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Secretary Husted Announces June as Building Ohio Month

COLUMBUS– Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the Ohio Business Profile program will feature construction companies and the civil engineers and architects that are Building Ohio throughout the month of June.  

In Ohio, there are over 19,000 construction companies that work on a wide variety of projects including the building of homes, bridges and roads. Nearly 90 percent of these companies are small businesses and they employ over 200,000 Ohioans.  

“There are a lot of great jobs available in the construction industry,” Secretary Husted said. “You can get training right in your local high school or career tech institution and many of these jobs pay great wages and can lead to a wonderful career.”  

Companies profiled this month include:

  • PCL Building Supply Company (Portsmouth, Ohio) is a material supply company for both residential and commercial buildings. Opened in 1922, they take pride in being well versed in their product line.
  • Messer Construction Co. (Cincinnati, Ohio) is a construction manager and general contractor service. Their goal is to provide leadership for complex, commercial construction projects in the health care, higher education, life sciences, and industrial market segments.
  • Euthenics, Inc. (Strongsville, Ohio) is a civil engineering consulting firm that specializes in transportation, structural, and municipal engineering.
  • Acoustic Ceiling & Partition(Westerville, Ohio) was started in 1995 and currently employs 94 people. As a commercial construction company, they specialize in exterior cold formed metal framing and interior framing, carpentry, drywall, and acoustic ceilings.
  • Gerbus Remodeling, Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) is a family-owned construction and remodeling company that is dedicated to serving their clients and providing them with quality service.
  • Arkinetics(Cleveland, Ohio) provides architecture and interior design services for organizations such as hotels, dealerships, and offices.

From 2010 to 2016, Ohio saw a 30.8 percent increase in the number of newly-registered businesses with 2016 being the seventh-consecutive record-breaking year for new businesses in the state.  

Since taking office in 2011, Secretary Husted has made it a priority to offer better services to Ohio entrepreneurs and businesses at a lower cost. In 2013, he launched the Ohio Business Central, which allows businesses to be created online with a significantly quicker turnaround time. This efficiency allowed the state to cut the fees associated with starting a new business by 21 percent in 2015. That same year, Secretary Husted began a partnership with Google’s “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map” program making it easy for new businesses to access free tools to help them get off the ground.  

Ohio Business Profile was launched in 2011 making people aware of Ohio companies that are creating interesting products, offering outstanding service, contributing to their local communities and employing Ohioans in the process. Each month, a handful of diverse businesses linked together by a common theme are featured on the Secretary of State’s website, where Ohioans are encouraged to submit companies they feel are deserving of recognition in future months.

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