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Business Notebook: 11/12

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    Workers with Henry Gurtzweiler Inc., install roof trusses for the new Cutting Edge Countertops factory in Perrysburg.

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    Workers with Henry Gurtzweiler Inc., install roof trusses for the new Cutting Edge Countertops factory expansion in Perrysburg. The company, which cuts and sells counters of natural stone and other materials, will be expanding its production area and creating a larger, "family friendly" indoor showroom.

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Workers with Henry Gurtzweiler Inc., install roof trusses for the new Cutting Edge Countertops factory in Perrysburg.

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Construction is under way for a 71,400-square-foot addition to the existing Cutting Edge Countertops factory on Flagship Drive in Perrysburg. The expansion will include a two-story office plus manufacturing and warehousing space. The company is investing $4 million in machinery and equipment and will add staff once the work is completed in the spring. Rudolph Libbe Inc. of Walbridge is the design-​build contractor.

ACHIEVEMENTS

■ Mosser Construction Inc. of Fremont has received a bronze and marble Build Ohio Award by the Associated General Contractors of Ohio in the Renovation category for the University Hall Renovation Project at Bowling Green State University.

■ Justin Glanda has been appointed as corporate controller of Miller Diversified Inc. of Maumee.

■ GEM Inc. of Walbridge, part of the Rudolph Libbe Group, is ranked No. 2 in Ohio and No. 7 in Michigan among Engineering-News Record Midwest’s Top Specialty Contractors of 2017. The rankings are based on 2016 regional revenue.

Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by email to business@theblade.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements” in the message field.

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Workers with Henry Gurtzweiler Inc., install roof trusses for the new Cutting Edge Countertops factory expansion in Perrysburg. The company, which cuts and sells counters of natural stone and other materials, will be expanding its production area and creating a larger, "family friendly" indoor showroom.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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CALENDAR

■ The Glass City Toastmasters Club’s regular meeting is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the United Way Building, 424 Jackson St., downtown. Free and open to the public.

■ Food and nutrition trends are the subject of this month’s Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike (State Rt. 582), Middleton Township. Speaker: Karen Bakies, nutrition affairs director for the American Dairy Association Midwest. Cost: $10 in advance with RSVP, $12 at the door. To RSVP and for information, go online to ciftinnovation.org.

Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Email items to business@theblade.com or fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Calendar” in the message field.

CONVENTIONS

Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:

Friday-Sunday — Greater Toledo Aquatic Club Annual Turkey Swim Meet, various properties/​University of Toledo, 1,000, regional.

TRANSITION

■ Wood Haven Health Care will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday of its remodeling at 1965 Gypsy Lane Rd., Bowling Green.

Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be sent by email to business@theblade.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Transitions” in the message field.

PATENTS

The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office during August, 2017. For more information call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Business Technology Department at 419-259-5209.

#9,725,354: Color-strikable glass containers. Assigned to: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg. Edward Ordway and Terence K. Howse, Toledo; Daniel Baker, Haslett, Mich.; Stephen Barton, Dansville, N.Y., and Carol A. Click, Corning, N.Y.

#9,725,074: Front grille emblem for releasing a hood and filling a windshield washer fluid reservoir of a motor vehicle. Assigned to: Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich. Annette Lynn Huebner, White Lake, Mich.; Kristin Ann Hellman, Walled Lake, Mich.; Artur Sakarian, Birmingham, Mich.; Ryan Welch, Ottawa Lake, Mich., and Matthew Rutman, Canton, Mich.

#9,745,147: Glass sheet forming system. Assigned to: Glasstech, Inc., Perrysburg. David B. Nitschke, Perrysburg; Dean M. Nitschke, Maumee; J. Vild, Toledo; David M. Luttrell, Grand Rapids, Ohio, and Rusty J. Vannewhouse, Swanton.

#9,734,978: Manufacturing process. Assigned to: Imaging Systems Technology Inc., Toledo. Carol Ann Marie Wedding and Daniel Keith Wedding, Toledo, and Jimmy Oliver M. Strbik III, Holland.

#9,735,553: System and method for testing breakdown voltage/​dielectric strength of spark plug insulators. Assigned to: Fram Group IP LLC, Lake Forest, Ill. Jing Zheng and Matthew B. Below, Findlay, and Corey Eiden, Walbridge.

#9,743,961: Bioactive fusion device. Assigned to: University of Toledo. Vijay K. Goel, Anand K. Agarwal, and David Dick, Toledo.

#9,735,584: Wireless power communication. Assigned to: Access Business Group International LLC, Ada, Mich. Joshua B. Taylor, Rockford, Mich.; Colin J. Moore, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Robert D. Gruich, Copley, Ohio.

#9,744,834: Convertible tarp system. Assigned to: TarpStop LLC, Perrysburg. Everest Damsi and Kenneth Weschke, Perrysburg, and Andrew Knepper, Woodville, Ohio.

#9,725,220: Flexible connector. Assigned to: Not assigned. Rolf Dietrich, Toledo.

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