America Makes members’ meeting
America Makes, formerly the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, this week is having its Program Management Review meeting for members only, which is expected to draw more than 200 representatives to the city.
The meeting, which starts today and continues through Wednesday, is at Ford Family Recital Hall in the Eleanor Beecher Flad Pavilion at the DeYor Performing Arts Center downtown.
Presenters will kick off the new America Makes projects announced last year.
Huntington names senior VP and CFO
Huntington Bancshares Inc. announced Monday that it named Howell D. “Mac” McCullough III as senior vice president and chief financial officer.
McCullough, who has 30 years of banking and finance experience, comes to Huntington from U.S. Bancorp, where he spent the past seven years as chief strategy officer.
In his new post, McCullough will be responsible for finance, strategic planning, financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, treasury, tax and accounting. He will report directly to Stephen D. Steinour, chairman, president and CEO of Huntington.
Texas Roadhouse prepares to open
The new Texas Roadhouse restaurant, at 1221 Boardman-Poland Road, near Kmart, opens Monday from 4 to 10 p.m.
As the restaurant trains its 175-member staff this week, it will donate freshly prepared food to Boardman, Poland and Struthers police and firefighters and to guests at Gleaners Food Bank and St. Vincent DePaul soup kitchen.
Texas Roadhouse also will host invitation-only, pre-opening events this weekend to raise money for Sojourner House, a shelter for victims of domestic abuse, and Yellow Brick Place, a cancer-wellness center.
Ohio job gains rank 2nd in US for Jan.
The U.S. Department of Labor says Ohio had the second-biggest job gains among the states in January, adding 16,700 positions.
The January state employment report released Monday says 23 states reported more hiring for that month, while 27 said that the number of jobs fell. Among those adding jobs, Ohio ranked behind only Texas, which added 33,900 positions.
In Ohio, the sectors that added the most jobs included construction, manufacturing and professional and business services.
Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for that month was 6.9 percent, down from 7.1 percent in December. The national jobless rate was 6.6 percent in January.
The job gains are calculated from a survey of employers, while the unemployment rate stems from a separate survey of households. The two surveys sometimes produce disparate results.
Vindicator staff/wire reports