Project Spotlight: Youngstown State University Excellence Training Center.

As the landscape of manufacturing evolves, so must the workforce of the Mahoning Valley. 

“When this part of the world began to be developed, it was an agricultural center, then it became an industrial center, then…the internal combustion engine, GM, and the supply chain around it became a big part of our manufacturing,” says Jim Tressel, president of Youngstown State University. 

Now Youngstown State University is making big strides to help position the Valley at the forefront of advanced manufacturing with its new technological and industrial training facility–the YSU Excellence Training Center. Read more

Exterior view of the new headquarters of the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.

In 2018, after operating from their former headquarters for nearly 50 years, The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania knew it was time to make a decision about the future of the facility. It had already undergone several renovations over the decades, and the organization needed to modernize.

After considering the idea of selling the existing property and purchasing a new building, the conversation turned to the option of tapping into the expertise of the organization’s membership to construct a new building. Read more