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LISBON, Ohio — In recognition of October being Manufacturing Month, the Port Authority of Columbiana County will host the first of what is expected to be an annual manufacturing workforce appreciation day.

The event will take place Oct. 21 in partnership with the Salem Sustainable Opportunity Development (SOD) Center, said Port Authority deputy executive director Brittany Smith. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sandy Lake in the Salem Industrial Park.

Workers across Columbiana County will be treated to lunch. About 1,000 workers are expected, she said.

“We hope to make this an annual event, but focus on a different part of the county each year,” Smith said.

Sponsors are sought at three levels of participation. Event and sponsorship information is available by contacting the CCAC at [email protected] or by calling 330 424 1800 before October 7.

Also at Monday’s meeting, the board acted on several resolutions, including those involving leases for four businesses using Port Authority space.

Lease renewals have been approved for:

  • Humtown Pattern Co. for 72,077 square feet in the Leetonia Industrial Building for 12 months at a cost of $24,479.50 per month, a monthly increase of $182.50 from the previous lease.
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America for 11,820 square feet in the Leetonia Industrial Building for 12 months for $3,990 per month, an increase of $36.50 per month.
  • The Ex One Company for 1,780 square feet in the Leetonia Industrial Building for six months for $1,188.55 per month, an increase of $241.50 per month.
  • Paragon Integrated Services Group LLC, for 45,000 square feet at the Wellsville intermodal facility for 12 months at $1,500, an increase of $250 per month.

Smith said the increases were the result of rising utility costs. In the case of The Ex One Co., the company requested the reduction to a six-month lease.

Finally, the board approved a resolution to amend the Employee Policy Manual with several minor language changes and corrections, also adding a glossary.

The council will then meet in regular session at 5 p.m. on November 28 at the Port Authority office.

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