Myers Controlled Power To Hire New Employees – Increased demand for equipment has Myers Controlled Power looking for 20 new employees. The jobs are for mechanical and electrical designers, electrical system engineers, sheet metal fabricators, and switchgear wiremen and assembly workers. Myers makes electrical switchgear control equipment. The company is seeing increased demand for units used in trolley and subway systems. The company also provides equipment used in wind turbine farms. Richard Sanchez, executive vice president, said Myers recently shipped a power control house for a wind farm located near Paulding, Ohio. Myers, which relocated to North Canton in 2009, received help from the city’s Community Improvement Corporation to buy gantry cranes for the Hoover District building. The cranes have allowed the company to move finished units at a faster pace. The company now has 110 employees at the Hoover District facility. To read more about Myers Controlled Power’s growth, click on this Canton Repository article.
Chesapeake Energy Reports That Utica Shale Wells Are Producing Positive Results – Last week, Chesapeake Energy released production figures on four wells, including two in Carroll County. Aubrey K. McClendon, Chesapeake’s chief executive officer, commented, “We are pleased to announce very strong initial drilling results from wet gas and dry gas phases of our Utica Shale discovery. Chesapeake has built a commanding presence in the play with 1.2 million net acres of leasehold acquired to date, with our current primary leasing efforts focused in the wet gas phase of the play.” Chesapeake has drilled 12 horizontal wells in the discovery phase of its Utica Shale play in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Chesapeake currently has a temporary regional office set up in Canton, Ohio, to help direct operations. The wet natural gas stream from the three Ohio wells is being processed at a nearby processing facility where ethane is currently being minimally recovered due to temporary market limitations. The company has multiple projects and initiatives underway to process and market future production of natural gas liquids including ethane. To read about the results of the first four discovery wells, click on Chesapeake Energy’s press release.
Miller Weldmaster Corporation Turns Towards Stark State College – Miller Weldmaster’s heat-sealing machines serve the industrial fabric and thermoplastic industries for applications from helium-filled blimps to helicopter tarpaulins to flexible air ducting. This western Stark County company’s machines have joined together 80% of the billboards in the U.S. It’s a family-owned operation that ships its products to countries around the world, and turns to Stark State College for many of the employees who are helping the nearly 40-year-old company thrive. Jeff Sponseller, executive vice president, said that the company’s technicians travel the globe for installation and service in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. When the company looks for new hires to add to its workforce of 80, Sponseller says they’re looking for people who are problem-solvers, open-minded, dedicated and need little supervision. Often that means turning to Stark State graduates for just about any opening. “They get it,” Sponseller said. “They know how to work, and they’ve had real-world experience.” To learn more about Miller Weldmaster and its employees, click on this Stark State College press release.
Malone, Mount Union and Walsh Ranked Among the Best Midwest Colleges and Universities – When the U. S. News and World Report released its 2012 ranking of “America’s Best Colleges” this month, Stark County’s three private universities were ranked among the best in the Midwest. The University of Mount Union ranked 10th among regional colleges, Malone University ranked 58th, and Walsh University 72nd among regional universities. Rankings are based on 16 measures of academic excellence after schools have been placed in categories based on their mission and program offerings. To read more about the rankings and to learn about the Stark Education Partnership, click on this press release.