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,” …
Friday, September 28, 2012
City officials were hoping to get started on repaving of all of Madison Avenue in the summer of 2013, as well as a traffic signalization project. A streetscape effort was also part of the plans. They will all have to wait.
Clarification: Public works director Joe Beno said the county is still committed to paying 10 percent of the cost of the paving project. But the city will likely wait a year to see if it can get some funding assistance. Officials at Lakewood City Hall would like to repave the entire length of Madison Avenue. There are also plans for a traffic signalization project — not unlike the Detroit Avenue project this summer — which could include some streetscape-style enhancements. But all those plans are now on hold, until at least 2014. City officials were hoping to get started on the $2.5 million repaving of all of Madison Avenue in the summer of 2013, but the plan for additional funding assistance from Cuyahoga County fell through. However, the…
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
As part of our election coverage, Lakewood Patch will provide profiles of each of the candidates for local office.
Editor's Note: As part of Lakewood Patch's local election coverage, we will provide profiles ofeach of the candidates running for office. These profiles will offer biographical and issue-oriented details about each of the candidates to help you, the voters, make more-informed decisions at the ballot box. Stay tuned for more coverage of the election. Name: Mary Louise Madigan Age: 51 Occupation: Program Administrator, Cuyahoga County Health & Human Services Education: Bachelors of Arts & Sciences, Cleveland State University Political affiliation: Democrat, although Lakewood races are nonpartisan Office Sought: Council Ward 4 Previous political office: Council Ward 4 Candidate Statement: Ward 4 is the most socially, economically and …
Friday, June 17, 2011
With over 40 studios, the Lakewood Screw Factory houses artists, sculptors, clothiers, mechanics and much more.
Forest City Portage, owned and operated by Mike Hudecek, makes specialty courier bags and hip packs for Cleveland's niche cyclist market.