Finding the Right Fuel to Power American Industry

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At Ohio Valley, like many businesses, we like to keep tabs on the issues that affect our industry interests.  One issue in particular affects an interesting cross-section of industries that we’re involved in, and so we’d like to address it here: the ethanol debate. A concern for both the farming and transportation industries, the ethanol […]

Ohio Valley and the Agricultural Industry

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Last time we talked a bit about the “lightweighting” trend, what it is, and how it applies to one of the primary industries we’re involved in, namely the trucking industry.  This time, we’d like to examine more specifically how the trend and our expertise therein dovetails with other more heavy duty applications of heavy gauge […]

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Lightweighting in Vehicle Manufacturing

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One of the biggest buzzwords currently in the motor vehicle manufacturing industry is “lightweighting”.  This refers to the attempt by auto and truck design and manufacturing companies to come up with the lightest weight vehicles possible, in order to be as fuel efficient as possible.  There are many schools of thought as to the best […]

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How PRAXIS Improves Our Processes

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At Ohio Valley manufacturing, we are constantly on the lookout for new ways to innovate, optimize, and streamline our business and our customer service.  Back in 2011, we implemented one of our greatest strategies to accomplishing these goals, and we’d like to take some time to explain just how valuable it is for our business […]

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Rising to the Challenge: Ohio’s Economic Recovery

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As the U.S. economy slowly recovers from the Great Recession, the workforce has its eye continually on the unemployment rate, job opportunities, and trends in hiring and job opening in order to reestablish the stability lost in the past decade.  Job seekers and students of the economy alike might be impressed with the economic performance […]

The Structure of Safety in American Manufacturing

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American manufacturing has been a regular part of the news cycle lately for many reasons: the several proposed “manufacturing renaissances” and other similar terms that are thrown about in conjunction with the automation and high tech manufacturing, the observed re-shoring trend, immigration considerations, trade considerations, and many other reasons.  Since June was National Safety Month, […]

Trucking Trends, and a Tradition of Innovation

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If you work in the trucking industry, you know about the Mid-America Trucking Show that just happened last month, and you would also know that one of the most talked about subjects at the show was fuel efficiency.  Selective catalytic reduction(SCR) has now been adopted by all the major trucking companies, and as the filling […]

Manufacturing Continues to Grow in Ohio

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As the nation remains cautiously optimistic over steady job growth, Ohio’s manufacturing industry, especially the auto sector, continues to add jobs as it rebounds from the worst of the recession. Manufacturing and Ohio have a long, successful history, and it is the driving force in the state’s economic re-emergence. Spurred by major growth in automobile […]