PPG selects Barberton for expansion

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PPG Industries Inc. is planning a $23 million expansion in Barberton to increase production of a synthetic printing sheet used to make identification cards.

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Dec 10, 2007
 
Post No Grump .
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Dec 11, 2007
 
When will PPG ever cleanup the environmental mess they made in Barberton for all those years at their chemical plants? PPG is not a GREEN company. people in Barberton are getting sick and dying all the time from their environmental mess.
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Dec 11, 2007
 
PPG already has had a facility in Barberton for YEARS....I'm sure this made the decision easy.
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Dec 11, 2007
 
WOW,
Nine jobs, I'm gettin in line now....
Big change from the thirty five hundred that PPG use to employ.
SDespot

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Dec 11, 2007
 
OMG wrote:
When will PPG ever cleanup the environmental mess they made in Barberton for all those years at their chemical plants? PPG is not a GREEN company. people in Barberton are getting sick and dying all the time from their environmental mess.
They have actually been in the process of cleaning it up for about 20 years now. The lime lakes are gone and buried over with plants and trees growing there now. The production of soda ash stopped in the early 80's. Many of the old buildings have been torn down now since they eliminated much of the production they did prior to the early 80's. I was there when they knocked down the 3 large smoke stacks, which were landmarks. They also had a lawsuit filed in the late 80's that was finally settled around 1995 and property owners all received a percentage of the class action suit. I own a property in the affected area and I got a small check from it. So, they have been working at it, but it is going to take many more years to clean up a mess that started in 1900.
Mick

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Dec 11, 2007
 
Great news for Barberton, considering PPG could have chosen another site, as mentioned in the article.
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Dec 11, 2007
 
PPG HAS UNDERMINED MOST OF BARBERTON & FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP TO THE SOUTH. WAIT FOR THE SINKHOLES TO START SHOWING UP!
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Dec 11, 2007
 
I'm happy to see more of Betamax's property tax dollars going to job creation/retention.
Barberton Resident

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Dec 11, 2007
 
Thank you PPG!
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Dec 11, 2007
 
Wow

As for me anytime a business stays in the area I think it's good news, just like GoodYear. PPG is a business that helped develop this area and has fed and clothed many folks I'm glad they're staying. As far as the lime lakes, in the "old" days companies dumped their waste anywhere they wanted, that was how you ran your business. Today things have changed and I glad there are those that pressure companies to clean up the messes that they made, I like seeing the Lime Lakes cleaned up and maybe some day the land can be purchased by a developer and he can make millions of dollars.
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Dec 11, 2007
 
SDespot wrote:
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They have actually been in the process of cleaning it up for about 20 years now. The lime lakes are gone and buried over with plants and trees growing there now. The production of soda ash stopped in the early 80's. Many of the old buildings have been torn down now since they eliminated much of the production they did prior to the early 80's. I was there when they knocked down the 3 large smoke stacks, which were landmarks. They also had a lawsuit filed in the late 80's that was finally settled around 1995 and property owners all received a percentage of the class action suit. I own a property in the affected area and I got a small check from it. So, they have been working at it, but it is going to take many more years to clean up a mess that started in 1900.
U R Correct. But here is Grum-pee b*tchin' and moanin' again without a clue of what he is talkin''bout. this earms hi'm 30 more days with betab*tchin'@ the rootStown' arby's. <chucklin'>
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Dec 11, 2007
 
As a Realtor and Real Estate investor in the area and a life long Barberton area resident for 35 years, I must say this is great news. We have had a recent change of guards in the Mayors seat and we will continue to see great things happen in the area. We need to continue to frequent our local food and retail shops and help Barberton grow.Hopefully Barberton and Norton will both prosper from this and perhaps it will attract more attention to our local manufacturing facilities IE; B&W,B&C,Wright Tool,Malco and PPG.
This area has been blessed with many manufacturing opportunities and we need to help keep work here, in the USA. God Bless and remember to give this holiday season.

Danny G. REALTOR
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Dec 11, 2007
 
Danny G wrote:
As a Realtor and Real Estate investor in the area and a life long Barberton area resident for 35 years, I must say this is great news. We have had a recent change of guards in the Mayors seat and we will continue to see great things happen in the area. We need to continue to frequent our local food and retail shops and help Barberton grow.Hopefully Barberton and Norton will both prosper from this and perhaps it will attract more attention to our local manufacturing facilities IE; B&W,B&C,Wright Tool,Malco and PPG.
This area has been blessed with many manufacturing opportunities and we need to help keep work here, in the USA. God Bless and remember to give this holiday season.
Danny G. REALTOR
It is interesting how the PPG announcement and the positive announcement by Babcock & Wilcox several weeks ago have happened on the new mayor's watch. Coincidence?
Cant trust em

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Dec 11, 2007
 
23 million, and creates nine jobs?

I'm stunned. How nice of them.
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Dec 11, 2007
 
Mick wrote:
<quoted text>It is interesting how the PPG announcement and the positive announcement by Babcock & Wilcox several weeks ago have happened on the new mayor's watch. Coincidence?
DITTO! "time for a change"....Bob's campaign T-shirt statement is actually happening. Just come to the City meetings, you can already see the positive effects of his being elected in the attitudes of the Administration. His choice of appointments for the City's Safety and Service Director positions tell me that he and his team are going to make some real positive changes that will help this City finally move forward.
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Dec 11, 2007
 
Joyce Anderson wrote:
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DITTO! "time for a change"....Bob's campaign T-shirt statement is actually happening. Just come to the City meetings, you can already see the positive effects of his being elected in the attitudes of the Administration. His choice of appointments for the City's Safety and Service Director positions tell me that he and his team are going to make some real positive changes that will help this City finally move forward.
I certainly hope so. They can start by moving forward with all that money they have collected on the water bills for the storm water runoff. Especially, starting on the West Side, namely Ward 5.
Joyce Anderson

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Dec 11, 2007
 
To SDespot: Each Ward Council Member is responsible for both, turning in their Ward street, utility, storm sewer concerns for the yearly budget and, requesting that the property, utilities and street committees reccomend/propose 'their' storm sewer repairs/replacements in their Ward to Council? So, which 5th Ward storm sewer repairs did the 5th Ward Council Member Terry Avant turn in for 'his' portion of the budget? You can call him, email access, can write a letter or attend Council vs. bitching here? Anymore questions?
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Dec 12, 2007
 
Joyce Anderson wrote:
To SDespot: Each Ward Council Member is responsible for both, turning in their Ward street, utility, storm sewer concerns for the yearly budget and, requesting that the property, utilities and street committees reccomend/propose 'their' storm sewer repairs/replacements in their Ward to Council? So, which 5th Ward storm sewer repairs did the 5th Ward Council Member Terry Avant turn in for 'his' portion of the budget? You can call him, email access, can write a letter or attend Council vs. bitching here? Anymore questions?
Oh, believe me, they HAVE heard from me on several occasions before. Nothing gets done though.

As for b*tching here or anywhere else, I have the right to do so on any forum.....my Constitutional Rights give me that option. Of course, if you are a BUSH fan, you, just like him, have stomped and spit on the Constitution in the last 7 years.
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Dec 12, 2007
 
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Oh, believe me, they HAVE heard from me on several occasions before. Nothing gets done though.
As for b*tching here or anywhere else, I have the right to do so on any forum.....my Constitutional Rights give me that option. Of course, if you are a BUSH fan, you, just like him, have stomped and spit on the Constitution in the last 7 years.
I don't know who you've talked to about the sewers and why that person(s) didn't take care of your concern but, since I've started attending the Council & Council Committee meetings I've made progress by, suggesting, preparing/providing solutions, worked closely with several City employee's on issues such as; a city wide wireless system, neighborhood camera's to reduce crime, an animal warden, equipment for the police, the pit bull ordinance banning pit bulls which passed, neighborhood crime, casino gaming, building codes, historical registration of homes, barberton armory and today, opening/developing a free dental clinic.
I suggest that if your Councilmen doesn't address your concerns go over his head to the Chairman of City Streets Bill Judge, Chairman of Property Michael Anderson, Chairman of Utiities Fred Maurer, Service Director Elwood Palmer or, Mayor Bob Genet.
And if neither of them address your concerns get a group of homeowners to address Council one by one, as a group. This process really works!
First,I discuss 'any' concern that I have directly with the Director of the Department that oversees the concern,then my council member, then the Chairman of the particular Committee and,if I haven't been able to get the issue resolved I talk to Bob Genet.
Sometimes I talk to all 3 about the same issue and, no matter what my concerns are I always let Bob know if they are or aren't being handled accordingly. So far all of my concerns have been addressed/resolved!

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Dec 13, 2007
 
Joyce Anderson wrote:
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I don't know who you've talked to about the sewers and why that person(s) didn't take care of your concern but, since I've started attending the Council & Council Committee meetings I've made progress by, suggesting, preparing/providing solutions, worked closely with several City employee's on issues such as; a city wide wireless system, neighborhood camera's to reduce crime, an animal warden, equipment for the police, the pit bull ordinance banning pit bulls which passed, neighborhood crime, casino gaming, building codes, historical registration of homes, barberton armory and today, opening/developing a free dental clinic.
I suggest that if your Councilmen doesn't address your concerns go over his head to the Chairman of City Streets Bill Judge, Chairman of Property Michael Anderson, Chairman of Utiities Fred Maurer, Service Director Elwood Palmer or, Mayor Bob Genet.
And if neither of them address your concerns get a group of homeowners to address Council one by one, as a group. This process really works!
First,I discuss 'any' concern that I have directly with the Director of the Department that oversees the concern,then my council member, then the Chairman of the particular Committee and,if I haven't been able to get the issue resolved I talk to Bob Genet.
Sometimes I talk to all 3 about the same issue and, no matter what my concerns are I always let Bob know if they are or aren't being handled accordingly. So far all of my concerns have been addressed/resolved!
What ward are you in? It seems that some areas get attention while others are over-looked. Avant, Ward 5, is worthless. How that guy ever got elected is beyond me. I lived in 5 for a while, but have since moved to the North End (Ward 1) and I can definitely see that #1 is one that gets a lot done.

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