshop on the home buying process Thursday, October 23, 6:00-7:00 pm at the Oregon Branch office.
Topics will include today’s mortgage market, basics of mortgage lending, variety of loans and homeowner’s insurance. RSVP to 419-855-8381
At the clubs
John Foley, superintendent of Toledo Public Schools, will speak on the upcoming levy to benefit Waite High School to the East Toledo Club Thursday, October 16, Noon at Cousino’s, Woodville Road. Call Andrea at 419-691-7651.
The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Friday, October 17, 7:15 am at Bay Park Community Hospital. Contact Linda at 419-693-9999.
Rex Jameson of Bayside Business Development will speak on Sustainable Development to the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce Thursday, October 23, Noon at the German-American Festival Club House at Oak Shade Grove. RSVP to 419-693-5580.
Gladieux Celebrates 70th With sidewalk sale
Gladieux Do It Best Home Center will celebrate its 70th anniversary Friday through Sunday October 3-5 with a sidewalk sale and other festivities.
The Owens Corning Pink Panther will visit Saturday and Sunday and the Oregon and Jerusalem Township Fire departments will bring their fire trucks to kick off Fire Safety Week. Hot dogs and pop will be sold for 70 cents with proceeds going to benefit the Clay High School Wrestling Club.
Gladieux Coal Company was founded by Herbert and Leo Gladieux in 1938 in what was known at the time as Booth, Ohio. Since then, Gladieux has evolved into a building materials supplier under the direction of Ron (Sr.) and Dan Gladieux, second generation owners. The two built a state-of-the-art 58,000 square-foot building at the current location, 5120 Navarre.
Today, the business which employs 25, is under the leadership of a third generation Gladieux, Ron (Jr.).
The business supplies homeowners and contractors with cabinets, countertops, hardware, lumber, landscape supplies, paint, rental tools and windows. Gladieux also has one of the largest working model train layouts in the Midwest.
Hours for the weekend are Saturday 8:00-5:00 and Sunday 10:00-4:00.