Help to Others celebrated 20 years of helping others in Northeast Ohio with a night of fun, festivities and philanthropy at the H2O Tributary Bash on Saturday night.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Last week, a federal court judge issued a temporary restraining order that would keep Ferry Cap employees from refusing to work overtime — despite the union agreement.
Despite a 2011 union agreement between the Ferry Cap and Set Screw Company and its union employees, a federal judge has prohibited the workers from “refusing to work overtime” hours at the Lakewood facility. Both city officials and employees are also concerned about the plant consolidating operations with the Nelson Stud facility in Elyria. That’s a move that would take an estimated 120 jobs out of Lakewood. But it’s more complicated than that. Mayor: Ferry Cap Leaving Lakewood Would be a "Big Blow" to the City According to the Plain Dealer, the Ferry Cap company filed a lawsuit against the employees in US District Court in Cleveland on Feb. 5. The named defendants are the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, the …
The 100-year-old company, which manufactures specialized fasteners, once employed nearly 400 people. It’s now eyeing a move to Elyria, which could cost the city as much as $70,000 in lost income taxes.
Ferry Cap & Set Screw Co. may move all of its 120 employees from the Templar Industrial Park near Birdtown to its sister company’s facility in Elyria. It’s an idea that Mayor Michael Summers said that would be a “big blow” to the city. A lawsuit against union employees refusing to work overtime revealed the potential move. Lakewood Company Sues Union Members, Eyes Move to Elyria “Could we provide economic support to a business to entice them to stay? There’s no forthcoming conversation coming from them,” said Summers. “That’s assuming we have the money, by the way. Which we don’t have.” Summers said that the landlord has made dramatic concessions in an attempt to keep them. “It doesn’t seem that the cost of being there was the objection,” …
Monday, February 4, 2013
A grand opening event and ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned to take place at Alyssa Wilmot’s new spacious studio at 4 p.m. Feb. 9.
There’s some new life, and a little more “movement” in the building commonly referred to as the Lake Erie Screw Factory. Think dance, Zumba and Pilates. Alyssa Wilmot opened up The Movement Factory — a dance and workout studio — in a former office in the massive industrial building on Athens Avenue. Surrounded by artist studios and other independent businesses in the Lake Erie Building, Wilmot said that The Movement Factory fit right in. The spacious studio used to be office space before Wilmot renovated. She stripped the drop ceiling and exposed the industrial brick walls. The area was once the location where Templar automobiles were painted. “It’s good energy in here,” Wilmot said, pointing to a heart etched into a cement windowsill …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
ProComSol, flying under the radar at the Lake Erie Screw Factory building, releases its new tablet to a global market.
High-tech devices, small enough to fit inside a small briefcase, are making a big difference in factories all over the world. And they’re manufactured in Lakewood. ProComSol, located in the Lake Erie Screw Building, has released new technology — that company officials hope will change the way businesses operate. The idea is to remotely monitor HART transmitters — usually found in factories — that measure pressure, flow and temperature. “Our products are the interface between these products and the PC,” said Jeff Dobos, president of ProComSol. A few week’s ago, the firm introduced its COM-TABLET to the market. Each ProComSol unit — including USB modem, tablet and software — sells for about $1,100. The company’s customers include BP, Dow …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Event moves to Screw Factory after years at Clifton Club.
The ninth annual Taste of Lakewood will be bringing back to the neighborhood the irresistible combination of art and food for another round of good eats and visual treats on June 3. But this time around, the Taste of Lakewood will be in a new location. The event will be held at the Lake Erie Building, Templar Industrial Park, also known as the Screw Factory, after being held at the Clifton Club for its first eight years. “It’s a larger venue. Instead of limiting ourselves to 22 restaurants, we’re going to have 28. We will be able to sell more tickets. We’re partnering with the Screw Factory artists as well, and they’ll have their studios open,” Val Mechenbier, of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, said. The Taste of Lakewood runs from 4 to …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
It's kind of a big deal. The event — featuring music, films, interactive media and technology — is attended by a crowd roughly the population of Lakewood.
Two Lakewoodites are set to present at the annual South by Southwest event in Austin, TX, next month. It’s kind of a big deal. The conference — featuring music, films, interactive media and technology — is attended by a crowd roughly the population of Lakewood. Shannon Okey, a book publisher with Cooperative Press in Lakewood’s Screw Factory, and Jeffrey Rohrs, of ExactTarget, are both set to give presentations during the second week of March. Both of them are presenting in the Interactive category. Shannon Okey Okey makes it no secret that she knows knitting. But where she shines is helping other creative-type folks repackage their work, present and sell it. She’ll also publish their books. Okey has published more than a dozen books, …