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Cotterman & Company to Celebrate 35th Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Written by Delphos   
Friday, March 29, 2013 12:41 PM

In the year 2013 Cotterman & Company will celebrate its 35th anniversary of roofing excellence.
Cotterman & Company has been a pioneer in the commercial roofing industry since 1978. Family-owned and operated for two generations, the company installed and warranted more than 30,000,000 square feet of roofing.

In the early years, the company had employed just a hand full of employees and serviced the Shelby/Auglaize County region. Currently, they have over 75 employees servicing the entire state of Ohio as well as eastern Indiana. The majority of their projects are located between Findlay, Dayton, and Columbus corridor.
The second generation Andy and Mike Cotterman acquired full ownership in 2009 from Max R. Cotterman, their father and founder. The company has continued substantial growth since the transaction. “We continue to operate under the core principles Max practiced. I believe this directly impacts our quality level of installations, which has lead to our success in the roofing industry. In addition to that, the hard work and dedication of the individual team members culminates, creating a winning recipe,” says Mike Cotterman. 

 
Credit Managers’ Index Rebounds to December’s Level of 54.9 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Delphos   
Friday, March 29, 2013 12:40 PM

The National Association of Credit Management’s economic report for February 2013 depicts a stalled economy. Political and economic concerns appear to weigh more heavily on the manufacturing sector, while data from the service sector shows progress.

Columbia, Maryland: February 28, 2013—The National Association of Credit Management’s (NACM’s) Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) for February is exactly the same as it was in December—54.9. This is just slightly better than it was in January when the index fell to 54.6.

For all intents and purposes, the readings suggest that the economy has stalled. The interesting movements are in the individual factors where there is actually some better news overall. The favorable factor index is up to just below where it was in November, at 59. This is a slight improvement from January, and the gains occurred in important factors.??Sales jumped, taking the reading back to last year’s levels.

 
Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center Incoporated expands into Middletown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Delphos   
Friday, March 29, 2013 12:39 PM

Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center Incorporated (FTTDC) has contracted with an industry leading metal food and beverage container manufacturer with several locations around the country. In an announcement today by Charles Bills, president of Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center Inc., and affiliates, Bills said “This facility, located at 1225 Logistics Way, Middletown Ohio will enable us to service our customers in the greater Cincinnati area.”

James Zuehlke is the Manager of the facility, and the telephone number is (513)-539-7001.

FTTDC is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, and is one of the largest privately held logistics companies in the Midwest. It provides innovative warehousing, distribution, and transportation services.

FTTDC operates approximately 6.5 million square feet of warehouse space in 24 locations in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Georgia.
FTTDC also operates Foreign Trade Zone #151 in Findlay, Ohio and Foreign Trade Zone #29 site 10 in Louisville, Kentucky.  The Transportation Group operates its own fleet of trucks, Doing Business As Ohio Logistics Transportation. The Documents Storage Company has a major warehouse in Findlay and delivers the most complete records management and document destruction services in its marketing area.

For more information, visit the web site at www.Ohiologistics.com

 
Construction materials prices increase 1.3 percent in February PDF Print E-mail
Written by Delphos   
Friday, March 29, 2013 12:38 PM

“Leading nonresidential construction indicators generally have turned positive and the associated increase in demand for materials appears to be driving prices higher.” —ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.
Summary
The nation’s construction material prices rose 1.3 percent in February—marking the sharpest increase in 22 months, according to the March 14 Producer Price Index (PPI) report by the U.S. Department of Labor. Overall, construction materials prices remain 2 percent higher than one year ago. Nonresidential construction materials prices rose 1.4 percent last month, and are up 1 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Softwood lumber prices increased 2 percent last month and are up 27 percent compared to February 2012. Prices of concrete products rose 0.4 percent in February and are up 2.3 percent from one year ago. Plumbing fixtures and fitting prices were up 0.3 percent last month and are 1.7 percent higher than the same time last year. Prepared asphalt, tar roofing and siding product prices fell 1.5 percent, though prices remained 7.2 percent higher than a year ago.

Last Updated on Tuesday, October 08, 2013 10:26 AM
 
Is it time to find elder care for your aging parent? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Delphos   
Friday, March 29, 2013 12:36 PM

For some, holiday gatherings deliver an unwanted gift: the realization that an aging relative is losing the ability to live independently. When far-flung families come together to celebrate, adult children can be alarmed to discover that mom is forgetting more than she used to, dad is leaving the house in disarray, or auntie is now trembling and shuffling when she walks. No wonder inquiries about elder care services, including nursing homes and assisted living, peak annually just after the winter holidays.

The time has come to begin looking into options for long-term care.

“It’s definitely something that we see every year,” said Amy Goyer, AARP’s family expert. “People start doing their homework right after the holidays.”
Goyer encourages families to avoid jumping to the conclusion that a residential institution like an assisted-living facility is necessary. “Some people have a knee-jerk reaction,” she said.

But a stack of unopened mail could be just a sign of holiday stress, she said, rather than a symptom of inability to care for oneself with proper support. If a loved one is having trouble paying his bills on time, he might just need someone to handle his finances. If he has trouble getting in and out of the bathtub, families should consider having a walk-in shower built; if he isn’t eating right, they should consider Meals on Wheels; if the house is messy, they could have a housekeeper visit every week.

 
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