Issue: October 2006 Issue
Inside Track: Lorain County
COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERS TO EXPAND TO WELLINGTON
Ground breaking could take place as early as December on Community Health Partnersâ€™ new medical office in Wellington. The 5,000-square-foot complex will be located on the recently purchased 2.5 acres on North Main Street.
Slated to open on Feb. 28, 2007, the new location is expected to provide health care services to residents of Wellington and the surrounding areas.
â€œPlans also call for additional services to be housed in the new location, including X-ray services, laboratory services and possibly specialty clinics, such as an orthopedic clinic,â€? says Jeffrey Bushong, senior vice president of health enterprises, Community Health Partners.
The new complex will also house the family practice offices of Dr. Robert Atkins, currently a Wellington medical staple. â€œWe will be looking for a partner for Dr. Atkinsâ€™ family practice and expanding his staff to allow more patients to be seen at this practice,â€? Bushong says.
POLYONE ADDS POLAND FACILITY
Avon Lake polymer manufacturer PolyOne Corp. reported it will expand its presence in central Europe with the construction of new facilities in Poland. This new location will expand its growing customer base in the region.
â€œThe Kutno facility will allow us to serve the needs of the rapidly growing market in Poland, as well as to provide strong partnering support for our existing European customers who are establishing their own manufacturing sites in central and Eastern Europe,â€? says Bernard Baert, vice president and general manager of International Colors and Engineered Materials.
With another manufacturing facility in Hungary, which opened in 1998, this is PolyOneâ€™s second in central Europe. The company also has sales offices in Poland and the Czech Republic.
Construction of the Kutno location is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2007.
BARNES WENDLING ACQUIRES CPA FIRM
Barnes Wendling CPAs Inc. announced a merger in August with Middleburg Heights-based Wrabel & Co. The announcement comes just 18 months following Barnes Wendling CPAs merger with Sandusky-based Koby & Co.
Barnes Wendling has more than 80 team members in three cities across Northeast Ohio. Wrabel & Co. joined the Barnes Wendling team in their downtown Cleveland office.
â€œThe merger is part of Barnes Wendlingâ€™s strategy to help our clients grow,â€? says Barnes Wendling President Jeffrey D. Neuman. â€œOur goal is always to become better, not just bigger. Wrabel & Co. has built a solid practice.â€?
Barnes Wendling in Sheffield Village is Lorain Countyâ€™s largest accouting firm.
NANOTECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE SLATED FOR LCCC
The Lorain County Manufacturing Council (LCMC) will host its Nanotechnology Manufacturersâ€™ Forum on Oct. 4 at the Lorain County Community Collegeâ€™s Spitzer Conference Center.
The event, which is designed to encourage collaboration between nanotechnology experts and traditional manufacturers, is one in a series scheduled for Nano Week 2006.
â€œThis forum presents an excellent learning opportunity for the manufacturer who wants to understand how nanotechnology can improve their business,â€? says LCMC President John Butkowski.
The forum will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is directed to representatives of manufacturing companies. Speakers will include invited executives from companies and organizations leading the commercialization of nanotechnology. Registration for the event will range from $30 for college faculty and students, $50 for LCMC and Nano-Network members, to $65 for nonmembers.
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