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Business Notebook: 1/7 – The Blade


Trent Struffolino brings in a heater to a covered construction area at West Central Carryout in Sylvania Township. The heater is both for the comofort of the workers in the freezing conditions and for the bricks they are building with.



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Bricklayers and other workers from general contractor Canaan Construction Inc. of Sylvania, are making progress on a 5,000 square-foot-addition to the West Toledo Carryout at 8256 W. Central Ave. at Centennial Road in Sylvania Township. The $2-million project began in late November and will be finished by late spring or early summer. Plans call for the carryout, owned by NZR Retail of Toledo Inc., to become a state-of-the-art food and fuel center. Part of the existing store will be married with the new addition to make a larger carryout, with about 1,200 square feet left over for another tenant. Crews are adding underground gas tanks to the front of the property and a diesel tank in the rear to accommodate new gas pumps planned for the front of the carryout.


Christina Collins, vice president of operations at Burkett Restaurant Equipment Supplies in Perrysburg, has been named one of 18 Future Foodservice Leaders by Foodservice Equipment Supplies magazine.

Jared Lefevre has been elected as a new partner at Toledo law firm Eastman Smith Ltd.

Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements” in the message field.


■ The Toledo Club Toastmasters will meet at 7 a.m. Friday on the fifth floor of the Toledo Club at 14th Street and Madison Avenue, downtown Toledo. Open to the public and free. For more information, go online to

Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Email items to or fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Calendar” in the message field.


Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:

■ Friday-Sunday — Halker’s Gold Gymnastics Battle of Champions, Park Inn by Radisson/​SeaGate Convention Centre, 2,000, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday — Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, various properties, 200, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday — Walleye Winterfest Youth Hockey, Park Inn by Radisson/​Huntington Center, 2,500, regional.


The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office during November, 2017. For more information, call the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Business Technology Department at 419-259-5209. 

#9,822,580: Localized heating techniques incorporating tunable infrared elements for vacuum insulating glass units, and/​or apparatuses for same. Assigned to: Guardian Glass LLC, Auburn Hills, Mich. David J. Cooper, Canton, Mich.; Ryan L. Dear, Huntertown, Ind., and Robert A. Miller, Sylvania.

#9,822,837: Secondary dampening assembly for shock absorber. Assigned to: Tenneco Automotive Operating Co., Lake Forest, Ill. Gary W. Groves and William Thomas Benson, Toledo.

#9,822,838: Interference arrangement for spring. Assigned to: Barnes Group Inc., Bristol, Conn. Joel McCoy and Tyler Schroeder, Maumee, and Adrian Vine, Ann Arbor.

#9,827,861: System and method for vehicle battery charging. Assigned to: Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich. Allan Roy Gale, Livonia, Mich.; Paul Theodore Momcilovich, Tecumseh, Mich., and Michael W. Degner, Novi, Mich.

#9,828,615: Methods for high yield production of furans from biomass sugars at mild operating conditions. Assigned to: University of Toledo. Siamak Alipour, Sasidhar Varanasi, Patricia Relue, and Sridhar Viamajala,Toledo.

#D802,422: Container. Assigned to: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg. Douglas Laib and Young Lee, Perrysburg.

#D802,423: Container. Assigned to: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg. Douglas Laib and Young Lee, Perrysburg.

#D803,003: Dinnerware. Assigned to: G. G. Marck Associates Inc., Toledo. Gary G. Marck, Holland, Ohio, and Mouin B. Elkhatib, Toledo.

#D803,138: Hublock. Assigned to: Warn Industries Inc., Clackamas, Ore. Darren G. Fretz, Oregon City, Ore., and Mitchell R. Lawson, Perrysburg.

#D803,284: Fluid applicator. Assigned to: Designetics, Holland, Ohio. Craig A. Williams, Maumee, and Charles J. Barnhart and Bradley A. Spraw, Toledo.

#D803,914: Fluid applicator with flow diverter. Assigned to: Designetics, Holland, Ohio. Craig A. Williams, Maumee, and Charles J. Barnhart, Toledo.

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