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Hunter Associates offers wealth of experience

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

PITTSBURGH — Founded in 1992, Hunter Associates is an independent wealth management firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., with a branch office in Salem, Ohio. Hunter Associates is built on investment and wealth management philosophies developed by the firm’s founder, David W. Hunter, and is among the region’s largest independent investment advisory firms. Foundation The Salem, […]

Longtime employee buys K&S Millwrights

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

BELOIT, Ohio — With today’s strong grain market, you want to be sure your grain facilities and handling equipment is protecting that investment. That’s where K&S Millwrights can help. K&S Millwrights, located at 1422 Knox School Road, Beloit, specializes in commercial and on-farm grain drying and storage facilities, including feed mills, soybean meal processing, and […]

Pearl Valley Cheese builds on storied history

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

FRESNO, Ohio — Swiss immigrants Ernest & Gertrude founded Pearl Valley Cheese in 1928, producing one 200-pound Swiss cheese wheel per day on the factory’s present site. In the past 85 years the company has grown and is presently producing 12 varieties of cheese for a total daily production of 20,000 pounds. The family constructed […]

Witmer’s continuing to build on 76-year history

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — Founded by Enos Witmer in 1937, Witmer’s Inc. is dedicated to serving farmers, offering agricultural equipment, sales, service and parts. Witmer’s moved to its present location, at 39821 state Route 14 in Salem, Ohio, in 1947. The company completed a major expansion and remodeling of its facilities in 1997. Witmer’s sells and […]

Business profile: Little Cottage Company

Thursday, June 9, 2011

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — When it comes to being outdoors, Little Cottage Company has you covered, figuratively and literally.

Business profile: Keim Lumber Company

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Keim Lumber Company, a full-service building material supplier and manufacturer of hardwood trim, doors and other wood components, is celebrating its 100th year in a recently expanded showroom.

Business profile: Drotleff Marketing and Equipment

Thursday, June 9, 2011

MAGNOLIA, Ohio — Drotleff Marketing and Equipment, owned by Jay Drotleff, was started in April 2009 and has one full-time employee and one part-time employee.

Business profile: Phil’s Sales and Service

Thursday, June 9, 2011

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — The staff and owners at Phil’s Sales and Service in Columbiana pride themselves on service to keep customers happy.

Business profile: Toledo Spring and Toledo Auto Electric

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Toledo Spring and Toledo Auto Electric, owned by Brad Rubini and located at 5015 Enterprise Blvd., Toledo, offers parts and service for trucks and trailers. They also rebuild starters, alternators and generators for farm and industrial.

Business profile: Simmons Grain Co.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Simmons Grain Co. is committed to servicing the needs of area farmers as shown by their investment in new bin space and grain handling equipment.

Business profile: Richland Laminated Columns LLC

Thursday, June 9, 2011

GREENWICH, Ohio — Richland Laminated Columns LLC, a manufacturer of post frame foundation, opened for business in 2004. The company makes laminated columns treated on the lower end and distribute the post hold pads and pest protector.

Business profile: Deerfield Farms Service

Thursday, June 9, 2011

DEERFIELD, Ohio — Timely equipment, facility upgrades and service-minded team members are responsible for strengthening Deerfield Farms Service and its customers, and putting them above the competition.

Business profile: Ohio Farmers Union

Thursday, June 9, 2011

OTTAWA, Ohio — Since 1934 the Ohio Famers Union has been a proponent and defender of Ohio’s family farms.

Business profile: Lamb and Webster

Thursday, June 9, 2011

GROVE CITY, Pa. — Lamb and Webster began in 1960 with its first location in Springville, N.Y., then it built its North Java, N.Y. location in 1986 and, in 2002, opened the Woodhull, N.Y. site.

Business profile: Lemon’s Farm Equipment

Thursday, June 9, 2011

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Lemon’s Farm Equipment has been serving customers throughout the tri-state area for 54 years, and it hopes to be here for another 54 years. In fact, the company added a new showroom and new shop, building on its commitment to the region’s farmers.

Business profile: Gause Equipment Inc.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

LISBON, Ohio — Gause Equipment Inc. was started by Charles “Chuck” Gause and Francis Richey in 1956, and was known as Gause and Richey, a pick-up and delivery service. Then Gause secured an International Harvester franchise. At that time, the business was surrounded by cornfields.

Business profile: Terry’s Truck & Trailer Equipment

Thursday, June 9, 2011

CANTON, Ohio — It was a good year for snow removal equipment at Terry’s Truck & Trailer Equipment, where the company recorded its best year ever in equipment sales.

Business profile: Progressive Diesel Injection

Thursday, June 9, 2011

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Progressive Diesel Injection has been keeping its customers’ equipment up and running since 1971 when Harry Ratvasky Sr., founded the company.

Business profile: Unkefer Equipment

Thursday, June 9, 2011

MINERVA, Ohio — Dating back to 1968, Unkefer Equipment Inc. has a proud history of supplying equipment needs to the hobby farmer and the larger ag interest.

Business profile: Witmer’s Inc.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — Founded in 1937, Witmer’s Inc. is committed to serving farmers with agricultural equipment, sales, service and parts.

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