Tri-State Printing honored

Tri-State Printing received the Small Business Award for 2018 from the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance. Tri-State has been in business for more 60 years. Judy Bratten, executive director of Historic Fort Steuben and the Steubenville Visitors Center, nominated the firm, stating Tri-State combines experienced workers with modern automation and manufacturing efficiencies. The company creates, produces and distributes its products nationwide. Tri-State also is the parent of Fairmont Printing in Fairmont, W.Va. The nomination also noted the enhancements Tri-State has brought to downtown with its renovated facility at Third and Washington streets. More than 200 people attended the EODA awards event. Seven of the excellence awards were presented representing five counties in the 16-county EODA region. From left are Chris Abbuhl, EODA president; Richard Pflug, owner of Tri-state Printing; Jim Scoch, EODA executive director; and Bratten. EODA is a nonprofit association of business, industry, organizations, government and individuals who advocate public-private sector partnerships to stimulate economic development and enhance the region’s quality of life.

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