Governor Announces Lorain County Investment to Create, Retain 125 Jobs

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Columbus, OH - Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today announced $50,000 in grant funding to Specialty Services, Inc. for an economic development project that is expected to create and retain a total of 125 jobs. The funds were approved at today's State Controlling Board meeting.

"By making targeted investments in growing industries like advanced energy, Ohio is strengthening businesses like Specialty Services, Inc. and laying a foundation for economic progress in the region," Strickland said.

Specialty Services, Inc. (Lorain County) will receive a $50,000 Rapid Outreach Grant for the costs associated with the acquisition of new machinery and equipment in support of the company's project in the City of Oberlin. Specialty Services is a privately owned machine shop specializing in thread turning and the machining and custom assembly of iron castings.

Over the past three years, the company has designed and developed wind turbine electric generators targeted for small commercial and residential applications.

The generator is able to collect wind from any direction without adjustment and can be mounted on rooftops.

This project is expected to create 25 jobs and retain 100 positions.

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