Old Dominion Freight Opens at Mills Business Park – Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.’s newest service center located in Canton, Ohio will be the company’s first LEED certified facility in its nationwide network. The Mills Business Park also is home to Medline Industries. Old Dominion’s Canton Service Center will employ 40 people and is a blend of new hires and employees who transferred from a Cleveland terminal. The 33,000 sq. ft. terminal has 70 truck bays with room to add another 40. To achieve LEED certification, the company employed a number of energy efficient and water savings measures. They include a water efficient landscape design that does not require irrigation; low-VOC paints, coatings and carpet; and a combination of increased wall and roof insulation, high-performance windows, efficient HVAC equipment and energy-efficient light fixtures and controls. Old Dominion estimates that the center will see a 19.7 percent annual energy savings and will achieve a 34 percent reduction in water usage, saving more than 31,000 gallons of water annually. The Canton Service Center is strategically located along Interstate 77, which provides easy access to Interstates 90, 80, and 70 as well as Interstate 71. To read more about the opening, click on this Canton Repository article.
IT Group Moves to Jackson Township, Plans to Add 100 Employees – The International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers has moved its headquarters to 4848 Munson St. NW, tripling its office space to accommodate growth. The association’s mission is to educate companies on how best to track and manage computer hardware and software. The association said its more than 7,000 members include Dell, Aeru Planning in Japan, BTC in Poland, WellPoint and Southwest Airlines. CEO Barbara Rembiesa said, “In order to serve our rapidly growing membership and acute interest in IT asset management from the professional community, we’ve significantly increased our staff in the last 18 months, and we plan to add up to 100 more staff members in 2012.” The new headquarters is more than 14,000 sq. ft. Hiring of sales associates, professional education trainers and support personnel is expected through next year. To read about the move to Jackson Township, click on this Canton Repository article. To learn more about the association, click on www.iaitam.org.
Stark State College Continues to Grow While Ohio Enrollment Drops – The Ohio Board of Regents has released its Preliminary Fall 2011 Headcount for public colleges and universities. Stark State College added another 702 students to reach 15,536 students, while overall enrollment in the state decreased 4,410. Among the 24 state institutions out of the 61 total that increased their enrollment, Stark State ranks only behind Kent State University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati in actual number of students gained. No state institution, two or four year, matches Stark State College’s enrollment increase of 82 percent since 2007. To learn more about the fall headcount, click on this Stark Education Partnership article.