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9:45am EDT July 22, 2002

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved tax credits for three local companies. Alliance Carpet Cushion in Johnstown will receive a 55 percent tax credit for a seven-year term to expand its manufacturing operations. The $4.7 million project is expected to create 50 jobs within the first three years of operation.

Horizons Video & Film Inc. in Upper Arlington will receive a 55 percent tax credit for a six-year term to consolidate and expand operations by rehabilitating the former DeSantis mansion. The estimated $4.65 million project is expected to create 41 jobs and retain 57 jobs within the first three years of operation.

Micro Industries Corp. in Columbus will receive a 60 percent tax credit for a five-year term to expand its integrated systems products operation. The estimated $2.5 million project is expected to create 42 jobs and retain nine jobs within the first three years of operation.

Columbus-based Equity Construction has completed construction on two new medical office buildings and completed an addition to the existing Newark Surgery Center. The three single-story medical buildings consist of 44,565 square feet of office space and will house the medical facilities of several area physicians, including orthopedics and a pharmacy.

RWS Building Co. has been awarded a contract for the Grace Memorial Church of Christ Christian Union’s new facility at 464 Rathmill Road. The project, which includes a multipurpose building, education wing and related site work, is scheduled for completion in May.

Two local businesses have been awarded 504 loans from the Small Business Administration. Graphics Awards of Columbus received a $675,000 loan. M•Engineering Inc. of Westerville received more than $2 million in financing.

Columbus-based Custom Coach has leased motor coaches for the 2000 election to presidential contenders John McCain, Steve Forbes and George W. Bush.

Hoggy’s, a Columbus group of restaurants known for barbecue and homemade specialties, has broken ground on its newest site at Sancus Boulevard and Polaris Parkway. The new location is scheduled to open in March.

Mills/James Productions has produced an animated game opener video for a German pro soccer team. The team, owned by Bayer, selected Mills/James for the project after seeing a similar video the local company produced for the Columbus Crew last year.

Columbus architecture and construction firm NitschkeSampsonDietz has been selected as a 1999 Pacesetter Award winner from the National Association of Home Builders Custom Builders Committee and Custom Home Magazine.

Ohio Equities LLC has won the property management contract for Executive Jet Inc.’s new 200,000-square-foot operational headquarters at Port Columbus International Airport. Ohio Equities will provide full-time management services for Executive Jet’s hangar and administrative offices.

Baird Communications Inc. will provide various services for several new clients, including media relations for “Disney on Ice — Toy Story” during its Columbus engagement this month; promotion of a new fiberoptic system delivering cable TV, cable modem and telephone service to Northeastern Ohio by Conneaut Telephone Co. of Conneaut; and completion of a radio and print advertising program for the grand opening of the Columbus Speech and Hearing Center’s new building at 510 E. North Broadway.

Greencrest, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm, has signed Charles Penzone Inc. to its client list.

Columbus-based Moody/Nolan Ltd. has received the Award of Merit rom the National Organization of Minority Architects for its work on the Smith Brothers Hardware Building renovation. The firm worked closely in the planning and design phase with the building owner, Retail Planning Associates.

Upper Arlington-based National Church Residences has been awarded five grants totaling more than $19 million for the construction of affordable senior housing facilities in Indiana, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The new Ohio facilities include a 49-unit building on Tussing Road for Franklin County citizens.