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Lima, OH — Tuttle Construction, Inc. of Limaand R. D. Jones of Harrod, Ohio have formed aJoint Venture to provide general construction andsitework services on the new Vine Street RailSeparation project in Lima.The railroad grade underpass in the city of Lima’ssouth side will be located on Vine St. between MainSt. and Central Ave. The new grade separation willprevent trains from blocking access to the city’ssouth side, which currently occurs at least twice aday for 20 minutes.The railroad underpass will be a three-lane road-way section, offering enough clearance for safe,continued traffic. It will provide a safer multiple-railcrossing for motorists and pedestrians, eliminatecongestion and delay, and reduce motorist trafficbypassing the affected crossings by using residentialstreets.The underpass will include features such asrenderings of locomotives built in Lima, attractivelighting, fencing and landscaping.
R.D. Jones & Tuttle form joint venture for the new Vine Street Rail Separation project
See VENTURE, page 2
Business Journal announcesannual award-headline
The fourth annual businessaward program to recognize theoutstanding young leaders of the region has been announcedby the Business Journal of WestCentral Ohio.Don Hemple, publisher, ex-plained the awards will recog-nize the 20 male and female en-trepreneurs, business executives,scholars, civic and cultural lead-ers who define and influence ourcommunities.“The 20 under 40 award willspotlight the business stars of tomorrow-business people un-der the age of 40 who exemplifythe enterpreneurial spirit of theregion’s business community,while balaning bottom line re-sults with a desire to participatein community activites,” saidHemple.It’s hoped that this award willbecome the “Oscars” of the 13-county regions’s business com-munity,” continued Hemple.November 2007 was the firsttime for this award, recognizingthe business leaders at a lun-cheon at the Old Barn Outback.The Main St. Bistro was the lo-cation for the 2008 event. Lastyear, the luncheon was held atthe Courtyard by Marriott, thesite for the 2010 event.Honoress for this award willbe nominated by subscribers tothe Business Journal and select-
Only 1 of 4 in Ohio
Apollo Career Center has just been named an
Accredited Test Facility
(ATF) by the AmericanWelding Society -
one of only four in the state of Ohio
.This accreditation means Apollo can test andupon successful completion, grant American
Welding Society (AWS) certication. “If you want
 
to get a good paying job as a welder in today’scompetitive work environment, it’s important youobtain this nationally recognized
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When a welder possesses AWS certication,
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Michael Foos, Manager of 
Apollo Career Center namedaccredited welding test facility
See AWARD, page 4
Manufacturing Programs,
General Dynamics Land Systems Division
.“Welding is a process that is essential for a broadspectrum of manufactured products within the UnitedStates. The technology of welding processes willcontinue to grow and training will become increasinglyimportant as employers will look for essential basic
skills in their prospective employees. Certications
to recognized industry standards will assist employersin identifying necessary skills and assist individuals
See APOLLO, page 4
 
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Sidney, OH – SMS proTECH an-nounced today it has won the CustomerExperience Award as part of Microsoft’sH2 Heartland Area Partner Awards Pro-gram. The company was chosen out of anextensive field of Microsoft partners fordelivering market-leading customer solu-tions built on Microsoft technology.“The value of Microsoft’s Partner chan-nel is immeasurable. This award highlightsthe partner’s value, dedication, and com-mitment to our business. The tremendouscontributions and achievements of ourpartners continue to be the cornerstone of Microsoft’s success,” said Jennifer Heard,Vice President - Central Region SMS&P,“We have the best partners in the world – they are the center of our universe andwe can’t do this without them”.The Microsoft Partner Program Awardsrecognizes Microsoft Partners that havedeveloped and delivered exceptional Mi-crosoft-based solutions over the past year.Customer Experience - recognizes apartner who has provided consistentlyexceptional customer satisfaction or anexceptional engagement framework withMicrosoft through outreach and participa-tion across a range of activities.
SMS proTECHHonored as FY10H2Heartland AreaPartner AwardWinner byMicrosoft for Customer Experience
This is the first RD Jones/Tuttle JointVenture project and the team will be workingwith many different entities including TheCity of Lima, Norfolk Southern Railroad,CSX Railroad, URS, Jacobs Engineering,Poggemeyer Design Group, ODOT, andAmerican Structurepoint.Tuttle Senior Project Manager, RobBrown stated, “The Tuttle and R.D. Jonesteam is very excited to be involved in thislocal project, which is partially funded by theAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act,and we are ready to hit the ground running.”Construction of the new project is sched-uled to start the beginning of May 2010 andis expected to be completed by February2012.
Tuttle
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Volume 18, No. 7Publisher Donald R. HempleContributing WritersJeffrey GitomerAdvertising Donald R. Hemple
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Builder confidence in the market fornewly built, single-family homes rose fora second consecutive month in May to itshighest level in more than two years, ac-cording to the latest National Associationof Home Builders/Wells Fargo HousingMarket Index (HMI), released today. TheHMI gained three points to 22 in May, itshighest point since August of 2007.“Builders surveyed for the HMI at thebeginning of May were undoubtedly re-acting to the heightened consumer interestthey had just witnessed as the deadline forhome buyer tax credits arrived at the endof April,” said Bob Jones, Chairman of theNational Association of Home Builders(NAHB) and a home builder from Bloom-field Hills, Mich. “Builders are also hope-ful that the solid momentum that the taxcredits initiated will continue even nowthat those incentives are gone.”“The really encouraging part of today’sHMI is that sales expectations for the nextsix months continued to gain, despite theexpiration of the home buyer tax credits atthe end of April,” said NAHB Chief Econ-omist David Crowe. “This means buildersare more comfortable that the market istruly beginning to recover, and that posi-tive factors for buying a new home – lowinterest rates, great selection, stabilizingprices, and a recovering job market – aretaking the place of tax incentives to gener-ate buyer demand.”Crowe was quick to point out, how-ever, that while builder confidence hasimproved from the depths of the housingdownturn, it is still quite low by historicstandards. “Obviously we still have a longway to go, and it’s worth repeating thatcontinued challenges such as the criticallack of project financing, inappropriate ap-praisal procedures, competition from shortsales and foreclosures, and the soaringcosts of some building materials are majorobstacles on the path to a healthier housingmarket and economy,” he said.Derived from a monthly survey thatNAHB has been conducting for more than20 years, the NAHB/Wells Fargo HousingMarket Index gauges builder perceptionsof current single-family home sales andsales expectations for the next six monthsas “good,” “fair” or “poor.” The survey alsoasks builders to rate traffic of prospectivebuyers as “high to very high,” “average”or “low to very low.” Scores for each com-ponent are then used to calculate a sea-sonally adjusted index where any numberover 50 indicates that more builders viewsales conditions as good than poor.Each of the HMI’s three component in-dexes posted three-point gains in May. Thecomponent gauging current sales condi-tions climbed to 23, its highest level sinceJuly of 2007. The component gaugingsales expectations in the next six monthsrose to 28, its highest point since Novem-ber 2009, and the component gauging traf-fic of prospective buyers improved to 16,its best showing since September 2009.The HMI also posted gains in every re-gion in May. The Northeast, which has thesmallest survey sample and is thereforesubject to greater month-to-month volatil-ity, rose 14 points to 35, its highest pointsince June of 2007. The Midwest posteda two-point gain to 17, while the Southregistered a one-point gain to 22, and theWest posted a seven-point gain to 20.
The really encouraging part of today’s HMI is that salesexpectations for the next sixmonths continued to gain, despitethe expiration of the home buyertax credits at the end of April.
 – David Crowe,NAHB chief economist

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