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Savage and Associates Complex

Room 2200
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390


Friends of the Center

Thank you to the following companies for supporting our Center!

sjs investment services

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SJS Investment Services is an investment advisory firm that has been advising people, families, organizations and communities, managing their assets, and in general being there for them since 1955. SJS accomplishes this through its proprietary process called MarketPlus Investing and with a team of people whose small-town values put YOU first, all the time, every time. SJS Investment Services works nationwide and serves individual investors, institutional investors, corporations, financial institutions, and public entities. The company is headquartered in Slyvania, Ohio, and has offices in Scottsdale, AZ and Chicago. 

Toth industries

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Toth Industries was originally founded in 1955 and has reflected the same mission of "Doing whatever it takes to provide customers quality, precision-machined parts" ever since. Today Toth proudly and strongly reflects this in their relationships and partnerships with their customers. Their dedication to customer service is one of the reasons they remain to this day, a values parts supplier to major companies in the United States and throughout the world.


IMCO Carbide Tool

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IMCO Carbide Tool was founded in 1977 in the heart of the U.S. Midwest manufacturing belt. Today, they are recognized as leaders in advanced cutting tool technologies with distributors in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. IMCO tools are sourced and made in the U.S. with all the product and services integrity that implies.


Concept rehab

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Concept Rehab provides a full continuum of rehabilitation services for all senior living settings, including skilled nursing facilities, outpatient therapy and home health. Concept Rehab is committed to delivering optimal clinical care, utilizing specialized programs with documented results, based on the belief it is possible to combine the clinical and financial aspects of therapy to benefit both the resident and the facility. 


The ohio & michigan paper company

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The Ohio & Michigan Paper Company has been delivering quality products and expert business advice to businesses throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan since 1868. The company's mission is to constantly seek to improve their ability to provide their present and future customers with the highest quality service and merchandise in a manner that is convenient, efficient, and valued by the customer. 


Spangler Candy

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Spangler Candy was founded in 1906, and remains a family-owned company. Today, Spangler Candy is headquartered in Bryanm Ohio, with a co-manufacturing facility in Juarez, Mexico. Their products include lollipops, candy canes and marshmallow candies. They manufacture and market the licensed brand names of Jelly Belly, Smarties, Oreo, Swedish Fish, Sour Patch and select candy cane items. 


Kripke Enterprises Inc.

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Kripke Enterprises was founded in 1993 and has since grown into one of the country's premiere Non-Ferrous brokerages. Kripke Enterprises prides itself on running an efficient, honest business, which is only possible due to the high caliber of people that are a part of the team. They provide many value added benefits such as hedging, trucking, storage, etc. 




Triple diamond plastics

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Triple Diamond Plastics was established in early 2005, and now has more than 30 years of collective experience in the manufacturing design and mold-making industry. This Woman owned business continues to understand, meet and strive to exceed customer requirements. Triple Diamond Plastics offers a broad range of distribution packaging and structural foam molded solutions to meet the needs of a variety of industries.  


mb capital

Since 1988, MB Capital has invested more than $20 million in over 10 companies. Throughout this time, they have been firmly focused on one thing: growth- a goal that has recently intensified with their international expansion. MB Capital is a tight-nit family company, each sharing the common goal of helping proactive businesses reach their next levels. 


Foundation Steel

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Foundation Steel, LLC performs rebar jobs that range anywhere from a few tons to over 4,000 tons and includes small foundation jobs as well as large highway bridges. Their structural division has experience in everything from  small PEMB jobs to setting large highway bridges. At Foundation Steel, employees are their most important resource and they greatly value each and every one, which represents itself in the quality of work provided to contractors.             



Dowling Steel                                                      http://www.dowlingsteel.com/

Laibe electric/technology


Laibe Electric/Technology was founded in 1926 in Toledo, Ohio. After more than 90 years, we continue as a family owned and operated business. We provide a diversified and complete line of service, installation and product offerings to our customers including commercial and industrial electrical systems, site lighting, building automation and temperature control, refrigeration power and control, fire, security and sound systems. 


the countertop shop


The Countertop Shop was originally started in 1990 as a  commercial cabinet company. The Countertop Shop provides only the best name brand  products and uses state of the art equipment to measure, fabricate and install  countertops.The mission of The Countertop Shop is to surpass our customers’  expectations by providing excellent innovative products, precise and reliable  service, and efficient on-time delivery at competitive prices.


Peak electric inc. 


Established in 2000, Peak has evolved into a single source provider for wholesale electrical products, lighting, facility maintenance supplies as well as truck supplies and equipment. Peak continues to be recognized throughout Ohio as an industry leader focused on maintaining the best support staff and most reliable products available.  


the trust company


Founded in 1990, The Trust Company recognizes and honors the responsibilities bestowed upon it by families, businesses, Taft-Hartley arrangements and non-profit organizations. We actively manage investment portfolios and serve client needs, shouldering the fiduciary responsibility inherent to and protected by our role as corporate trustee.
The company remains independent and privately-held with founding families continuing as owners and clients.   


Designetics, inc


Designetics customizes solutions for our partners’ challenges. We’re problem-solvers, with wide-ranging capabilities.

For decades, we’ve been at the leading edge of designing and manufacturing application systems. Our work is performance-proven, precision-driven and always innovating.


Northwood industries


Northwood Industries is a multi-generation family business that began in 1968. Northwood provides precision machined component parts, mechanical assemblies and engineering design services to manufacturing companies throughout the North America, Europe, and Asia.

Our business grows through serving customers by blending the talent of our highly trained machinists with state-of-the-art computer aided design and machining technologies.



2 scale

Everyone has a story to tell, including your company brand. We are experts at bringing that story to life. Contact us for innovative 2D & 3D branding visuals.


hirzel canning company


Hirzel Canning, producers of Dei Fratelli products, was founded in 1923 by Carl Hirzel. The farm continues to be passed down nearly a century later on to the fifth generation of family.  

Hirzel Farms works closely with over 30 local, family growers in NW Ohio and SE Michigan to grow the highest quality produce and provide the most flavorful tomato products. Hirzel works to maintain the integrity of the soil and preserving the food that is provided. 




NAMSA is a medical research organization providing expert regulatory, laboratory, clinical, and compliance services to medical device and healthcare product manufacturers. 

At every stage of the product development process, we provide strategic guidance and tactical support to help clients commercialize medical products in the major markets of the world. 


crescent manufacturing Co.

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Founded in 1898, Crescent is a specialty blade manufacturer and the only firm in the U.S. dedicated solely to specialty blade design and production. 

As the world's leading specialty blade producer, we use the knowledge of more than 100 years' experience to produce custom blades of unequaled sharpness, durability, and quality. 


bard manufacturing

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Bard Manufacturing Company began in 1914, in a second story office building in Bryan, Ohio. Dale Bard founded a small heating and plumbing contracting business. Over 100 years later and they are on fourth generation family leadership. Our modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment allow us to deliver consistent, quality products to our globally expanded market. Bard is the industry’s leading innovator of wall-mount air conditioning and heat pump technology.

Bard has been committed to highest quality in the engineering and manufacturing climate control solutions since the beginning, and it is what distinguishes the Bard name today. We take a proactive approach to quality, testing each unit individually before we ship it.


SHrader tire & oil

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Shrader Tire & Oil is a locally owned and operated commercial truck tire and lubricant supplier. Throughout Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, we provide the highest quality products and services to truck fleets and manufacturers.


surface combustion


Founded in 1915 on a patented heating concept, Surface Combustion has continued to redefine performance limits and introduce a wide variety of advancements in thermal processing equipment. 

Innovation is tradition which has led to more than 645 patents and 75 registered trademarks support our technical accomplishments.


R.S. Hanline and company


The R.S. Hanline Company is a proud supplier of value-added fresh produce to all tiers of food distribution. For over 25 years, we have been a dedicated partner to some of the most reputable food service, retail, food manufacturing, and wholesale distribution companies in the country.  Strategically located in Shelby, Ohio, our company operates out of a 220,000 square foot facility that is equipped with sixteen separate temperature-controlled storage units and processing areas.



jerl machine, inc


Since 1975, Jerl Machine has provided precision metalworking and machining for a diverse group of industrial and manufacturing customers. We take pride in employing highly skilled toolmakers and engineers, investing in state-of-the-art technology, and fostering an environment of continuous improvement. Jerl Machine’s core competencies include large part machining, CNC turning and milling, bending, welding, and major component sub-assemblies. At Jerl Machine, we don’t view quality as merely something to check at the end of a process, but rather a commitment to excellence every step along the way.


Granite City pickling and warehouse

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Granite City Pickling and Warehouse has been pickling steel in Granite City, IL since 1984. A majority of our work is for the local steel mill. We process for their customers who require first class quality and service. We provide the final inspection of the steel that the mill ships to critical customers like Ford Motor Company, Tower Automotive, and many others.


Bellevue Manufacturing company

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bollin label company

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Bollin Label Systems is a dynamic, family-owned and trusted name in the label printing industry for over 40 years. We have provided quality label solutions that connect with consumers or provide labeling solutions in many industries, nationwide.
Our collaborative approach is used industrial, consumer goods, warehouse, supermarkets and food processors markets. In addition, Bollin Labels Systems can assist you with Monarch labelers and labels, thermal printers and ribbons.
To learn more about us, visit www.bollin.com


Pioneer Industrial systems


At Pioneer Industrial Systems, we pride ourselves in identifying solutions. Combining this ability with our love for new technology, and a strong desire to create, allows Pioneer to push the boundaries of industrial engineering and machine building. Pairing our world-class employees with solid business processes, enables Pioneer Industrial Systems to offer our customers an engineered solution that not only meets their needs, but exceeds their expectations. Pioneer Industrial Systems designs, builds, programs, and integrates sophisticated automated equipment. We are proud to be an authorized FANUC integrator and have earned the distinction of Strategic Market Specialist in the tire industry.



Giant Industries

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Founded in 1977, Giant is a manufacturer and distributor of high pressure positive displacement pumps, accessories, power units and towels. Pumping water and/or water-like fluids up to 625 GPM with some pumps capable of reaching up to 50,000 PSI. Fluid temperature can reach 220 degrees Fahrenheit. Common markets are Sewer Cleaning, Pressure Washer, Car Wash, Oil Field, Steel, Automotive, Paper & Pulp, Heat Exchange cleaning, Misting/Humidity Control and many more.



gross electric

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Gross Electric is the oldest independent, family owned lighting distributor in the area. For over 100 years we have been a distributor of lighting fixtures & electrical products to retail, contractor and end user market.




research metrics

Founded in 2004, Shopmetrics is a company that offers technology platform solutions to mystery shopping and market research providers worldwide. Today Shopmetrics is a global organization with offices in North America and Europe. With over 80 full-time, dedicated developers and product specialists we are committed to providing technology that is the industry benchmark in mystery shopping and market research.

Our products such as the Shopmetrics mystery shopping platform, MobiAudit mobile scheduling and data-collection app, and Surveo survey collection and reporting suite are in use in over 80 countries worldwide. Together these tools provide a fully-integrated suite for online and offline data collection, storage, delivery and analysis. Our clients realize significant cost savings and efficiency improvements as they utilize our products to achieve maximum control and insight into their critical daily operations.




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Last Updated: 12/3/18