Saturday, March 20, 2004

Tristate summary

P&G sends water filters to D.C.

Procter & Gamble Co. this week said it had donated 12,000 PUR water filters to the District of Columbia for distribution to homes with lead water service lines. The district's health department recommended last month that women who are pregnant or breast feeding in about 23,000 homes with lead water service lines should not drink unfiltered water.

Publisher controls real estate book

Network Communications Inc., publisher of The Real Estate Book, this week said it bought operating control of The Real Estate Books of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeast Indiana and Cleveland West. The Scanlon Co. Inc. has represented the Real Estate Book locally since 1989. Each month, more than 2,500 homes are displayed in the magazine or online.

Bonfield named R.A. Jones CEO

Gordon B. Bonfield, a 30-year veteran of the packaging industry, has been named president and CEO of R.A. Jones & Co. Inc., Crescent Springs-based maker of packaging machinery. Bonfield, formerly president of Multi-Color Corp.'s Quick Pak division, succeeds Ralph J. Olson, who remains chairman of R.A. Jones.

Honda praises 2 auto suppliers

Two Cincinnati area auto suppliers were recognized by Honda of America Manufacturing for outstanding performance at the automaker's annual supplier conference. Amtex Inc., Lebanon supplier of automotive interiors, was recognized for quality and environmental excellence while Clarion Corp. of America, Walton audio supplier, was recognized for delivery performance.

Staff reports

Water will connect homes of up to $2M
Ashland leaving oil business
Eight women broke barriers
List of YWCA Career Woman of Achievement winners
$325M deal ends Global Crossing suit
Chiquita Center changes hands
Long-term coverage needs right balance
Jury still thinking in Tyco execs' trial
Tristate summary