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An industrial compressor sales
and service company.
In Business Since 1977
“We Keep The Pressure On.”
"We are committed to providing the best compressed air
sales and service in Western Ohio"
1389 Riverside Drive Sidney
is our
machine & fab
107 N. Main Street, Botkins
Phone: 937-693-3171
– Millwright Services
– Specialty Fabrication
– Stainless Steel Projects
– Tig Welding
– Machinery Moving / Rigging
– Industrial Painting / Surface Preparation
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– Safety Designs & Processing
– Installations for Manufacturing
– Process Piping
Precision Machining &
Metal Fabrication
(419) 568-4693
(419) 738-8424
Since 1954
P.O. Box 189 - 366 S. Main St. - St. Rt. 65 - Uniopolis, OH 45888
Mike & Gale Miller, Owners Don Miller, Founder
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Local electronics
sees growth
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
A special publication of
moving to its new loca-
tion in 2013, Buckeye
Electrical Products, Inc.,
a custom electronics har-
ness manufacturer, has
become one of the leading
producers in the area.
President and compa-
ny founder Dick Platfoot
said he started Buckeye
Electrical 18 years ago,
working out of a base-
ment and later a barn. Te
company has expanded
over the years, requiring
updated facilities. Buck-
eye Electrical recently
moved into its new build-
ing on Commerce Drive,
the beginning of a new
Botkin’s industrial park, in
February 2013.
Platfoot said he has
seen an increase in sales
this past year, and his goal
is to continue to grow.
When making plans for
the building, Platfoot said
he allowed the fnished
product to be expandable.
Platfoot said the new
building is triple the size
of the company’s previous
“We are an emerg-
ing leader in electronics
manufacturing and have
the capability to manufac-
ture and assemble various
products from cables and
PC boards to box builds
and coils,” Platfoot said in
a press release.
Buckeye Electrical
provides these products
to companies through-
out the country. Platfoot
said he has acquired new
clients in 2013, includ-
ing Tesla Motors, Eastern
Voltage, Rail Develop-
ment and Termal Tri-
umph. He said this has in-
creased his client base by
approximately 15 percent.
Platfoot said he has
much lower overhead
than most companies, so
he can be more competi-
“We strive to provide
our customers with the
highest quality prod-
ucts at the lowest pos-
sible prices,” Platfoot said.
“Our manufacturing and
assembly products are de-
signed around ISO 9001
requirements, and each
product undergoes rigor-
ous inspection and qual-
ity control procedures.
Our products undergo
thorough inspection, doc-
umentation, traceability
and testing procedures.”
Along with the new fa-
cility, the equipment has
also been updated.
“We have reinvested
in our surface mount line
with more up-to-date
equipment,” Platfood
Buckeye Electrical
prides itself in custom-
made products for its cli-
ents, Platfoot said.
“We also are doing
complete box builds with
circuitry in both surface
mount and through-hole
technology,” Platfoot said.
“We are currently work-
ing with a company and
helping to design human
interface controls for in-
dustrial equipment.”
Te company is also
working with engineers in
the new feld of produc-
ing sound using inductive
coils which are intended
for recreational use.
Platfoot said Buckeye
Electrical’s biggest prod-
uct is a cable harness that
goes into a heater/air
conditioner unit for the
military, which he sells to
a company that will create
additional cables for the
“We have taken on
large volume military har-
nessing and are capable of
producing highly complex
wire harness designs,”
Platfoot said, noting how
the designs can be har-
nessed to individual pref-
“We custom cut any
wire from 8-30 AWG wire
to a precise length, as well
as cut heat shrink tub-
ing and sleeving for our
cables with a pneumatic
wire stripping machine.
We currently provide
cables for commercial,
medical, military and the
entertainment industries.”
Platfoot said the com-
pany also does some me-
chanical assemblies.
Platfoot said he origi-
nally began his career in
Tipp City for a company
that made EMI flters.
Platfoot said he found
someone willing to sell
him the necessary equip-
ment and customer base
to begin Buckeye Electri-
“We just started out
very slow and kept widen-
ing out our base,” Platfoot
Platfoot said Buckeye
Electrical will be a family-
run business, as his wife,
Joyce, works part time.
Tey currently have one
son working for the com-
pany and another son in
school who is interested
to start.
Platfoot said he is look-
ing forward to an expect-
ed 30 percent growth this
year. He said he hopes to
atract more local busi-
“We’re really interested
in fnding local custom-
ers — that’s what we’re
here for,” Platfoot said. “I
like doing things for local
Tose interested in
more information about
Buckeye Electrical’s prod-
ucts can visit the website
East of Cridersville
at 17437 National Rd.
Monday-Friday 8-4:30;
Saturdays 8-12 (Spring/Summer Only);
Closed daily for lunch Noon-12:30
We buy all grades of
scrap metal, aluminum
cans, brass and copper.
Specialists in:
Industrial Machinery
Removal Rolloff
Containers Available
Bus. 419-645-4464 • Toll Free 1-888-288-4766
Fax 419-645-4488
Troy Green • Dave Green
Staf photos/ Brittany Powell
Buckeye Electrical Products, Inc. President Dick Platfoot
shows many of his company’s products, including coils and
circuit boards. Below, the facility built in 2013.
2013 was a year of
growth for Air Handling
Equipment reported Kurt
Barhorst, President. His
report follows:
“As we indicated in last
year’s report Air Handling
had a year of growth in
2013. 2013 saw the addi-
tion of a new Operations
Manager, a new 2700
square foot addition to our
facility, the addition of a
new blower/vacuum prod-
uct ofering, and three new
service technicians, report-
ed Barhorst.”
Jef Pleiman is the new
Operations Manager. Jef
joins Air Handling afer
a 17 year history at the
Honda Anna Engine Plant.
Jef’s degree and experienc-
es in electrical engineering
adds valuable knowledge
to the Operations. “Vari-
able speed drives, compres-
sor sequencing and remote
monitoring systems are the
future of our industry and
Jef’s knowledge will be
very benefcial to Air Han-
dling and our customers,”
indicated Barhorst.
Te new addition to
the building is the second
remodeling of the facil-
ity. “When we completed
the frst project in 1997 we
had 5 people in our of ce,
and now we have 10, so we
were on top of each other,”
reported Barhorst. Te
much needed space has
allowed Air Handling to
departmentalize into their
primary areas of focus.
Tis has provided beter
communication, and ef -
ciency in to the systems.
Consistency is how you
would describe our year
in totals sales, as it was a
mirror image of last year’s
record fgures. Te growth
was experienced in all four
areas of the company in-
cluding equipment sales,
rentals, parts, and service.
Aaron Lacy, continues
to lead the New Compres-
sor Sales Department. Air
Handling is commited to
providing innovative and
ef cient solutions to our
customers compressed air
needs. Tis efort was once
again acknowledged by
DP&L as they were recog-
nized as one of DP&L’s top
channel partners in 2013.
Te Parts Department
reached the same record
levels as 2012. Lynete
Caulfeld continues to lead
this area. Her commit-
ment to customer service
and atention to detail con-
tinues to create a very loyal
customer base. A large
portion of the new facility
was dedicated to the parts
area, and it has already
improved inventory ef -
Jon Freistuhler led the
service department for his
19th year. Tis department
saw growth in service calls
and total revenue in 2013.
Te area that saw the most
growth in 2013 and into
2014 is our installation
crew. Tis group is led by
Steve Reineke where he
completed a record num-
ber of projects in 2013.
“We recognize that the best
way to say thank you to our
customers is with timely,
professional support, and
they can trust that will be
this departments every ef-
fort,” indicated Barhorst
“Air Handling’s vision
is to be recognized as the
leading compressed air ser-
vice provider in Western
Ohio, and all of our daily
eforts focus us towards
that result. We looked
forward with optimism
towards 2014 and the chal-
lenges it may provide,” in-
dicated Barhorst.
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Tool and Machine Co., Inc.
Pacesetter in Precision Machinery Design
Pacesetter in Precision Machinery Design
Tool and Machine Co., Inc.
445 North McDonel Street
Lima, Ohio 45802-1194
(419) 227-0103
Fax: (419) 227-5984
Gasdorf Tool and
Machine Company
has long been
recognized as a
pacesetter in precision
machinery design.
With over 60 years of
experience combined
with continuous
Gasdorf has earned a
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excellence for the
Gasdorf provides
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(800) 686-4187
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(419) 229-4015
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Gasdorf Tool and Ma-
chine Co. Inc., 445 N.
Mcdonel St., Lima, was
established in 1953, and
has long been recognized
as a paceseter in preci-
sion manufacturing.
Gasdorf provides com-
plete services ranging
from concept to engineer-
ing to machine building
and installation. Te com-
pany ofers quality prod-
ucts to more than 400
customers nationwide.
Gasdorf upholds a
reputation of excellence
within the small electric
motor and packaging in-
Local companies ben-
eft from maintenance
services, rework and re-
building tasks that di-
rectly ensure community
As Gasdorf maintains
its competitive edge, its
manufacturing capabili-
ties include Autodesk
design, CNC operations
and other technically
advanced equipment.
Stringent quality control
procedures guarantee
accuracy in compliance
with military standards
and extremely close toler-
ance work.
Gasdorf encourages
tool and die skills through
active involvement in
apprentice training pro-
grams. As SME af liate
member since 1957, Gas-
dorf promotes innova-
tion and is commited to
the belief that knowledge
and experience make this
company an industry
Victory Machine & Fab
was established in 2001.
Tey started out as a very
small company, housed
in a 2 car garage and have
grown exponentially over
the years.
Today, Victory features
a metal fabrication shop
and a machining shop,
both located in Botkins,
Ohio. Also, a sheet metal
division out of Nashville,
TN has been added which
even further expands the
services that they can of-
fer to their customers.
Victory’s full service
fab shop can meet any
company’s needs, large
scale or small.
Onsite maintenance
support and millwright
services are also available
to customers to help re-
solve issues and stream-
line production. Teir
precision machine shop
can handle large produc-
tion numbers or single
piece orders.
Tey ofer quick turn-
around time and qual-
ity that is second to none.
Te sheet metal division
travels all over the Unit-
ed States, specializing in
fabrication, installation,
design and engineering.
Victory serves the auto-
motive, glass, packaging,
food, and manufacturing
industries. Tey also take
on jobs for individuals in
the community as well.
Victory Machine & Fab
is commited to providing
great customer service,
and building lasting rela-
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mation, please visit www.
Lois Engel started the
Lois Beauty Shop in 1937
on West Spring Street in
St. Marys. In 1940, she
built on the corner of
Front and High streets. In
1966, they added a Merle
Norman Cosmetics stu-
dio at the same location.
Both businesses are still in
the family.
In 1977, Lois; daugh-
ters Sandra Clausing and
Becky Davis took over the
We welcome people
to come to Lois Beauty
Shop and Merle Norman
Studio at 201 N. Front
St., St. Marys. Te phone
number is 419-394-4252
or 419-394-2484. We
have fve employees and
are open Tuesday through
Saturday to serve you.
Lois Beauty Shop of-
fers all types of hair ser-
vice and Merle Norman
Studio ofers all products
for skin care and bath care.
Merle Norman Cosmetics
are made in the USA.
We added foot care
services at Lois Beauty
Shop — call for an ap-
pointment. Tank you for
all the years you have pa-
tronized our business. We
welcome new customers.
Lois Beauty Shop a St. Marys icon
Victory Machine & Fab
a full-service operation
Gasdorf Tool & Machine a pacesetter
Time Warner Cable
has long been viewed
as an industry leader in
creating and deploying
innovative products and
services in the markets we
serve, including Wapa-
koneta. In 2013, we con-
tinued to introduce new
ways to help consumers
connect to entertain-
ment, information and
people beter. In addi-
tion, TWC continued to
make a diference in the
communities we serve
through our philanthrop-
ic initiatives, donations,
partnerships and volun-
TWC has invested
more than $417 million
in our network across
the Midwest market to
improve reliability and
launch the very latest in
products and services.
Tese investments pro-
vide an enhanced cus-
tomer experience.
Tese services and
product enhancements
Standard Internet
Speed Increase — TWC
increased the maximum
download speed of its
most popular Internet
service – Standard Inter-
net – by 50 percent, from
10 Mbps to 15 Mbps, at
no additional cost.
Everyday Low Price
Internet (ELP) — TWC
introduced a faster, lower
cost entry level Internet
service. Te new ELP tier
ofers download speeds
up to 2 Megabits per sec-
ond (Mbps) and uploads
speeds up to 1 Mbps for
just $14.99 per month.
TV® is now available on
Apple iOS and Android™
tablets and smartphones,
Roku™ Streaming Players,
Samsung™ Smart TVs and
Xbox 360™ video game
consoles, and on PC and
Mac computers via www. TWC TV®
features up to 300 chan-
nels of live TV and over
4,000 hours of VOD pro-
gramming on all TWC
TV® app platforms in the
home and up to 24 live
channels and 1,200 hours
of VOD content from 40
networks outside of the
WiFi Initiative —
TWC expanded its
WiFi initiative, fnishing
2013 with 30,000 TWC
WiFi®access points across
the country. Trough
the Cable Wi-Fi® net-
work, TWC high-speed
Internet customers now
have access to more than
200,000 hotspots across
the U.S.
Cloud Based Guide —
TWC introduced the frst
generation cloud-based
guide with an advanced
On Demand portal,
which was installed on
2.8 million set-top boxes
at year end.
HD Channels —
TWC’s video customers
had access to 183 HD
channels on average.
IntelligentHome — In-
telligentHome is TWC’s
next generation home
management system that
provides security, auto-
mation and energy man-
agement.  Te easy-to-use
wireless system lets cus-
tomers remotely access
and control their home
security setings, light-
ing and thermostats and
view real-time video of
their home from a PC or
mobile device. It is now
available in 99 percent of
TWC’s national service
VoiceZone Connect
— Te VoiceZone Con-
nect app for PC and Mac
computers lets customers
manage Home Phone ser-
vice from their computer.
TWC was also very
active on the community
front in the Midwest in
2013. TWC made more
than $650,000 in cash
donations and more than
$6.9 million in in-kind
support in 2013 in the
TWC’s primary com-
munity project Connect
a Million Minds contin-
ues to make a diference
by helping young people
explore the exciting op-
portunities science, tech-
nology, engineering and
mathematic provide.
CAMM is a fve-year,
$100 million cash and in-
kind philanthropic initia-
tive to address America’s
declining STEM, which
puts our children at risk
of not competing success-
fully in a global economy.
Program highlights in-
PSAs — Original
PSAs created to chal-
lenge public perceptions
of STEM. TWC ran more
than 151,000 PSAs val-
ued at more than $5.3
million in the Midwest in
CAMM Web site —
www.connectami l lion- is a unique
Web site where parents
and community mem-
bers can pledge to con-
nect young people with
the wonders of science.
“Te Connectory”
— Tis is a one-of-a-
kind online resource that
makes it simple and easy
for parents and students
to fnd informal science
and technology learning
opportunities in their
Grants — Grants sup-
port non-proft organiza-
tions that bring stimu-
lating, high-quality and
afordable afer-school
STEM learning to stu-
Volunteerism — 675
Midwest TWC employ-
ees volunteered their time
at community events like
science fairs and robotics
competitions, and share
their passion for engi-
neering and technology
with students.
CAMM Partners —
TWC’s national CAMM
partners are CSAS (Co-
alition for Science Afer
School) and FIRST (For
Inspiration and Recogni-
tion of Science and Tech-
nology). Local TWC
markets are activating
CAMM across the coun-
try with community-spe-
cifc programs and part-
In 2013, TWC was
the presenting sponsor
of Invention Convention,
a free hands-on STEM
enrichment program that
teaches creative problem
solving skills, innova-
tive thought processing,
and 21st Century critical
thinking to K-8 graders
from 26 Ohio counties.
Te program challenges
K-8 public/private and
home schooled students
to identify a problem,
brainstorm solutions and
build and feld test their
working prototype inven-
Other community ini-
tiatives we focused on in-
Diversity & Inclusion
— We work with local
and national organiza-
tions that serve our di-
verse communities. Part-
ners include the League
of United Latin Ameri-
can Citizens, National
Urban League, the Asian
American Justice Center,
American Association of
People with Disabilities,
and LGBT events across
the country.
Environment: Go
Green — TWC is com-
mited to using fewer
natural resources and
generating less waste in
our business through ini-
tiatives that we call, col-
lectively, “Go Green.” We
support environmental
education in our commu-
nities, as well as internal
eforts to reduce, reuse,
and recycle.
Natural Disaster Pre-
paredness & Response
— We work hard to
educate families on the
importance of disaster
preparedness, as well as
provide much needed ser-
vice afer a disaster strikes.
Tis year, we partnered
with the Weather Chan-
nel and the American Red
Cross to raise awareness
of disaster preparedness
and help our customers
create preparedness plans
for their families. We also
support employees im-
pacted by natural disasters
through our Employee
Relief Fund.
A Look Into 2014
TWC has evolved its
products and services
to meet the needs of our
customers and will con-
tinue to do so through our
innovative technologies
and our highly reliable,
scalable and advanced
network in 2014.
Improve the Customer
Experience – TWC is
commited to providing
superior customer ser-
vice to all our customers,
including residential, ad
sales and business servic-
es clients by shortening
appointment windows,
eliminating unnecessary
service calls when we
can solve customer prob-
lems remotely or over the
phone, and facilitating
customer self-service.
Invest in the Net-
work for Reliability and
Growth – When it comes
to customer satisfaction,
we will put even greater
emphasis on ensuring
that technologies work
through an incredibly
reliable network. TWC
will continue to utilize
new, advanced monitor-
ing tools to ensure we
deliver a very reliable
service. We will also con-
tinue to invest in new set-
top boxes to ensure beter
Deploy “TWC Maxx”
in Selected Markets —
Te new experience in-
cludes best-in-class reli-
ability, ultra-fast Internet
speeds and state-of-the-
art television services.
In addition, TWC will
continue to make a dif-
ference in the communi-
ties we serve through our
philanthropic initiatives,
donations, partnerships
and volunteer eforts in
CAMM — To cel-
ebrate the ffh year of
CAMM and our mile-
stone of connecting one
million minds, we will
be launching a new 2014
PSA campaign that will
highlight stories of the
positive impact CAMM
has had across the coun-
try with both national
and local spots.
National/Local Part-
ners — We are expand-
ing our relationship with
the Boys and Girls Club
of America as a marquee
national STEM partner.
In 2014, the work we
are doing with 826 Na-
tional will culminate in
the publication of a new,
co-branded curriculum
book that brings together
hands-on science learn-
ing. We will also support
local programs such as:
Fizz, Boom Read Sum-
mer Reading Program,
Ignite Innovation, In-
vention Convention and
Ohio State Science Day
in Ohio.
Philanthropic Dona-
tions Funding Five Ini-
tiatives: We will continue
to fund STEM educa-
tion and CAMM; diver-
sity/inclusion; internet
safety/digital literacy;
environment/go green;
and natural disaster pre-
At TWC, we are proud
about the improvements
in what we’re provid-
ing to consumers and
the community and
look forward to bring-
ing customers even more
in 2014. TWC remains
commited to serving
the Wapakoneta com-
munity, while delivering
the speeds, digital tech-
nology and home en-
tertainment options our
customers want today
and in the future.
progress • Wapakoneta Daily News • Tuesday, February 25, 2014 4C
You plan for many things in your life,
(college education, weddings, graduations) it makes
sense to plan your funeral service before the need arises.
Remember, there is a difference in funeral service!
1102 LINCOLN AVENUE (State Route 501) WAPAKONETA, OHIO 45895
(419) 738-7676 OR 1-888-254-7676
13663 Short Road, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895
General Aluminum was founded in 1943 and is a division of a publicly held
company (Park-Ohio Holding Corp.). General Aluminum has five plants in Ohio
and Indiana. The Wapakoneta facility is engaged in the manufacturing of cast,
Machined and assembled aluminum parts for the Automotive and Agricultural
Industry serving both Tier 1 and Tier 2 customers including SMW, Chrysler,
Lemforder, GM, and John Deere.
The Wapakoneta Facility experiences
continuous success as a direct result of
our dedicated and committed associates.
Our energetic, motivated, and dedicated
associates are supplying our customers
with the parts they need to manufacture
excellent products in the competitive
marketplace of today.
We would like to thank all of our associates
for their skills, dedication, and flexibility
that continues to help our business grow.
Time Warner committed to enhancing customer experience
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July 27-August 2, 2014
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Established in 2013
from the former Maverick
Media Group, which was
founded in 2004, Childers
Media Group is a Radio
Broadcast and Marketing
company in Lima.
Formerly Maverick
Media of Lima, we are
now located in downtown
Lima on Town Square.
We cover every aspect of
your advertising and mar-
keting needs.
From radio to social
media to mobile mar-
keting, Childers Media
Group can provide a solu-
tion that works for you.
Childers Media Group
is proud to give back to
the community. Projects
from 2013 were 100%
Employee Contribution
to the United Way, raised
over $65,000 for St. Jude
during our 2013 St. Jude
Beneft Concert and Ra-
diothon. We helped raise
over $33,000 for the MS
Society, supporting all
of the West Ohio Food
Bank Fundraising, in part-
nership with Save-A-Lot
Foods we helped donate
over 1,000 bags of food
for the Jerry Lewis Res-
taurant Tanksgiving Day
Meal. Partners with Allen
& Auglaize County Fair-
Contact information:
Childers Media Group,
Tifany Kayser Director
of Sales, 57 Town Square,
Lima Ohio 45801; 419-
331-1600; tifany@
Merrit Real Estate
Professionals was estab-
lished in June, 2012. We
are located at 502 N. Di-
xie Hwy., Suite 2, Wapa-
koneta, Ohio, 45895.
Merrit Real Estate
Professionals employs
six real estate agents  and
is a full service real estate
company that focuses on
current and future real es-
tate technology.
Primarily we focus on
buying and selling resi-
dential homes, however
many of our agents are
very skilled in the com-
mercial and agricultural
areas as well. A passion for
warmer waters has driv-
en a few agents into the
second/vacation homes
industry. Being a young
growing company has al-
lowed us to slowly move
into many diferent av-
enues of real estate.
Tere have been many
technological advance-
ments in real estate and
far more are coming in the
future. We keep all of our
agents up-to-date with the
latest real estate technolo-
gies and continue to mar-
ket our homes through
the far reaching capabili-
ties of the internet.
Assistance every step of
the way is crucial with any
real estate transaction. All
transactions are diferent
and having a professional
with you every step of the
way is a very comforting
2013 was our frst year
of service for the commu-
nity and the initial team
of three Realtors, Ryan
Place, Philip Centers, and
K.C. Becker, had a banner
year and was able to sell a
total value of $4.5 million
of real estate
Each year, we are al-
ways eager to meet an-
other person in need of
real estate services and
we look forward to assist-
ing them in reaching their
goals. Melissa Pfenning,
Joshua Steinke and Don-
nie Nichols have joined
our real estate team, dou-
bling our total number of
agents for 2014.
Merrit Real Estate
Professionals was estab-
lished on the backbone
of current and future real
estate technologies while
continuing to hold true
the time-honored ap-
proach of real estate sales
past. Te new outlook
of “90% of potential real
estate buyers search the
internet for a home” has
forced many real estate
companies to the web to
market homes. Merrit
Real Estate Professionals
is not trying to just follow
suit, we are trying to blaze
a path in which real estate
will be marketed in the fu-
For more information,
contact Ryan Place, bro-
ker/owner, at (419) 738-
1161 or by email at mer- Te
website is www.merrit-re.
Harrod Insurance
Services opened the
doors of its Bellefon-
taine Street office lo-
cation in November of
2012 with the desire to
serve the community
and offer easy access
for its insureds with
this new location. With
three generations of the
Harrod family offering
dependable insurance
knowledge, Jeff & Barb
continue this tradition
at the Wapakoneta loca-
Jeff Harrod is a li-
censed agent and has 25-
plus years of insurance
experience. He offers
professional counsel in
all areas of insurance in-
cluding property, casu-
alty, and crop insurance. 
Barb Harrod became a
licensed agent in 2010
and is able to assist you
with your property and
casualty needs. 
With six employees,
Harrod Insurance Ser-
vices also has a welcom-
ing and knowledgeable
staff of administrative
assistants and customer
service representatives
who will be glad to an-
swer your questions,
take payments, and pro-
vide policy information
or schedule your ap-
Harrod Insurance
Services offers tailor-
made solutions for all
of your insurance needs.
Whether you’re look-
ing for coverage for your
home, auto, business,
farm, boat, motorcycle,
RV, or many other insur-
ance products, we have
multiple companies to
give you the best service
and rates for your indi-
vidual needs. We don’t
believe in a one-size fits
all approach.
Our commitment to
service promises you’ ll
receive assistance when
needed.  Our agency is
committed to excellence
in the services and prod-
ucts we provide, and we
strive to establish a firm
relationship of mutual
trust with all our cus-
tomers and clients.
We know the impor-
tance of your belongings
and possessions, and ap-
preciate that you work
hard for what you have
and we want to help you
in “protecting your past
and insuring your fu-
The company is locat-
ed at 1301 Bellefontaine
Street, Wapakoneta, OH
Contact them at 419-
738-7777, www.harro-,
info@harrodinsuranc- or
harrodinsuranceser- for a
free analysis of your in-
surance policies and we
will provide you with a
no-obligation quote.
progress • Wapakoneta Daily News • Tuesday, February 25, 2014 5C
Kitchen & Bath Plus
800B Grand Lake Rd.
Celina • 567-890-9663
“The Remodelers Choice”
We are your one stop shop
for all your remodeling needs!
• Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry
• Countertops - All Kinds
• Replacement Windows
M.T.W. 8-8 • TH.FRI. 8-5 • SAT. 9-4
• Interior Doors & Trim
• Tile Showers & Back Splashes
• Tile & Hardwood Flooring
Proud to be a
part of this
1008 Lunar Drive,
A full-service fnancial
institution with 130 em-
ployees, Superior FCU
was established in 1954
and ofers Free Check-
ing Accounts, High-Yield
Share Certifcates of De-
posit (CD’s), Mortgage
Lending, Small Business
Lending, Home & Auto
Insurance, Online & Mo-
bile Banking, Retirement
& Investment Planning,
and Trust Services. Spirit
Checking, one of our free
checking account op-
tions, features local high
school mascot checks
and debit cards.
Superior Federal
Credit Union is a not-for-
proft, member-owned f-
nancial cooperative. Un-
like proft-driven banks
and fnance companies,
our excess earnings are
returned to members in
the form of friendly ser-
vice, low interest rates on
loans, high yield savings
and investment accounts,
and low or no fee conve-
nience services.
Superior has grown
into a full-service fnan-
cial institution serving
more than 50,000 mem-
bers. Anyone who lives,
works, worships, or at-
tends school in Allen,
Auglaize, Hardin, Mer-
cer, Putnam, and Van
Wert counties may join.
Simply open and main-
tain as litle as $25.00 in
a Share/Savings Account
to be eligible for the
many benefts of Superior
membership. Tis $25.00
represents your “share” in
the credit union.
In 2013, Superior
FCU launched a new
website, along with new
best-in-class online and
mobile banking services.
2013 was also a year of
growth for our newest of-
fce located in St. Marys,
which opened in Decem-
ber of 2012.
2014 will be another
busy year for Superior
FCU. In early 2014 we
will fnish construction
on a major addition to
our headquarters on
Elida Road in Lima. We
will launch a new full-
featured online Business
Banking product. We are
also looking forward to
actively growing our in-
surance company, Supe-
rior Insurance Services,
to provide discounted
auto, home, life, and busi-
ness insurance to our
Te mission of Su-
perior Federal Credit
Union is to build trusted
relationships by deliver-
ing personalized fnancial
solutions. We also pledge
to fulfll the following
commitments to our
members: we promise
to simplify your life; we
promise to work in your
best interest; we promise
to help you build your f-
nancial future; we prom-
ise to provide products
and services relevant
to your needs; and we
promise to protect your
Following this phi-
losophy, Superior has
grown into a full-service
fnancial institution serv-
ing more than 50,000
members. Anyone who
lives, works, worships,
or atends school in Al-
len, Auglaize, Hardin,
Mercer, Putnam, and Van
Wert counties may join.
Simply open and main-
tain as litle as $25.00 in
a Share/Savings Account
to be eligible for the
many benefts of Superior
membership. Tis $25.00
represents your “share” in
the credit union.
For more information,
visit www.SuperiorFCU.
com, or call 419-223-
9746. Superior has 10
of ces located in Lima,
Wapakoneta, St. Marys,
Delphos, and Otawa.
Superior a full-service credit union
Merritt Real Estate embaces technology
Harrod Insurance
committed to service
Childers Media ofers
marketing solutions
ServiceMaster by
Case was established in
1978. We have 11 em-
We specialize in clean-
ing after damage caused
by fire, smoke, water,
mold and vandalism.
We also provide carpet,
upholstery, tile & grout,
and furnace duct clean-
ing. Our professionally-
trained and certified em-
ployees offer an average
of 15 years of experience!
• For water mitigation,
we have more than 30
commercial dehumidi-
fiers, 150 high-velocity
drying fans, a high-pow-
ered heat drying system,
hardwood floor drying
kits, and a high-powered
truckmount water ex-
traction unit.
• For smoke & fire mit-
igation, we use hydroxyl
deodorization machines,
commercial-sized air pu-
rifiers, a high-powered
truckmount carpet &
upholstery cleaning ma-
chine, and environmen-
tally safe cleaning prod-
• For duct cleaning,
we use a high-powered
EPA-approved sytem
that combines the use of
air sweeps and a 2500cfm
HEPA vacuum along
with an EPA-approved
sanitizing agent.
• For carpet, uphol-
stery & tile floor clean-
ing, we use environ-
mentally-safe cleaning
products and a high-
powered truckmount ex-
traction unit.
We began construc-
tion on a 4,000 square
foot addition to our fa-
cility, which should be
completed in late Feb-
ruary. This will allow us
more climate-controlled
storage space for custom-
ers’ furniture & personal
property after we’ve
cleaned it, if the damaged
house/business is being
restored or re-built.
For more information,
call (419) 738-9405 or
(419) 394-2369.
progress • Wapakoneta Daily News • Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6C
12038 Owl Creek Rd. Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Celebrating 51 Years of Service
Since our founding in 1987, AAP St. Marys Corp.
has become a leader in the design and manufacture of
cast aluminum wheels for OEM automotive
We’re working hard to always exceed the needs of our
customers in order to secure a bright future for our
associates and help make our community a great
place to live and work.
1100 West Auglaize St. Wapakoneta, Ohio
4575 County Rd, 33A,
St. Marys, OH
1610 East 4th St.,
Lima, OH
Proudly Serving the
Community for 25 Years!
Contact Us for all your
Metal Recycling Needs.
At Poppe Law Of ce,
our approach to the prac-
tice of law centers upon
one core theme; doing
our best to ensure that
our clients lives are bet-
ter when their legal mat-
ters conclude, than they
were the day they walked
into our of ce. We have a
knowledgable and expe-
rienced staf who assist
clients every step of the
way providing guidance
through the progression
of every legal mater.
In his more than 30
years of practice, Atorney
John Poppe has developed
a unique approach to the
practice of family law
focusing on making the
lives of the litigants beter
and moreover, improving
the lives of the children of
the marriage. While we
do not hesitate to do so
when necessary, it is not
always best to go to trial
or engage in protracted
litigation in order to arrive
at a favorable result. More
ofen than not, prolonged
litigation does more harm
than good. Our approach
has been helping families
restructure and get to a
beter place in their lives.
Atorney Poppe also
works diligently with cli-
ents with substance abuse
problems assisting them
not only with untangling
their OVI and other legal
problems, but also with
fnding the type of pro-
grams that help clients
recognize, resolve, and
understand the personal
issues that originally led
them to alcohol or sub-
stance abuse.
In probate maters, At-
torney Poppe atempts to
make the creation of Wills
and Power of Atorney
Documents for clients, as
simple as possible.
Setling estates and
solving estate issues, are
part of the Poppe Law
Of ce practice as well.
Te Poppe Law Of ce
provides additional infor-
mation about Atorney
Poppe and staf on it's web
FDL Automation &
Supply Company, an elec-
trical distributor serving
west central Ohio, was
recently recognized as a
2013 Top Channel Partner
award winner by Te Day-
ton Power and Light Com-
pany. FDL was one of the
top six companies honored
for their outstanding com-
mitment and participation
in the Channel Partner pro-
gram, which ofers rebates
to businesses that purchase
energy-ef cient products.
Te DP&L Channel
Partner program ofers cash
back rebates to customers
that upgrade or install new
energy-ef cient lighting,
HVAC systems, motors,
drives and compressed air
systems. Tere are also op-
portunities to combine
rebates with federal and
state incentives. Funds are
available on a frst-come,
frst-served basis; but can
be reserved in advance and
made available once equip-
ment has been installed.
FDL Automation & Supply
is one of 59 Channel Part-
ners in DP&L’s 24-county
service area in the Miami
Over $4 million in re-
bates was distributed in
2013, and DP&L has an-
nounced that $7 million
has been budgeted for
2014 to assist customers
in purchasing new equip-
ment that reduces energy
consumption and demand.
FDL Automation & Sup-
ply customers received over
$148,000 in rebates in 2013
for their installation and
utilization of energy-saving
lighting and variable fre-
quency drives.
“Tis partnership has
provided FDL Automation
& Supply another great op-
portunity to improve on the
solutions we provide to our
customers. We’re looking
forward to continuing this
success in 2014 by utilizing
the increased DP&L incen-
tives,” said Rob Zielsdorf,
FDL vice president of sales.
Te FDL staf has the
training and expertise to
help customers maximize
their rebate potential. Cus-
tomers who are interested
in learning more about
energy rebate program op-
portunities should contact
FDL Automation at (937)
498-2104. Visit www. for more
information, rebate applica-
tions and up-to-date listings
of eligible product rebates.
Provided photo
Members of the FDL Automation and Supply team accept the award for being a 2013 Top
Channel Parnter.
FDL Automation and Supply honored for partnership
Poppe Law Of ce dedicated
to meeting their clients’ needs
ServiceMaster cleaning up
Since its founding in
1987, AAP St. Marys Corp.
has become a leader in the
design, development, and
manufacture of cast alu-
minum wheels for OEM
automakers. AAP is a local
American company that
enjoys the support of its
parent company, Hitachi
Metals — a world leader in
metallurgy and the manu-
facture of a wide variety of
metal products for automo-
tive, commercial, and in-
dustrial markets.
Over the past 20 years,
many of AAP’s competitors
in the United States have ei-
ther closed or moved their
operations of-shore. In
contrast, AAP has been able
to utilize the latest proven
technologies to help them
deliver high quality prod-
ucts, on-time, and at a com-
petitive price. Furthermore,
AAP has not only survived,
but has established its niche
as a full-service supplier
with a capability to produce
larger size, lighter weight
wheels as well as the special
fnishes that many auto-
makers demand.
In late 2013, AAP com-
pleted the sixth major ex-
pansion of its St. Marys
facility. Tis expansion will
help AAP prepare for the
future growth of its busi-
ness by providing space for
additional machinery and
equipment and allowing
them to increase produc-
tion capacity up to 300,000
wheels per month—fve
times the capacity of their
original facility.
To help support this
growth, AAP has recently
been recruiting for many
of its production depart-
ments and anticipates addi-
tional openings for produc-
tion operators, multi-craf
maintenance technicians,
and other staf positions in
Dan Hosek, Manager,
Associate Relations added,
“Our success has been built
upon continuous qual-
ity improvement, customer
satisfaction, and the active
involvement of our associ-
ates. By focusing on these
three principles, AAP has
continued to grow and
has been able to meet the
ever-changing needs of its
customers and provide its
500 associates with over
26 years of steady employ-
Harrod Nagel Electric
is a full-service licensed,
bonded and insured elec-
trical contractor that was
established in 2008.
With 18 employees,
Harrod Nagel Electric
specializes in installations,
maintenance and repairs
of residential, commercial,
industrial, and agricultural
electrical systems. We can
work with your prede-
signed plans or design and
build your project to your
specifc needs.
Harrod Nagel Electric,
Inc. employees have years
of experience in PLC Con-
trols, VFD, high voltage,
networking for your home
or of ce and have state fre
alarm licenses. Harrod Na-
gel Electric ofers energy
audit programs, arc fash
studies, and inferred scans
to beter serve our clients
and their needs for ef cien-
cy. We ofer 24- hour emer-
gency service.
Harrod Nagel Electric
has proudly completed a
variety of projects in 2013.
Tey completed the electri-
cal renovation at St. Joseph
Church in Wapakoneta,
working with them on their
specifc plans and design-
ing a lighting package to ft
their needs.
Tey assisted with a ma-
jor expansion for a manu-
facturing company located
in St. Marys and a new
building for Purdue Uni-
versity. Tey designed and
installed new more ef cient
lighting packages in many
warehouses and manufac-
turing facilities in 2013.
Harrod Nagel Electric,
Inc. installed three major
control systems for grain
setups for area farmers and
continues to service several
setups in the area. In 2013
they saw an increase in their
residential clients as well.
Tey completed several
new home installations and
installed whole house gen-
In 2014, the company
looks forward to continu-
ing to ofer our clients
quality workmanship in
a professional manner, to
increase our knowledge of
electrical technology to of-
fer our clients the most ef-
fcient systems available.
We are working at
growing our service de-
partment to beter serve
new and existing custom-
ers along with creating
more job opportunities
within our company.
Harrod Nagel Electric
Inc. is locally owned and
operated. Our employees
are safety trained and drug
tested. We strive to work
with our clients to best
serve their needs at a fair
For more information,
visit www.harrodnagel.
com or call (419) 738-
progress • Wapakoneta Daily News • Tuesday, February 25, 2014 7C
30 East Auglaize Street
PO Box 208
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895
30 East Auglaize Street
PO Box 1716
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895
Working Together
to promote
in Wapakoneta
We are proud to be part
of the Wapakoneta
North Dixie Hwy. • Wapakoneta
419-738-2167 • 800-959-2167
Ask for Bob Gearing or Randy Wentz
years of quality
service and satisfaction
* Gas & Oil Collectibles
* 50’s and 60’s TV and Movie Collectibles
* Coin Operated Kiddie Rides
* Jukeboxes and Pedal Cars
* Die Cast Cars- Most Discontinued
* Thermometers and Neon Clocks
* Full Service Slot Car Store
* 1:24 Scale Drag Racing
1533 Celina Rd., St. Marys, OH 45885
Closed Mondays
24 Hour Service Available
Continental Express,
Inc., a privately held Sidney-
based trucking logistics
company, is proud to an-
nounce that it has wrapped
up another successful year
under the leadership of
Russell L. Gotemoeller.
2013 marked Continental’s
29th year in business.
2013 was an exciting
year for the organization as
it acquired the Fort Worth,
Texas-based trucking com-
pany, Ranger Refrigerated
“Te acquisition of
Ranger Refrigerated was a
strategic decision made in
support of our vision for
Continental’s growth and
expansion over the course
of the next couple of years.
Te Dallas/Fort Worth
area is full of opportunity,”
says Gotemoeller.
Previously, Continental
primarily operated in the
Midwest and Southeast,
but the Fort Worth acqui-
sition has allowed Conti-
nental to create a strong
presence in the Southwest
United States. Continental
is in the process of build-
ing a new terminal in Fort
Worth, which should be
completed in the summer
of 2014.
Te Southwest was not
the only new market for
Continental in 2013, as
2013 brought an expansion
for Continental into the
Northwest Pacifc region,
as it started a new dedicat-
ed service in the Salem and
Portland, Oregon areas.
Continental now operates
from coast-to-coast.
Te company also ex-
panded its’ current market
when it started a new spot-
ting service in Mount Ster-
ling, Ky., in November of
2013 brought a lot of
new business opportunity
for the organization, but
Continental was still able
to maintain its reputation
for being a carrier that pro-
vides the highest level of
service in the transporta-
tion industry. In fact, the
company was awarded
carrier-of-the-year from the
Nestle company for Conti-
nental’s service to its Pizza
and Dreyer’s Ice Cream
brand, and Continental
was awarded carrier-of-the
year from Hillshire Brands.
“While we look toward
the future with a vision for
growth in mind, everyone
in this organization under-
stands that we cannot com-
promise on service. I’m
proud that the entire Con-
tinental team works hard
to maintain a superior level
of service that makes our
customers happy and each
of us proud to wear the CE
logo,” Gotemoeller said.
2013 also brought
some exciting and in-
novative new changes to
Continental’s feet. Con-
tinental’s feet currently
consists of approximately
315 tractors and 850 re-
frigerated trailers. At the
end of 2013, Continental
purchased new industry-
leading Freightliner Cas-
cadia on-highway trucks.
Tese new tractors are ex-
tremely high-tech and ef-
fcient. Teir aerodynam-
ic exterior shape reduces
drag and improves fuel ef-
fciency. Te model is one
of the lightest on-highway
trucks available, which
increases the amount of
freight that can be hauled
with each load.
Although 2013 was a
positive year as a whole,
the company has had to
work hard to be proftable
and ef cient. Specifcally,
the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration reg-
ulations concerning driver
hours-of-service changed
in July. Te new regulations
have put in place stricter
rules on driving time for
drivers. Tis unfortunately
has forced a reduction in
driver productivity, which
is dif cult for both drivers
and the company.
Continental primar-
ily hauls temperature-con-
trolled food-product. In
2013, Continental hauled
85,759 loads, which is 5.02
percent more loads than
the company hauled in
Te company’s corpo-
rate headquarters are locat-
ed in Sidney. Beyond the
Sidney campus, Continen-
tal has terminals located in
Gafney, S.C.; Louisville,
Ky.; Fort Worth, Texas;
Danville, Va.; and a dedicat-
ed operation based out of
Portland, Oregon. Today,
Continental Express em-
ploys more than 400 driv-
ers, mechanics and of ce
support staf. If interested
in employment opportuni-
ties, rates or other general
information, visit Conti-
nental Express, Inc.’s web-
site at:
Provided photo
Continental Express, Inc. is located on State Route 47 west of Sidney and operates as a truckload
carrier, specializing in the delivery of refrigerated and dedicated freight. Continental Express,
Inc. is locally owned and operated, and has been in business for nearly thirty years under
President Russell L. Gottemoeller.
A year of expansion for Continental
Harrod Nagel Electric a
full-service contractor
Wheels keep turning at AAP
315 W. Spring · St. Marys, Ohio
7990 State Route 119 · Maria Stein, Ohio
104 N. Main · Celina, OH
Busy B Realty was es-
tablished in 2006, and the
Wapakoneta branch in
2012. We have eight em-
ployees with two more to
join us shortly.
Busy B Realty ofers a
full range of real estate ser-
vices, including the follow-
Residential Sellers
• Selling your home is
about much more than
puting a sign in the yard
and waiting. We will advise
you on price and how you
prepare your home.  We
can market your property
to maximize it’s exposure
to the widest market of
potential buyers and our
service doesn’t stop with
an ofer.
Residential Buyers
• Buyers deserve repre-
sentation when purchasing
real estate just as much as
sellers do.  We can help you
fnd any home in the area
and ofer a fair price.  We
will represent your inter-
est, not the seller.  We are
not tied to showing you
one home, but any home
on the market to fnd the
one home that is right for
• From small home-
town businesses to nation-
wide chains. Our Agents
are ready and willing to as-
sist you with all your com-
mercial needs.
• Want to invest for your
future? We have experi-
ence helping many area in-
vestors fnd what they are
looking for. With our con-
nections as a local listing
Broker for HUD owned
homes and many other
bank owned properties
we can fnd a great deal for
Property Management/
Rental Properties
• Do you need some-
one to oversee your invest-
ments? Our Broker has
been trained as  a Property
Management Specialist
and is willing to assist in
your needs. For a complete
list of available rentals and
a rental application visit
For Sale By Owners
• Not everyone wants
the traditional “full ser-
vice” real estate listing, but
you don’t have to do it all
yourself if you don’t want
to. We ofer selected servic-
es at a fat fee to help you
sell your property yourself.
Housing and Urban De-
velopment Owned Homes
• As a Local listing
Broker for Managements
companies that service
Housing and Urban De-
velopment homes we have
the experience and exper-
tise in the area to assist you
in geting the best deal on
great homes.
We at Busy B Realty
pride ourselves on be-
ing professional, down to
earth Realtors who frst
and foremost listen to you,
our customer as to what
you want in your house.
In 2013, Busy B Re-
alty closed more than 175
deals in Ohio. We also
participated in the Wapa-
koneta Halloween parade,
the Cridersville Halloween
Parade, the Allen county
Fair, the Lima News Bridal
show, the Macys bridal
show, the Own the aisle
UNOH bridal show and
the Lima Noon Optimist
home show.
In 2014, we are look-
ing forward to the frst-
ever Busy B Realty Buyers
seminar to be held in May
2014, We also plan to par-
ticipate in the same activi-
ties, parades and shows as
last year.
Many people don't re-
alize we have a Wapako-
neta branch of ce located
on Defance street. Look
for our new sign to be put
on display as soon as the
ground thaws.
For more information
on our services, call (419)
339-0600, or email us at or
check our website at www. Our fax
number is (419) 386-
Greve Electrical and
Plumbing expands servic-
es for customers
Greve Electrical and
Plumbing has recently
expanded their services.
Tey now ofer Infrared
camera services where
they can check for heated
circuits in your electric
panel or check your walls
and ceilings for hot or cold
spots caused by a lack of
insulation or leaking win-
dows and doors.
Tey also now have
a drain line camera,
which enables them to fnd
and locate where lines are
blocked or broken down
and what is causing it.
Greve Electrical and
Plumbing has been serv-
ing their customers
since 1978. Te busi-
ness has been under the
new ownership of Lucas
Greve since April of 2011
and they are proud to now
be a Generac Dealer.
Tey sell Generac gen-
erators and parts and can
perform service and in-
stallations as well. Tis is
an essential service Greve
Electrical and Plumbing
provides for their cus-
tomers going into the bad-
weather season this winter.
Tey still ofer their
dependable 24-hour
emergency electrical and
plumbing service, along
with residential, commer-
cial, industrial and farm
wiring and plumbing.
Tey also ofer residential
services and insulation
blowing. Call Greve Elec-
trical and Plumbing to-
day for more details on
services or for an appoint-
ment at 937-693-6838.
Tey are located at 103 E.
Walnut St. in Botkins.
Greve Electrical &
Plumbing is backed by the
Beter Business Bureau. 
We are now accepting ma-
jor credit cards (Visa, MC,
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Since 1978
24 Hr. Emergency Service
•All Electrical & Plumbing Needs
Captain D’s would like to thank all of our friends
and guests from Wapakoneta and the surrounding
communities. Your continued support has allowed
us to succeed for more than 25 years.
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D R Y W A L L & P A I N T I N G
Local resident, Amy
Zumberger, started her
own business, Ask Amy
Staging, LLC in May
2011. As she approaches
the third year anniver-
sary of her business, she
is thrilled with how much
she has accomplished in
such a short amount of
What started out with
original service oferings
of home staging for oc-
cupied properties going
on the market for sale, has
led to services in both oc-
cupied and vacant home
staging, redesign, senior
downsizing, educational
seminars and a new furni-
ture showroom.
Te new furniture
showroom features the
Ashley furniture line in-
cluding Signature Design
by Ashley and Benchcraf.
Located at 212 W. State
Street in Botkins, the Ask
Amy Staging team is excit-
ed to ofer a great product
at a great price to the local
“We had been consid-
ering the idea of becom-
ing an Ashley furniture
distributor to enhance
the redesign portion of
the business,” Amy Zum-
berger, owner and cre-
ator of Ask Amy Staging,
said. “When we moved
into the location in Bot-
kins, it allowed us the
opportunity to ofer the
furniture line to the com-
Te furniture show-
room is open Wednes-
day, Tursday and Friday
from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Te showroom of-
fers a selective assortment
of items as well as catalog
options in living room,
bedroom, kitchen and
dining room, recliners,
cofee tables, end tables,
home of ce, youth furni-
ture, home accents, bed-
ding, rugs, lamps, pillows
and more.
Home Staging is the
process of preparing a
home to sell. More than
ever, it has become im-
portant to show a home
to its fullest potential and
transition it from being
a home to a product for
sale. Home Staging with
Ask Amy Staging accom-
plishes this. Te home
staging services by Ask
Amy Staging ofers fresh
design concepts, dials in
the buyer market, accen-
tuates the positive and
downplays the negative
to prepare properties for
showing and is commit-
ted to creating stunning
results that exceed expec-
“We stage vacant or oc-
cupied homes to create a
look targeted to the buy-
er’s market,” Zumberger
said. “Home Staging is of-
ten thought about only in
a larger metropolitan but
home staging is becoming
a must-have when selling
a house, no mater where
the location.”
Ask Amy Staging of-
fers Home Staging ser-
vices in two parts. One is
a pre-stage consult which
includes a homeowner
do-it-yourself worksheet.
Tis itemizes things
around the home that
need completed by the
homeowner. De-cluter-
ing, deep cleaning, and
packing up items are com-
mon tasks that are asked
of the homeowner prior
to a staging. Te other
part of staging is the pro-
fessional stage which is a
hands-on home staging
and includes maximizing
the fow of a property, cre-
ating an environment and
featuring the market view
point of each room.
At Ask Amy Staging,
the goal is to help make
homes appeal to the wid-
est variety of buyers en-
abling it to sell quicker
and for top dollar.
Te Ask Amy Staging
Redesign service ofers
homeowners who are
looking for a new look in
their existing home. Re-
design provides assistance
with selecting new paint
colors, purchase recom-
mendations and furniture
placement options.
“Decorating doesn’t
have to be costly. Your
home should be a source
of comfort to you,” Zum-
berger said. “Redesigning
can help you fall in love
with your home again.”
Te new furniture
showroom has increased
sales in the redesign ser-
vices in 2013. Te vis-
ibility of the business and
Ashley furniture line are
credited with this increase
by the business.
Te Ask Amy Stag-
ing team developed their
Smooth Move — Senior
Downsizing service afer
noticing a large need for
assistance by seniors who
were moving.
Sorting, organizing and
making decisions about
what needs to be packed,
sold or given away is a
very time consuming, la-
borious and emotional
task. Of course, the things
that make the move need
to be the ones that are
most important to the
homeowner including
photos of grandchildren,
a favorite chair and items
that tell the story of their
lives. Te Ask Amy Stag-
ing team is sensitive to the
struggle but is also very
open and honest about
the goal and focus of the
move, helping seniors to
stay on task.
“Tere are more and
more families that are
spread out due to jobs and
life circumstances,” Zum-
berger said. “Seniors fnd
themselves with children
living out of town and
unable to help them with
their move. Our service
ofers homeowners and
their family peace of mind
and eliminates any un-
due stress associated with
these moving transitions.”
Te Senior Downsizing
service provides a variety
of tailored services and
plans including assist-
ing with the downsizing,
packing and coordinating
the move.
“We even unpack and
set up your new living
space so you are able to
walk in and enjoy your
space right away,” Zum-
berger said.
Ask Amy Staging, LLC
provide services to the en-
tire Miami Valley region
in western Ohio including
In 2014, the Ask Amy
Staging team hopes to ex-
pand and extend their ser-
vices by developing and
training additional team
members to provide these
great services to the com-
“Te furniture show-
room is just geting of the
ground right now,” Zum-
berger said. “We really
would like to see that take
of and thrive.”
To encourage traf c to
the new furniture show-
room, Ask Amy Staging
will be ofering “Seminar
Saturday’s” starting at 10
a.m. on Saturday, March
29. Homeowners will
experience a hands-on
decorating demonstra-
tion and the opportunity
to “Ask Amy” questions
about their own personal
decorating dilemmas.
To stay up-to-date with
the ever-changing Ask
Amy Staging business and
oferings, visit the web-
site at askamystaging.
com and join the mailing
list. Tose interested can
visit the business on their
Facebook or linkedin.
Tey can also be reached
at 937-693-2078 or amy@
Home-staging business
continues to grow
Photo provided
Ask Amy Staging team celebrates the opening of the Botkins furniture showroom. Senior
Downsizing Team Leader Lori Elsass, of Anna, left; Co-owner Dale Zumberger, of Botkins;
Owner and creator, Amy Zumberger, of Botkins; Marketing specialist Raci Zimpfer, of Anna;
Inventory manager Jessica Zumberger, of Sidney.
Greve expands services
Busy B ofers full range
of real estate services
Even though it rained
on several events, in-
cluding the pageants
in July 2013 the Indian
Lake Area Chamber of
Commerce had a good
In 2013 the Chamber
moved to their new of-
fice in the Aries Build-
ing with a beautiful view
of Indian Lake in the
Conference Room.  In
August the Chamber
welcomed Fran Gian-
nola back to the lake as
the Assistant to the Ex-
ecutive Director.
The chamber at-
tended 3 travel shows
in 2013: The Cincinnati
Boat, Sport and Travel
Show, The Ohio AAA
Travel Show in Colum-
bus and the Dayton
Outdoorsman Show. In
2014 the chamber has
already attended the
Cincinnati Boat, Sport
and Travel Show along
with the Ohio AAA
Travel Show.  We will
be traveling to the Day-
ton RV and Boat Show
the weekend after the
Indian Lake Boat Show
which is February 28,
March 1 and 2.  Look for
us at the Airport Expo
Center March 7, 8 and 9
at Vandalia.
  All chamber events
will be the same week-
end as in 2013, starting
with the Maple Syrup
Festival March 15 and
The Cabin Fever Steak
Fry is April 12, with the
third year for the Indian
Lake Fireworks Golf
Outing May 3, at Chero-
kee Golf Course.  May
17 come and see what
Indian Lake has to offer
at the Showcase of In-
dian Lake.  The circus is
coming back to the lake
with tigers and lions
this year.  Memorial Day
weekend the circus will
be set up at Old Field
Beach both Saturday
and Sunday. June 7 is the
Fireworks Fund Ride,
June 21st is the Movie
on the Beach  along with
the TurkeyFoot Hospice
Parade and Auction  ear-
lier in the day and June
28 is the Lakeview Car
and Craft Show.
July 5 will have pag-
eants, Indian Lake's Got
Talent, the Top of Ohio
Cruisers Cruise In and
the Fireworks.  July 12
will be Putt Around the
Lake, Keels and Wheels
Show and St. Mary of
the Woods Festival all
on July 19.  Nashville
Hitmakers come to town
on July 26.  August 2 and
3 will be the Harbor-
Fest in Russells Point
Harbor, but the Logan
County Art League will
have Art on the Harbor
at Old Field Beach those
same days.The Party at
the Beach with Reago-
nomics and Mustang
Sally will be August 9
this year and the famous
Ring of Fire will be Au-
gust 31.
Lots of excitement
of 2013 is carried on to
2014 as the State ap-
propriated $900,000
for Indian Lake to have
it's own new dredge
which should be here
by mid June.  They will
begin dredging at the
North and South Forks,
Moundwood and several
low channels.
The hotel is still being
worked on with permits,
surveys and all the need-
ed paperwork. Con-
struction on the marina
is hopefully going to
start in the spring.  Six
different franchises are
looking at the hotel and
a new feasibility study is
being done. The hopes
are to have the hotel
completed in 2015.  The
area along 366 will con-
sist of an 85-dock ma-
rina, a 100-room hotel,
a banquet facility and an
extended stay area.  Ev-
erything is still in the
works so if someone says
it is not going to happen,
it will.
For Visitors Guides
or other information
contact the chamber at
(937) 843-5392.
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• Experienced Installers
• Visit Out Showroom
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128 West Russell Rd., SIDNEY
Mike & Kim
208 East Harrison Street
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
~ Est. 1970 ~
Don Stahler Jr.
Doug Stahler
Bob Conley
JoAnn Cunningham
Bryan Dupes
Mike Hall
Jef Helser
Dave Laudick
Mike Link
Jim McElroy
Dave Metzger
Jim Singleton
Jerry Smith
Dave Stahler
Kelly Stahler
Tony Stinebaugh
Rick Titus
It has been 40 years since
Dennis Sollmann started
his electrical contracting
business as a one-man op-
eration located in a garage
at 634 Fulton St., Sidney.
Afer years of many long,
hard-worked hours, the
business has grown to be-
come one of the leading
electrical contracting frms
in Southwest Ohio. Soll-
mann Electric Company,
presently located at 310 E.
Russell Rd., Sidney, installs
electrical systems for com-
mercial, industrial, institu-
tional, and residential facili-
Dennis graduated from
Anna High School where he
was enrolled in the Diversi-
fed Cooperative Train-
ing Program for electrical
trades. In 1966 he secured
a position with Zimpher
Electric where he worked
for four years. While enlist-
ed in the Air Force reserves,
Dennis worked for other
electrical contractors and
for extra income did miscel-
laneous electrical jobs in the
evenings. Tese side jobs
kept increasing and in 1973,
at the age of 22, Dennis
made the decision to start
his own business, Sollmann
Electric Company.
“Let this be a lesson to
young people today!” Den-
nis said. “Learning a trade
at schools like Upper Valley
Career Center, along with
hard work, can lead to many
career opportunities like
owning your own business”.
In 2013, Dennis handed
over the reins of his com-
pany to his eldest son Jera-
mie Sollmann, and Tom
Holthaus. Jeramie Soll-
mann, president of Soll-
mann Electric, is a Lehman
Catholic High School grad-
uate and has a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Electrical
and Computer Engineer-
ing from Te Ohio State
University. Jeramie is also a
certifed Professional Engi-
neer with the State of Ohio
and holds a State of Ohio
Electrical Contractor’s li-
cense. Te company’s vice
president, Tom Holthaus,
is a Fort Loramie High
School graduate and a cer-
tifed journeyman electri-
cian. Tom also holds a State
of Ohio Electrical Contrac-
tor’s license. Dennis has
now taken the role of chief
fnancial of cer and will
continue to work closely
with Jeramie and Tom.
“We have been very
fortunate and had another
increase in sales this year,”
Jeramie Sollmann said.
Major projects completed
in 2013 include: Cory-
Rawson New PK-8 School,
Rawson; Bradford WWTP
Improvements, Bradford;
Grob Systems Plant Ex-
pansion, Bluf on; Midway
Products Building Addition,
Columbus Grove; CAPT
New Building Addition,
Celina; Goodrich Of ce
Expansion, Troy; Formed
Fiber New Service, Sidney;
Upper Valley Medical Cen-
ter Addition, Troy; Kalida
Manufacturing, Inc. Low
Bay Addition, Kalida; Mid-
west Express Building Ad-
dition, East Liberty; Honda
NAL Remodel, Marysville;
and Te Food Bank New
Building, Dayton.
Sollmann Electric is
commited to providing
opportunities for young
people by supporting the
electrical trades programs
ofered by the Upper Valley
Career Center (UVCC) in
Piqua and the Miami Valley
Career Technology Center
(MVCTC) in Clayton. Te
program allows high school
seniors to work while at-
tending school. “In addition
to the school-to-apprentice-
ship program, we are always
looking for hard-working
individuals who are inter-
ested in the electrical trade.
We will provide on-the-job
training as well as electrical
schooling to become a jour-
neyman electrician,” Soll-
mann said.
Currently Sollmann
Electric is working on the
following major projects:
Rhodes State College Keese
Hall, Lima; Piqua City
Schools New Springcreek
& Washington Schools,
Piqua; Honda AEP Of ce
Renovation, Anna; and Al-
len County Board of DD
Addition & Renovation,
Lima. Former president
and current CFO Den-
nis Sollmann comments,
“I want to thank our great
employees both past and
present.” Without them
the business could not have
succeeded like it has.” “We
have been very blessed with
an excellent crew and staf
who have always been com-
mited to excellence.” “Now
it is Jeramie and Tom’s turn
to lead the company into
the future for another 40
Photo provided
From left, Tom Holthaus, vice president; Jeramie Sollmann, president; and Dennis Sollmann,
Chief Financial Of cer.
Sollmann Electric Company
celebrated 40th year in 2013
Mark B. Malone, Exec-
utive Vice President and
Chief Lending Of cer
of Te Old Fort Banking
Company, is pleased to an-
nounce that Andy Farley
has joined Old Fort Bank
as Vice President and Se-
nior Commercial Banker.
“Andy’s expertise in com-
mercial banking, along
with his dedication to and
knowledge of the Western
Ohio business commu-
nity for over 25 years, will
provide additional depth
to our current team of
bankers. We are pleased
to welcome Andy to our
staf and look forward to
his contribution in grow-
ing our market presence,”
stated Malone.
In his new role, Andy’s
responsibilities will in-
clude the development
of new commercial bank-
ing relationships in Allen,
Auglaize and the Western
Ohio markets, as well
as promoting the Bank’s
presence in economic,
civic, cultural and chari-
table activities in the com-
“I am excited to bring
the premier banking ser-
vices of the Old Fort
Bank to the Western Ohio
business community and
p r o u d
to be
part of
a locally
o wn e d
a n d
m a n -
a g e d
c o m -
muni t y
bank,” Farley said.
Te new Lima Com-
mercial Loan Production
Of ce is located at 545
West Market Street, Suite
305. Of ce Phone: (567)
Farley holds a bach-
elor’s degree in Manage-
ment and Marketing
with studies conducted at
Wright State University.
Farley has continued his
education by atending
industry related programs
throughout the years.
Very active in the com-
munity, Mr. Farley is the
president of the Allen
County Volunteer Lead-
ership Council for the
American Cancer Soci-
ety; Board member for
the Wapakoneta Area
Economic Development
Council, Rhodes State
College Division of Ac-
counting & Finance;
Goodwill Easter Seals
of Miami Valley and is a
volunteer for the Lima Al-
len County Chamber of
Te Old Fort Banking
Company, established in
1916, is a locally owned
independent community
bank with a strong fnan-
cial footing in all the com-
munities they serve. Te
Bank provides a compre-
hensive line of banking
services to both individu-
als and businesses, proud-
ly serving Allen, Greene,
Hancock, Sandusky, Sen-
eca and Wood counties
with fnancial centers in
Betsville, Clyde, Findlay,
Fostoria, Fremont, Old
Fort, Sugarcreek and Tif-
fn, as well as a Mortgage
Loan Production Of ce
in Xenia. Old Fort Bank
was awarded the Bauer Fi-
nancial Services fve –star
“Superior” rating for nine
consecutive quarters. Star
ratings are assigned on a
scale of zero-to-fve stars,
with fve stars being the
strongest, and are based
on the current
overall fnancial picture
of the bank. Additional
information about Te
Old Fort Banking
Company may be ac-
cessed online at www.old-
Company Profile Company Profile
Company Name: The Hairline Salon, established January 1991.
Number of Employees: 5
Contact information: 205 W. Spring St., St. Marys; 419-394-1919.
Company story: We are a full service salon, doing hair coloring, perms
and precision cuts and styling. We do makeup for bridal parties or other special
occasions. We also celebrated our 22 anniversary last year. This year, we look
forward to new client and taking care of our current clients. We are a progressive
yet very consistent and stable salon.
Old Fort Banking
welcomes new V.P.
2013 a good year for Indian
Lake Chamber of Commerce
Kah Nursery continues
to beautify the surround-
ing areas!
From meager begin-
nings in 1948, Kah Nurs-
ery continues to grow. Still
remaining a family owned
and operated business we
are dedicated to building
long lasting relationships
with our customers. In
2013 our staf was busy
once again helping cus-
tomers achieve their own
outdoor beauty. Whether
it be at the Garden Cen-
ter assisting those, who
are looking for that per-
fect plant or décor’. To
the Landscape Crew in-
stalling a wide variety of
structures as well as living
material. It’s that slice of
heaven in our own yard
that creates harmony that
can be enjoyed all sea-
sons of the year. While
we all are looking forward
to spring afer this harsh
winter, we are thankful
for the benefts the cold
weather will provide; such
as helping to diminish the
pest population. Mother
Nature has put on quite a
show for our appreciation.
In 2013 we added two
additional dump trucks
and a track skid loader
to beter serve our Land-
scape clients. Te track
machine will enable us to
work in all weather con-
ditions. Adding an addi-
tional crew this past year
enabled us to service more
clients in a timely manner
and we have plans of ex-
panding further in 2014.
Tis spring we are
graced with the addition
of three highly qualifed
and experienced leaders
in the industry. Tey come
to us with a combined
knowledge base of 70+
years. We are full of ex-
citement and anticipation
with the changes that are
on the horizon. We hope
our customers will appre-
ciate all of their knowledge
and wisdom as much as
we do. With the expecta-
tion of these employees we
here at Kahs’, are able to
expand our bereavement
area which has shown sub-
stantial interest over the
last few years. Our Garden
Center is installing an ad-
ditional shade structure
and re-developing our
management procedures.
Our Greenhouse is excited
with the addition of a new
manager eager to meet all
of our customer’s personal
As our gif store is get-
ting known for being
open all year, we have
expanded in a variety of
unique plants and items.
Air plants is one of the
specialty items that are
unusual in the fact that
they do not require to be
planted and live of the
air, their only need is to
be watered. Our fairy,
miniature, and gnome gar-
dens have been a huge hit,
with so many fun items to
choose from, it appeals to
all ages and genders alike.
We continue to expand
in personal items such as
scarfs, jewelry and décor.
New items are continually
added for the best variety
to be ofered.
We believe Kah’s is by
far the area’s leading com-
pany in this feld with the
widest range of horticul-
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Water features, outdoor
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material are a few that
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price range. For further
information you may con-
tact us at 937-596-6206,
located at 17447 Pasco-
Montra Rd Botkins, Ohio,
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Company Profile
Company Name, and year estab-
lished: Albert Sporting Goods, June 1980.
Number of Employees: 4 full-time, 7
Contact information: 121 W. Spring
St., St. Marys; 419-394-4012; albertsport-
Company story: Albert Sporting Goods
will be celebrating 34 years of growth and ser-
vice in downtown St. Marys in June this year.
We maintain a solid community presence,
addressing the needs of apparel, footwear and
sports equipment. For example, we have the
largest display of quality ball gloves and bats
in the area.
Our team and group coverage is expanding
and serves several counties in northwestern
Ohio. We are able to do this because of these
areas: A dedicated and experienced staff, of-
fering the best customer service and the finest
in-store equipment — six-head auto embroi-
dery machine and two screen printing stations,
all capable of multi-color lettering. Our techni-
cians create designs for our customers, upon
request, using the finest software available.
We strongly recommend comparison to our
competitors in terms of these areas.
We hope that we have established a relation-
ship with our community over the past 34
years, built on that trust and sincerity that will
continue to grow.
TopMark Federal
Credit Union was estab-
lished in 1963. It has 12
Its main products or
services include deposit
accounts, including sav-
ings, no-fee checking,
IRs, HSA, money mar-
kets and club accounts.
Loan Products in-
clude car loans, mort-
gages, home equity loans,
student loans, personal
loans, platinum VISA and
recreational vehicles
Special products or
projects completed in
2013 include a merger
with Lima OH Postal
EFCU, increased capital
and we added 500 mem-
In 2014, we are look-
ing forward to expanding
services and ofering ad-
ditional loan products
TopMark   Federal
Credit Union has been
serving the community
for more than 50 years
and with more than $30
million in assets and 6,500
members, we are a strong
and well capitalized credit
As a federally insured,
not-for-proft, full-service
fnancial institution, we're
dedicated to helping our
members and our com-
munities prosper through
solutions that result in
fnancial success, as well
as personalized ser-
vice.  Nearly anyone can
join. With minimal mem-
bership eligibility require-
ments, it's easier than ever
to discover the benefts of
banking with TopMark.
Village Green Floral
and Garden Center was
established in 1976 and
added foral services in
December, 2010.
Te number of em-
ployees changes with the
We ofer landscape de-
sign and installation, fo-
ral design for weddings
and other occasions, and
Christmas and seasonal
decorating.  We also car-
ry annuals, perennials,
shrubs, trees, statuary,
and other garden decor.
We work closely with
our clients to customize
and personalize each job. 
We also grow special-
ty annuals and unique
hanging baskets and
combo pots in our green-
Special products or
projects completed in
2013 include the beau-
tifcation of many local
businesses and homes.
In the coming year, we
look forward to   making
the world a more beauti-
ful place one property at
a time.
We are locally owned
and operated and are
very willing to give each
project a personal touch.
For more information,
call (419) 738-2424, or
by email at vgreengretch-
Also Check us out on
Village Green ofers personal touch
Kah Nursery
continues to
Credit union completes merger
We are comprised of 27
hardworking employees.
Eight are of ce staf and
sales, four are stafed in our
entrance door assembly
plant, and 15 are crossed
trained service technicians
We pride ourselves on
providing top quality door
and window products in
a new construction, or re-
placement, application. We
also ofer experienced ser-
vice on any existing prod-
Our full product line in-
cludes garage doors, garage
door operators, entrance
doors and entrance door
accessories, new construc-
tion and replacement vinyl
windows and accessories,
aluminum clad/wood win-
dows, aluminum/glass
storefront and commer-
cial windows, aluminum
cladded garage door and
entrance door capping sys-
tems, closet organizers, and
glass shower doors.
We assemble all of our
entrance doors in-house.
We purchase the highest
quality door components
from our preferred sup-
pliers and assemble them
where we can make sure
that quality is always the top
priority. No one can ofer
customized products at the
afordable cost that we can.
We have all of our door
and window products color
referenced to make sure
that the prefnished interior
colors, and the exterior col-
ors from diferent product
providers will match every
time. We like to think of
ourselves as a one stop shop
for everything door and
window related in a new or
existing home.
2013 was a great year for
Moeller Door and Window.
We provided for more new
construction, entire home,
door and window projects
than we ever had before. We
like to feel that the atention
to quality in our products
along with their overall val-
ue is really starting to catch
on in the detail minded new
construction market in our
Te outlook for 2014 is
the same as it was last year
and every year before that.
Continue to ofer high
quality products at a great
value and work hard to sat-
isfy your customers, the rest
will take care of itself. We
look forward to kicking our
year of with our 27th an-
nual open house which we
be held March 15.
For more information,
call 1-800-814-4000, 419-
925-4748 or ask for Ben at
Ferguson Construction
Company celebrated 93
years of business in 2013.
Te company was start-
ed in 1920 by Murray Fer-
guson, and has built a repu-
tation for superior, quality
projects and excellent cus-
tomer service ever since.
With a workforce of
around 250 employees,
FCC strives to exceed ex-
pectations, contribute with-
in the local community,
and maintain a standard of
safety and success in each
and every pursuit.
President Martin "Mick"
L. Given submited the fol-
lowing report:
As Ferguson Construc-
tion enters into its 94th year
of business, it comes of a
very strong year for 2013.
Ferguson saw an increase
in over 20 percent of total
revenue over the last year.
Tis occurred based on the
continued improvement
of the private industry and
the growth that they have
been experiencing. Te
activity in the private sec-
tor market started showing
signs of improvement in
late 2011 and has continued
through 2012, with a strong
increase in 2013. Obviously
we hope this trend will con-
tinue into 2014, as well. We
do see signs of optimism;
however with the increase
in government regulations
as well as the dif culties to
obtain fnancing, we remain
cautiously optimistic as we
head into 2014.
Ferguson has seen in-
creased activity at all four of
its of ce locations in 2013,
from Sidney, Dayton, and
Columbus, as well as our
of ce in Columbus, Indi-
ana. Some of the activity we
have been experiencing at
these diferent locations is
described below.
S i d -
ney and
Col um-
b u s ,
Ohio, of-
fces wit-
ne s s e d
a strong
y e a r ,
l a r ge l y
within the manufacturing
sector. Tis was driven by
Honda's continued invest-
ment and their frst and
second tier suppliers, with
their building and renova-
tion needs. Notable proj-
ects were constructed for:
Honda of America, Honda
R&D, Kalida Manufac-
turing Inc. (KMI), KTH
Parts Industries, AAP St.
Marys, American Indus-
trial Partners, Midwest Ex-
press, TFO Tech, and Pi-
qua Materials. Commercial
projects included work for
Buckeye Ford at both their
Sidney and London, Ohio
Our Dayton of ce had
the honor of being se-
lected to build Goodwill's
multi-story of ce building
headquarters in the down-
town area. Additionally
the Dayton of ce built Te
Foodbank's new facility
that will allow the nonproft
to serve more people fresh
food throughout the Miami
Valley. Other notable proj-
ects include Independent
Can, a new business from
Maryland that is building a
103,000 square foot manu-
facturing facility in Vandal-
ia, and Trimble Navigation's
130,000 square foot ware-
house distribution center
in Huber Heights. Te Day-
ton of ce came of a great
year, and even though there
has been a slight slow-down
in the frst quarter of 2014,
we anticipate business pick-
ing back up in the region
throughout the rest of the
Our Columbus, Ind., of-
fce was also fortunate to
see a pick-up in business
during 2013. Notable proj-
ects included: Honda's new
stand-alone facility; addi-
tions and renovations for
our long-term customer,
GECOM Corp; new plas-
tics manufacturing facil-
ity for Hitachi Chemicals;
a stand-alone facility for
Sunright America (a Toyo-
ta frst tier supplier); and a
signifcant 150,000 square
foot manufacturing addi-
tion for Austin Trihawk Au-
tomotives, Inc.
As you can tell, Ferguson
Construction Company
has been blessed with a very
busy and successful year in
2013. However, as we all
know, these positive results
could not be possible with-
out the support and tre-
mendous efort by each and
every Ferguson employee.
Te success of any project
is a team efort, and I could
not be any prouder of the
Ferguson Construction
Company team.
progress • Wapakoneta Daily News • Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11C
937.498.2381 •
Building our Region
for over 90 Years
i ndustri al
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Ferguson marks milestone
Finkelmeier Insurance, 811 Red-
skin Trail, P.O. Box 210, Wapakoneta,
Ohio, was established in 1879. We are
celebrating our 135th year in2014.
We have seven employees and offer
all types of insurance
Thomas S. Finkelmeier Jr., CIC,
CRM, CPIA, is the company’s presi-
For more informa-
tion, call (419) 739-
4000, or email info@
The firm’s website
The company’s fax
number is (419) 738-
Finkelmeier is here to serve
Earth Safe Ozone was
established  in 1998. We
have six employees. We
specialize in mold reme-
diation in crawl spaces,
homes, business and at-
Our services include
drying and cleaning up
afer water intrusion, fre
and smoke clean up, ther-
mal imaging and air test-
ing for mold in homes or
Special equipment
includes ozone used for
cleaning and an ozone
veggie washer for clean-
ing food in the home, with
a goal of making the home
last longer.
  Products or projects
completed 2013 include
a lrge fre loss in local
business and many mold
remediation and crawl
space repairs for water in-
For 2014, the company
will continue to focus on
using ozone to sanitize
food produce and on any-
thing that needs sanitizing.
We are a small com-
pany with years of experi-
ence in fnding problems
that cause mold. We are
dedicated to geting prob-
lems fxed and cleaning up
mold for good.
For more informa-
tion, contact Jerry Dicus
at(419) 227-0303..
Earth Safe Ozone
targets mold
2 Willipie Si. - Wapakoneia, OH
133 E. High Si. - Si. Marys, OH
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& High Speed Internet
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New Bremen, Ohio designs, manufactures and
services some of the most ergonomic, innovative
and technologically advanced forklifts and material
handling solutions in the world.
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Allison's Custom Jewelry and Repair
Ohio’s Largest & Most Unique Jewelry Store.
Mon. thru Wed. 9-6 • Thurs. 9-1 • Fri. 9-8 • Sat. 9-3
104 E. Mason Road • Sidney
(937) 492-6937
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Allison Custom Jew-
elry started as a hobby
in 1969 and grew into
one of Ohio’s largest
and definitely most
unique full-service jew-
elry stores.
Allison’s Custom Jew-
elry, 104 E. Mason Road,
in Sidney was started by
Jon and Libby Allison in
their garage and moved
to their present location
six years later.
The building that
houses the company is
a 105-year-old rebuilt
barn with an addition
that is referred to as
the diamond mine. The
walls of the mine are
quartz crystal and rep-
resent diamonds, and
the stream found in the
mine depicts one of
the ways diamonds are
Allison Custom Jew-
elry specializes in quali-
ty Gemological Institute
of America and Europe-
an Gemological Labora-
tory certified diamonds,
colored gemstones, 18
karat, 14 karat, 10 karat
platinum and sterling
silver jewelry. Four GIA-
trained employees are
on staff full time to ei-
ther help select the dia-
mond of your choice or
assure customers of the
very best in appraising
The services available
at Allison Custom Jew-
elry include:
• Repairs on premises.
• Appraisals on all
types of jewelry and es-
• Custom design and
• Large inventory of
remounts, loose colored
gemstones and EGL-
and GIA-certified dia-
• Gem cutting and
• Tours of the dia-
mond mine and shop.
• Programs at no
charge to service clubs
and organizations.
• Free cleaning and
• Free gift wrapping
and layaway.
The hours of op-
eration are 9 a.m. to 6
p.m., Monday through
Wednesday; from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. on Thursday;
from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on
Friday; and from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
For more informa-
tion, contact Allison’s
Custom Jewelry, 104 E.
Mason Road, Sidney,
OH, 45365, by phone
at (937) 492-0915, by
fax at (937) 492-0915,
or visit their website at
www. al l i sonscustom-
Hobby yields jewel of a business
Company Profile p y
Company Name, and year established: Fortkamp Foam, 2007
Number of Employees: 5
Main products or services offered: Spray Foam insulation which
will air seal and insulate your walls, basement, crawl space and other build-
ings to cut down on heating costs. The US Dept. of Energy estimates that 40
percent of Americas heating cost is due to Air Leakage. Foam stops this. Spray
foam will adhere to about any clean dry surface, even overhead.
Injection Foam insulation is for existing homes and buildings, even if they
currently have existing insulation in the walls. It can help cut down on drafts
without having to remodel the house. It can be installed behind brick, vinyl and
aluminum siding.
Cellulose insulation is an good way to blow in insulation for attics. We also
install a cellulose called Forest Wool into new homes. It is wet spray applied
and while it is much better than Fiberglass Batts, it is more economical but
does not perform as good as Spray Foam.
Our foam insulation is manufactured right on site. The products are combined
in the foam guns to produce foam insulation at your home.
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