PPG Earns Recycling Award of Excellence

PPG recently announced that its coatings and resins manufacturing facility in Delaware has earned a 2016 Award for Excellence from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council for a project that increased its recycled materials by 63 percent in 2015, diverting an additional 24 metric tons of materials from the landfill.

ppg_signatureUnder the theme of “Waste Watchers,” the Delaware plant expanded its recycling activities by:

  • Providing recycling-awareness training to all employees and contractors;
  • Placing highly visible and accessible recycling containers in all lunch, conference and break rooms;
  • Instituting a bulk recycling program; and
  • Including recycling as a criterion in capital-project reviews.

In addition to traditional recycled materials, such as paper, cardboard, plastic and glass, the plant included fluorescent bulbs, batteries and scrap metal in its recycled materials streams in 2015. It recycled approximately 62 metric tons of waste last year, compared to 38 metric tons in 2014.

“We are very honored to receive an OCTC Award for Excellence for this project, which injected new energy into our recycling efforts,” said Tom Yurick, PPG environment, health and safety manager for the Delaware plant. “A major reason for our success is the commitment of our people to reduce our plant’s overall environmental footprint and help PPG meet its sustainability goals.”

In 2012, PPG set a goal of reducing its total waste-disposal intensity 10 percent by 2020. At the end of 2015, the company had reduced its global waste-disposal intensity 3.8 percent compared with 2012 levels. Additional information is available in the company’s 2015 Sustainability Report.

The OCTC Awards for Excellence recognize exceptional performance in environmental, health, safety and security by companies in Ohio’s chemical industry. PPG’s architectural coatings plant in Huron also earned a 2016 Award of Excellence for its recycling achievements.

Medical Center Draws $3.7 Million

The OhioHealth Medical Center on West Central Avenue recently changed owners and the new owner is looking for investors.

Everest Medical Core Properties logo (PRNewsFoto/Everest Medical Core Properties)
(PRNewsFoto/Everest Medical Core Properties)

The property located at 454 – 460 West Central Avenue was purchased in early April for $3,700,000 and sold to Everest West Central LLC – a wholely-owned subsidery of Everest Medical Core Products –

Royal Cabinets Expands to Delaware

Royal Cabinets will offer "concept to completion" service at its location at 38 South Sandusky in Delaware Ohio. [royal-cabinets.com]
Royal Cabinets will offer “concept to completion” service at its location at 38 South Sandusky in Delaware Ohio. [royal-cabinets.com]
Royal Cabinets will open its second location when it opens up at 38 South Sandusky Street in historic Delaware, Ohio.

The company will have a “preview” party during First Friday on April 1, from 6-9 p.m. however the official opening date is still TBA.

In 1988, Royal Cabinets opened for business in a 2,000 square-foot building. In 2003, moving across the street into a 21,000 square foot building and growing from 2 to 15 employees.

Royal Cabinets provide a full-line of Merillat cabinetry, as well as custom laminate cabinets. Currently, they are fabricating and installing countertops for two of the largest single-family home builders in central Ohio.

The company’s friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will walk you through the entire process:

  • Initial measurements
  • Computerized designs8664logo
  • Cabinet and Countertop Choices
  • Creating your dream design

So check out Royal Cabinets on Friday at its coming soon location at 38 South Sandusky Street in historic downtown Delaware.

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Global Village Taking Collection Elsewhere

Global Village, shown in this historical photo, has announced it will be leaving its downtown Delaware, Ohio, location. [thegvc.org]

Global Village Collection announced via e-mail that it will be closing its location at 27 North Sandusky Street on March 26.

“After many great years in our current location, Global Village Collection will be transitioning at the end of March! We are working out details with other non-profit organizations in Delaware on a new location, so stay tuned for more information in the near future.”

A few calls have been made but not ready to announce its new location yet, but we’ve been promised it will be even more awesome than the current store.

We can’t wait!

About the Photograph: Archive photograph of the current Global Village location at 27 North Sandusky Street when the store celebrated its 20th anniversary a few years back. [photo courtesy of thegvc.org]

Delaware Golf Shop Hits the Bunker

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Golf Etc., formerly located in Glenwood Commons suite 621, has closed its doors. [toby boyce]

Glenwood Commons Golf Store Closes

Golf Etc. has closed its Delaware store located in Glenwood Commons next to Dickey’s BBQ.

The store never appeared to get a lot of traction with local golfers. We visited the store once right after it opened but not being golfers it wasn’t really our cup-of-tea.

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Golf Etc’s Heath location’s Facebook page shows an example of the franchise’s layout. [facebook]

The vinyl-temporary sign and very limited inventory never really felt like the franchise was committed to making Delaware home. Actually, was shocked to learn this morning that Golf Etc was a franchise based on the Delaware store.

“I was going to go in one time. Saw three or four shirts and a mean guy behind the counter,” a local golfer said upon hearing the location had closed.

The location could be a challenge for Glenwood Commons to fill. It is a bowling alley – long and narrow – covering 1,403 square feet of space. Comparable properties in the same development were renting for $30 a square foot when we discussed options with Zaremba Group last fall.

The closing leaves Golf Etc. with only its Heath store for its Ohio presence. According to the company’s Web site it has stores in 16 states, Puerto Rico, Netherlands, Bermuda and Canada. However, many of those states and countries are one-off locations with 38 stores (minus Delaware which still appears on the company’s Web site) and eight of them being in the franchise’s home state of Texas.

American Freight Names Brownell COO

Jim Brownell has been named chief operating officer at Delaware, Ohio, based American Freight Furniture & Mattress.

Brownell has more than 30 years of experience as a senior technology executive, “and brings extensive knowledge and creative innovation to the delivery of business value through management, technology systems, retail strategy, and sound business practices, to the chief operating officer position,” the company said in a release.

Previously, Brownell has been a senior director at Harbor Freight Tools, senior vice president at Top 100 companies Restoration Hardware and Williams Sonoma, and vice president of technology at ToysRUs.com. He also worked for 21 years at apparel retailer Gap.

In a statement, Steve Belford, CEO of 118-store American Freight, said the company was honored to have Brownell on its senior management team, noting, “his remarkable work experience, business strategy, and the respect he has earned in the retail industry.”

Delaware County New Corporations in December

Buckeye Pole Vault Academy was one of 24 corporations to file with the Ohio Secretarty of State in December. Buckeye was one of eight non-profit’s to file during the period.

According to its Web site, “focus of the Buckeye Pole Vault Academy is to instruct the athlete in safe, pole vaulting techniques through progressions and drills that develop body control and strength.” The Lewis Center location offers the largest indoor pole vault facility in Ohio and is now offering long and triple jumps. The facility is open year round.

Membership ranges from $100 for one-day pass to $280 for a monthly membership.

Additional Corporations filing with Delaware as its principal county:

Delaware County For-Profit Corporations

  • FOR IMPACT, INC., Ostrander
  • Buckeye Pole Vault Academcy Lewis Center Ohio
    Buckeye Pole Vault Academy in Lewis Center was one of 24 local businesses to incorporate in December 2015. [web site]
  • 413 AVONDALE, INC., Delaware
  • 251 SILVER, INC., Delaware
  • 479 SILVER, INC., Delaware
  • 611 SILVER, INC., Delaware
  • 351 LEADER, INC., Delaware
  • 767 WEST CENTER, INC., Delaware
  • 845 BENNETT, INC, Delaware
  • TSCN, INC., Delaware
  • ROH LABS INC., Delaware
  • 8 MAN RANCH INC., Sunbury

Delaware Counthy Non-Profit Corporations


Information is provided by public records from the Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office.