Spring 2010

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Spring 2010
Central Optical Adds New Equipment
Higgins-Reardon Expands to North Jackson
Girard Dairy Queen Builds New, Expands
Millwood Inc. Consolidates to Vienna Location
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Millwood Inc. now occupies these buildings at the Trumbull County Airport.
VIENNA- Millwood, Inc. has consolidated its
operations to one location, with the acquisition
of property at the Trumbull County Airport.
The company had been operating from sites
in Boardman, Canton and Girard. The land
purchase was made possible by PNC Bank, a
Regional “166” loan and the Mahoning Valley
Industrial Loan Fund (MVILF) through MVEDC.
Among its diverse business holdings,
Millwood distributes new and recycled pallets,
pallet containers and boxes, taping systems
and other industrial packaging and material
handling products and services. Millwood is
owned by Lionel Trebilock and James Miller.
The new site includes two previously vacant
facilities; one will be used for corporate offices
for the company, the other for manufacturing,
storage and distribution of the company’s
products. Millwood expects to create 25 new
jobs as part of the move.
Rossi Elected President of MVEDC Board
Dennis A. Rossi was elected president of the MVEDC Board of
Directors at its February meeting; he had previously been vicepresident and a member of the executive committee. Rossi is the
president of Rossi Insurance Agency, a long-time Mahoning Valley
business, specializing in property and casualty insurance products.
Rossi is a past president of the Independent Insurance Agents of
Trumbull County and the Independent Insurance Agents of Ohio.
He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Warren YMCA and is
treasurer of the Warren Sports Hall of Fame; he was elected to
the Warren Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
Patricia B. Augustine, Zamarelli Realtors in Warren, was elected
vice president. Re-elected officers include Frank D. DeJute,
Dennis A. Rossi
secretary; James E. Glenn, treasurer; Warren Harrell, Jr., assistant
President, MVEDC
secretary; and newly elected David C. French, assistant treasurer.
Also welcomed are newly appointed directors: Michael S. Garvey, President, M7 Technologies;
U.S. Magistrate Judge George J. Limbert; and Steven J. Snyder, Vice President, Commercial
Lending, First National Bank.
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Central Optical Adds New Equipment
YOUNGSTOWN Lloyd and Linda Yazbek
have purchased new
Schneider freeform
equipment for their
business, Central
Optical on Southern
Boulevard. The
company manufactures
and finishes lenses
for prescription eye
glasses ordered by
o pt ic al sto re s and
opticians throughout
Central Optical employee Teri Evangelista operates the Schneider
the United States.
freeform CB bond blocking station.
Mr. Yazbek has
been president of Central Optical since through MVEDC. The new equipment will
1997; he and his wife Linda have been sole increase efficiency in the lens finishing
owners of the company since 2007.
process. The project is expected to create
The equipment purchase was made eight new jobs.
possible by a loan from Farmers National
Bank, and from a Regional “166” loan
Higgins-Reardon Expands to North Jackson
Dennis A. Rossi
President
Patricia B. Augustine
Vice President
Frank D. DeJute
Secretary
Warren Harrell, Jr.
Assistant Secretary
James E. Glenn
Treasurer
David C. French
Assistant Treasurer
Donald L. French
Executive Director
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The newest Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home is at 439 Salem Warren Road.
NORTH JACKSON- The Higgins-Reardon
family of funeral homes is expanding with
the addition of a new facility in North
Jackson. The purchase of an existing
building and expansion of that building
was made possible by Huntington Bank
and the Mahoning Valley Industrial Loan
Fund (MVILF) through MVEDC.
The Higgins family has been in the
funeral business since 1923, when Frank
and Marie Higgins opened their first
funeral home in Youngstown. Their son
John and his wife Barbara moved the
business to Austintown and expanded
with locations in Boardman and Poland.
Their daughter, Judy, became a funeral
director and along with her husband, Terry
Reardon, who is also a funeral director,
has expanded the business to additional
locations, including the new facility in
North Jackson.
The business provides pre-planning
services and many locations offer libraries
with information on topics related to grief.
Girard Dairy Queen Builds New, Expands
Business Updates
CORTLAND- With the assistance of the Mahoning
Valley Industrial Loan Fund (MVILF) through
MVEDC, Trevor Berry has expanded the products
offered at his Taylor Rental Center location on
Elm Road.
The store offers rental equipment, including
audio/visual, floor care, construction and hand
tools, party and banquet supplies and more. Mr.
Berry has been in business since 2005. Taylor
Rental Center is the largest rental chain in the
country. The Elm Road location expects to add
two additional employees.
CANFIELD- Kevin Sheldon has started his new
business, Alstart Enterprises, on West Main Street
in Canfield. The company will produce heat transfer
rolls used in the home building, packaging, food,
medical and automotive industries. Mr. Sheldon
has previous fabricating and manufacturing
The Girard Dairy Queen has a new building and expanded space on State Street. experience. Funding for the start-up business came from
GIRARD- The Dairy Queen in Girard has undergone reconstruction and 1st National Community Bank, along with the
expansion at its site on State Street, with the help of Farmers National Mahoning Valley Industrial Loan Fund (MVILF)
Bank and a USDA Intermediary Relending Program loan through and the USDA Intermediary Relending Program
through MVEDC.
MVEDC.
With the reconstruction, owner Robert Suich added a seating area to WARREN- The Mahoning Valley Industrial Loan
expand the interior space. The facility has a sleek, new look, with the feel Fund (MVILF) is providing working capital to Greg
of a traditional ice cream shop and the addition of drive-thru capabilities. and Coreen Lesky, owners of G&C Fabricating.
The business also offers Orange Julius products at the location and is The Warren business is a steel fabricating and
open year round.
machining shop established by the Leskys in 2005.
The Girard Dairy Queen location has been in the Suich family since The company supplies construction equipment,
1973, first owned by Robert’s parents. Dairy Queen is an international mill equipment, hydraulic equipment and elevator
chain of ice cream and fast food restaurants, with more than 4,600 sites weights to steel manufacturers. The company
in the United States and a total of 5,700 in 22 countries. The expansion employs four.
of the business in Girard will create an additional six jobs at that location. NEW MIDDLETOWN- The Sparkle Markets in
Belleria Pizza Opens at New Location
on Belmont Avenue in Liberty Township
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP- Liberty Township now has access to a
conveniently located Belleria Pizza on Belmont Avenue, with the addition
of a new franchise owned by Lavonne Morgan. Bill Hoover will manage
the new location; he has been with Belleria for over ten years, most
recently at the Niles location. The new location will offer dine-in service,
as well as convenient carry-out thru a drive thru window.
Belleria Pizza is a Youngstown tradition, starting in April 1957 when
Phyllis Frasco and Rose Liberato opened their first pizza shop. The
company is now owned by Phyllis’ sons, Jimmy and Michael. Franchising
the business began in 1996 and there are now many locations in
northeastern Ohio and Columbus. The company maintains strict quality
control over the product, ensuring the customer’s experience is the same
at each location.
The purchase and start-up of the restaurant was made possible by
Farmer’s National Bank and the Mahoning Valley Industrial Loan Fund
(MVILF), through MVEDC. The restaurant will employ 15 people.
New Middletown and Struthers have both been
renovated and have new cash registers, thanks to
Chase Bank and the Mahoning Valley Industrial
Loan Fund (MVILF) through MVEDC.
Tony and Patsy Frattaroli have owned the
Struthers store since 1986. A full-service grocery,
the business includes the Hometown Pharmacy.
The New Middletown store was opened in 1998.
Customers in both stores will experience
quicker and more efficient check-out with the
new equipment, which will also help manage the
operation of the business.
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