Business News & Notes
By Stephanie Kist
ODA rolls out tools for
OHIO — The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has launched a new Web site and listserv promoting businesses and practices compliant with Ohio’s emerald ash borer (EAB) quarantine and the state’s efforts to slow the spread of the ash tree-killing insect.
The new tools aim to build consumer and industry awareness and a more thorough understanding of the state’s quarantine.
“With an ever-changing program, we are striving to provide Ohioans with the latest information so they can do their part,” said ODA Director Robert Boggs. “Emerald ash borer remains a statewide issue, and these tools will better enable consumers and industry to join in the cooperative efforts to protect our valued landscapes and hardwood forests.”
The Web page, www.ohio agriculture.gov/eab/plnt-eab-compliance.stm, features a new fact sheet outlining compliance agreement stipulations for businesses interested in marketing and transporting ash trees or firewood out of quarantined areas. These department-approved agreements specify handling practices that mitigate the spread of EAB. The Web page also provides consumers a listing of Ohio’s compliant companies.
In addition, the department has launched a new e-mail listserv to provide citizens with the latest information regarding Ohio’s EAB program. To sign up for the electronic listserv, call (888) OHIO-EAB.
EAB has been identified in 26 counties, including Medina. All or parts of these counties have been quarantined to stop the movement of ash trees, parts of ash trees and hardwood firewood, which can harbor the EAB.
Ash trees infested with EAB typically die within five years. For more information, go to www.ohioagriculture.gov/eab, or call (888) OHIO-EAB.
Molnar Consulting Service
LLC opens in Fairlawn
FAIRLAWN — Ronald Molnar,
former general manager, finance, Asia/Pacific for PPG
Industries Inc., has formed Molnar Consulting Service
LLC, headquartered in Fairlawn at 1270 S. Cleveland-Massillon
Road, Building A.
The new firm will consult with public and private companies on the development and implementation of international investment and financing strategies, on identifying and realizing cost-reduction opportunities and on building multi- cultural management teams.
According to Molnar, a significant portion of his career has been devoted to the international business arena. He recently returned to the United States after being based in the Asia/ Pacific region for nearly 15 years.
His areas of experience include financing, optimizing capital structures of foreign investments, developing region-wide relationships with professional service providers, acquisitions and divestitures, board level representation to more than 25 entities and establishing regional multicultural service centers.
For details, call Molnar at (330) 666-1546 or visit www.sasenvironmental.com.