Biz Beat: Fanning Howey earns environmental award

First Posted: 6/11/2014

CELINA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently recognized Fanning Howey with a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

Fanning Howey, an architecture/engineering firm with offices in Celina and Dublin, was honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency.

Fanning Howey is the first architecture/engineering firm to receive the Sustained Excellence Award, which is the Energy Star’s program’s highest honor. The award recognizes Fanning Howey’s continued improvements in energy-efficient planning and design for K-12 schools, higher education facilities and environments for life-long learning.

In 2013, Fanning Howey clients in Ohio had 11 buildings receive the Designed to Earn the Energy Star designation, with an average 39.5 percent projected reduction in energy usage, compared to the baseline, per building. Fanning Howey has designed a total of 37 K-12 schools which received Designed to Earn the Energy Star.

“Fanning Howey is honored to receive this award,” said Terrance Liette, executive director of engineering for Fanning Howey. “We are committed to our partnership with Energy Star and are dedicated to increasing energy efficiency in our planning, design and energy management services, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment while at the same time providing a positive impact on operations for our Ohio clients.”

OhioMeansJobs to hold workshop on website use

LIMA — will hold a workshop on its website, which employers can use to post job openings.

In the workshop, people will register on the site, search resumes, contact job seekers, learn how to keep resumes organized, share files and information company wide and post jobs. The workshop is an opportunity to learn more about the employer side of OhioMeansJobs, the services at the OMJ Center in Allen County and network with local employment specialists.

First-time OMJ users should bring FEIN number and tax withholding account numbers. This is a requirement of employers to register on OMJ.

The workshop is 9 a.m. to noon June 25 and and July 23 at OhioMeansJobs Allen County, 1501 S. Dixie Highway. For details contact Stacey Pickens at 419-999-0314 or

MetoKote earns Honda award

LIMA — MetoKote Corp.’s Huber Heights facility was among the top service suppliers honored at the 16th annual American Honda Supplier Conference recently held in Toronto, Canada. Forty-nine of the 300-plus suppliers in attendance were recognized for outstanding key performance measures for service parts suppliers. American Honda evaluates suppliers monthly in the areas of quality, value and on-time delivery and annually recognizes those with outstanding performance on the combined performance in all three categories.

Frank Zack, plant manager of MetoKote Huber Heights, was thrilled with their achievement.

“We have worked diligently the past two years to align our service with the expectations of Honda,” Zack said. “We always concentrated on delivering a quality coated part but we did not realize the essence of the supplier performance score card. Once we engaged our team in the expectations of Honda, our overall scores took a giant leap.”

MetoKote Corp., established in 1969 and headquartered in Lima, serves customers in 30 facilities throughout the United States and the world.

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