Amherst News-Times, 2000-09-13
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—t J ,L , Online book service at library — Page 6 Gridders remain undefeated — Page 7 Amherst News-Time Wednesday, September 13, 2000 Amherst, Ohio o £> x x z .p o o 3 x 3D < X M - rn _ yj I" */) •» » 3 •*. I> rH ' ) < -> "* Nordson plans to cut job losses by 2 The Nordson Corporation has announced it will reduce the number of projected layoffs it will experience from ISO jobs to 125. Nordson announced in October, 1999, that it would institute Action 2000, a 24-month companywide initiative to improve profits through consolidation and rea lignment of personnel. In November, 1999, Nordson announced the consolidation of U.S. operations that support the manufacture of its adhesive dispensing systems. That means the transfer of some manufacturing projects from Amherst and Elyria to the Nordson facilities in Georgia and Alabama. It was estimated previously that the move would cost the Ohio plants ISO jobs. In May, Nordson announced that the scheduled layoffs of union workes would be delayed until after the close of the company's fiscal year in November, and that an updated timetable for the layoffs would be announced in early September. But according to Bruce Waffen, director of corporate communications, business conditions continue to be favorable and an updated layoff schedule includes the reduction of layoffs by 25 positions. By Feb. 2, 2001, 53 assembly and 12 material handling positions at the Amherst and Elyria facilities will be eliminated. The workers will be laid off according to the provisions of the union contract, ratified Nov. 2, 1998. By April 2, 2001, an addi tional 50 asst material hand the two facili eliminated. ua*m nul IA. All workers affected by the layoffs, Waffen reported, are eligbile for severance benefits negotiated earlier this year, including separation and outplacement assistance. Bill Schuster's been on your side for 37 years; now he eyes retirement by JASON TOMASZEWSKI sonality and it is easy to see why h has achieved nearly 40 years of sue by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News-Times reporter For 36 years Bill Schuster has been selling insurance for Nationwide in AmhersL That's a long time for someone who planned on becoming a farmer. "I really love nature," stated Schuster. "I was selling produce and a gentleman asked me if I wanted to start selling insurance." The rest, as they say, is history. Schuster grew up on his parents farm in Elyria and would drive the produce into Cleveland to sell. While he did not receive any formal training in selling insurance, he did take several courses on the subject that were offered at local schools. Schuster made his mark by explaining exactly what his customers were buying. "You'd be surprised just how many people do not understand what they are getting into," explained Schuster. "All they are buying is a promise." Schuster has a very amiable per sonality and it is easy to see why he has achieved nearly 40 years of success. He has built a company that doesn't feel like a company. "You'd be surprised how many weddings I've been to invited by customers," Schuster said. "It was like we were family." Schuster's own family has been there for him over the years, and they have always supported him. "I have to give credit to my wife Gayle," said Schuster. "She never complained about late nights, and was always a back slapper." His four children Theresa, Allen, Susan, and Christine all worked at one time or another in Schuster's offices. The humble Schuster also is quick to cite his staff as a big reason he has been successful. "They really ran the office," explained Schuster. As Schuster retires Dan Trinter takes over the office on Cleveland Street Trinter has worked for Nationwide in Wellington, but makes the move to Amherst to fill the void left by his mentor. "When talking to people, they al- CONTINUED on page 14 Nationwide Insurance salesman and business owner Bill Schus- Wellington, ter will turn over his business to his friend Dan Trinter of Tower's a wreck unless $$ is raised by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News-Times reporter In about a month, the Amherst area will be in danger of losing a landmark. The wooden water tower at American Stone Corporation, formerly the Cleveland Quarries, which was built in the late 1880s, is scheduled for demolition. This historic piece of quarry equipment is one of the last remaining, intact wooden water towers in the central United States. It was used to provide the 350 gallon of water a minute needed to run just one of the many . gang saws located at the Cleveland Quarry's #8 Mill ■ The quarry is located on RL 113 in South AmhersL : Water was pumped into the tower by a central pipe that runs up the center of the tower. While the quarry built • the tower mote than a century ago it has only been inactive for the past 10 yean. The stone company is tearing down the tower to create room for more production lines and to clean up the site. The estimated cost to disassemble, move, repair, and reassemble the tower is more than $10000. THe Amherst Historical Society has raised more than 16,650 among itt : CONTINUED en paga 3 H ■• 1 ■ Nl i. ■Em ||i\i II / \ h \\Jr\ W Lai I 1 Sl 1 \i \« \ 1 1 \ 1 VI I ■ * 11 e-w '» J1" ■ m II W ' This historic tower, once used at the former Cleveland Quarries, could be razed if the historical society doesn't raise the cash to move tt. Cindy Gnagy looks over the original headstone that once graced the grave of Walter Zimmerman. Now, no one is sure wear it belongs or if the baby was moved to his parents' grave later on. Family wants baby's marker returned to family's spot by JASON TOMASZEWSKI tlailf ▼aaaak.ekj* 9a^^m^*m*fmm%M News iimas raponer Life is full of mysteries. What happened to Jimmy Hoffc? Was Lee Harvey Oswald a lone gunman? Is mere other life in the universe? Alloffhesei swer at this time, yet some people work to shed light ea ma mask is oded to ac* as tight to a local
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2000-09-13|
|Date of Original||13-SEP-2000|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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