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e x ce ll e n ce Founded: 1976 Douglas J. Kovatch, President Specialty: Investment Castings Employees: 180 Location: 3743 Tabs Drive, Uniontown Phone: 330-896-9944 Website: www.kovatchcastings.com K L to R: Mark Brislen, plant manager; David Everly, engineering manager; Douglas Kovatch, president; Martin Prenosil, Q.C. and NDT manager; and Frank Lysiak, vice president and CFO. ovatch Castings was founded by the late Frank Kovatch in 1976 on Home Avenue in Akron. “My father had a vision to provide jobs and honor the sacrifices of his immigrant parents,” says his son, Douglas J. Kovatch, the company’s president (pictured center with his senior managers.) “He had tremendous drive and determination, as well as a belief in himself and a sense of purpose provided by his personal faith.” Founded: 1980 Denver Hamrick, President Specialty: Truck Driver Training Programs, Massage Therapy Program, Practical Nursing Program Employees: 29 Location: 1156 Medina Rd., Medina Phone: 1-800-362-0098 Website: www.hamrickschool.edu S ince 1980, more than 10,000 students have graduated from Hamrick School truck driver train-ing programs. Most of Hamrick School’s graduates are employed by trucking companies, and representatives of the truck-ing companies actively serve on the Program Advisory Committee. This group aids in keep-ing the overall quality of training high and advises the school on aligning the curriculum in accordance with the current trends in the trucking industry. In 2006, the school’s facilities were expanded to accommodate enrollments into new allied health programs. Practical nursing program is scheduled to launch in the fall of 2012. Hamrick School’s best asset in the educa-tion process is its experienced faculty. Faculty members take pride in their performance, are passionate about the subjects they teach 52 akronlife june 2012

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