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Business Profile: Bud’s Farm Toys

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Larry “Bud” Garner Jr. has a passion for farming. It’s in his blood and something he’s enjoyed since childhood. Today, that interest has taken a turn for the toys.

Business Profile: Patrons Buckeye Mutual Insurance Company

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

CUMBERLAND, Ohio — Patrons Buckeye Mutual Insurance Company of Cumberland, Ohio, provides property and casualty coverage in conjunction with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company to rural and urban communities alike. We offer a product to meet all insurance needs, whether it is for a farm, rental dwelling, home in town, secondary or seasonal dwelling, churches or […]

Business Profile: USA Body

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

DERUYTER, N.Y. — USA Body manufactures and markets USA ALLStar Ag truck bodies, USA “2 ‘n 1″ Ag roll-off systems and USA forestry and landscaper special bodies. The fact that farm milk prices were strong through 2007, and are predicted to remain strong through 2008, has translated into a busy, productive spring for USA Body. […]

Business Profile: Wind Turbines of Ohio

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Wind Turbines of Ohio LLC, located in Salem, Ohio, is the exclusive dealer of the Skystream wind turbines for eastern Ohio, offering sales and installation. After researching renewable energy and noticing the increasing costs, owners Greg and Mary Courtney realized they needed a more economical way of producing energy. They invested in […]

Business Profile: Watson’s Inc.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SHARON, Pa. — For three generations, Watson’s Inc. has stood on the outskirts of Sharon, Pa., providing quality farm and lawn equipment. The company began in 1932, when Alan “Woody” Watson opened a small gas and service station. The station made its first change in 1947 when Woody built the current building. During the construction, […]

Business Profile: Straight A’s Supply

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

MALVERN, Ohio — Straight A’s Supply, LLC in Malvern, Ohio, provides a full line of livestock fencing, southern yellow pine posts, gates, feeders, squeeze chutes, sweep systems and livestock scales. Founded in 1991 by Norman Aguredakes, the company also carries equine supplies, including fencing, feeders, stalls, roundpens, horse health supplies, tack, saddles, feed and bedding. […]

Business Profile: Paris and Washington Township Home Insurance Company

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

MINERVA, Ohio — Being an in-house agency is what manager Kelly Palmer says sets Paris and Washington Township Home Insurance Company apart. Located at 130 Union Ave. S.E. in Minerva, Ohio, Palmer said the agency offers property and casualty insurance for homes, farms, rentals, mobile homes, renters’ contents and churches. It can expand to cover […]

Business Profile: Owens Implement

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

DOVER, Ohio — Owens Implement started 46 years ago on the Harry and Norma Owens family farm just outside of Dover, Ohio. Since then, it has expanded and upgraded to larger facilities, but it still located on the farm and is still run by family.

Business Profile: Lazy B Trailer Sales

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

BRISTOLVILLE, Ohio — The owners of Lazy B Trailer Sales, Inc., cite the company’s family roots as the key to its success.

Business Profile: Dutch Heritage Homes

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Staying competitive is key to Dutch Heritage Homes, based in Uniontown, Ohio.

Business Profile: Colian’s Stone Pit

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Now in their fifth year as owners of Colian’s Stone Pit in Salem, Ohio, Tony and Debbie Colian are looking to expand their product lines to better meet their customers’ needs. Joined by son Tim, the Colians offer landscaping supplies, mulches, limestone, top soil, mushroom compost, mason sand, decorative stones, plants and […]

Business Profile: Buckin’ Ohio

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

BURBANK, Ohio — Bull riding is the fastest growing spectator sport in the country and the crowds at Buckin’ Ohio prove its increasing popularity. Buckin’ Ohio takes place on Creekbend Ranch in Burbank, Ohio. It’s a place where courageous cowboys compete against each other and take on some of the top bulls in the nation. […]

Business Profile: Danco General Contracting

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — The way Dan Wilson sees it, if the Mahoning Valley is growing, his business is growing. That’s why he’s a one-man economic development cheerleader for the valley, and specifically the Lordstown area he calls home. “I grew up here,” said Wilson. “We’re trying to grow Lordstown; we’re trying to grow the area.” […]

Business Profile: Armstrong Saddlery and Trailer Sales

Friday, June 13, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Armstrong Saddlery and Trailer Sales Inc. in Salem, Ohio, sells horse equipment such as saddles and bridles, grooming supplies, horse feed, baled shavings and supplies for the rider. They also have new and used horse trailers. Armstrong’s also sells these items wholesale nationwide. In addition to these activities, Armstrong’s also provides horse […]

Business Profile: Leppo Rents and Bobcat

Friday, June 13, 2008

WOOSTER, Ohio — When Roy and Stella Leppo founded their company in 1945, they handled Oliver farm equipment out of their Akron-based store. During the 1950s and 1960s, their son, Richard, oversaw the company’s growth and as the area changed, Leppo also changed to meet the needs of their customers. Today, Leppo offers construction equipment, […]

Business Profile: Richard T. Kiko Agency Inc.

Friday, June 13, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Say ‘Kiko,’ think real estate. All real estate. If a parcel exists — anything from a shopping center or industrial building to a residential corner lot or farmstead — the Richard T. Kiko Agency Inc. can sell it. The company, based in Canton, specializes in all kinds of real estate transactions, not […]

Business Profile: Hoopes Fertilizer

Friday, June 13, 2008

EAST ROCHESTER, Ohio — A piece of equipment at Hoopes Fertilizer is putting a new twist on an old job.

Business Profile: Seed Consultants

Friday, June 13, 2008

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio — Seed Consultants, Inc. started with zero sales in 1990, and expanded to over $25 million in gross sales in 2008. Based in Washington Court House, Ohio, it is currently the largest independent seed company in Ohio, and third of all seed companies doing business in Ohio. Seed Consultants, Inc. is […]

Business Profile: Minerva True Value

Friday, June 13, 2008

MINERVA, Ohio –If progress is measured by change and adapting to the trends in the local area, Minerva True Value has been making progress for years.

Business Profile: Dairy Farmers of America

Friday, June 13, 2008

FAIRLAWN, Ohio — Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is a milk marketing cooperative and food company dedicated to providing a secure market for member milk and to making available services that help members produce high-quality milk. The cooperative offers over-order premiums, including quality premiums. Experienced field representatives are available to help producers improve milk quality […]

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