SASCO Masonry workers Randy Fowler, left, and Yancy Richmond install cement blocks and wall flashing during construction of the new Savage & Associates headquarters.
The new headquarters of Savage & Associates Inc. at 655 Beaver Creek Circle in Maumee’s Arrowhead Park is about five months from completion. The firm, a provider of advice on investments, insurance, and employee benefits, expects to move into its new two-story building the first week of November. At 28,944 square feet, the building will provide badly needed space for Savage’s workforce of 100 people, but also give greater accessibility to clients and give the firm greater physical exposure. Savage’s current 22,000-square-foot headquarters on Monroe Street in Toledo cannot be expanded. The Vetter Design Group of Toledo designed the new building and Logan Creek Construction in Oregon is general contractor.
■ The Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen, managed by the Center for Innovative Food Technology in Toledo, received a superior score on its Good Manufacturing Practice audit by Eagle Certification Group.
■ Rick Grant, a service technician at Rudolph Libbe’s GEM Energy, received third place-honorable mention in the 2018 James J. Willis Craftsperson of the Year awards by the Association of Union Contractors.
■ First Federal Bank of Defiance has several promotions: Mary Alice Nagel to vice president, private banker, in Defiance; Stephanie Perez to vice president, collections department manager in Defiance; Rodney Walton to senior vice president, senior private banker in Findlay, and Dan Romick to vice president, financial adviser in Findlay.
Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by email to email@example.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements” in the message field.
Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:
■ Friday-Saturday — Christian Missionary Alliance SEEK Conference, various properties, 1,000, regional.
■ Friday-Sunday — Suburban girls Softball Shootout-Toledo Tune Up, various properties, 2,400, regional.
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 April, 2018. For more information call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Business Technology Department at 419-259-5209.
#9,925,842: Valve-switching controls for adjustable damper. Assigned to: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.; Lake Forest, Ill. Scott S. Dunaway, Carleton, Mich.; David R. Blankenship, Canton, Mich.; Karl C. Kazmirski, Temperance; Jeroen K. Paenhuysen, Ann Arbor, and Jeffrey T. Gardner, Woodland Park, Colo.
#9,925,867: Fuel-control regulator system with acoustic pliability. Assigned to: Ford Global Technologies, LLC; Dearborn, Mich. John W. Jensen and Mahmoud Yousef Ghannam, Canton, Mich.; David James Bauch, South Lyon, Mich., and Howard Churchwell, Monroe.
#9,926,208: Miscible solvent treatment. Assigned to: TRS Group Inc., Longview, Wash.; Daniel Oberle, Sylvania.
#9,926,218 Glass-sheet forming system. Assigned to: GlassTech Inc., Perrysburg. James P. Schnabel, Jr., Holland, Ohio.
#9,926,697: Panelized structure improvement. Not assigned. Martin P. Hedler, Toledo.
#9,928,353: Vehicle authorization based on near field communication. Assigned to: International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y. Derek R. Brewer, Bowling Green; Kerry M. Langford, Wanamingo, Minn., and Robert D. Wilhelm, Cheyenne.
#D811,884: Container. Assigned to: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg. Megan Herman and Thomas Kirkman, Perrysburg.
#D812,658: Fluid applicator. Assigned to: Designetics, Inc.; Holland, Ohio. Craig A. Williams, Maumee, and Charles J. Barnhart and Bradley A. Spraw, Toledo.
#D812,775: Horizontal reinforcement bar. Not assigned. Edward L. Nofziger, Archbold, Ohio.
#D812,776: Horizontal reinforcement bar. Not assigned. Edward L. Nofziger, Archbold, Ohio.
#D813,040: Container. Assigned to: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg. Megan Herman and Thomas Kirkman, Perrysburg.
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