Rep. Boccieri: Poland Manufacturing Company To Expand With State Support
Vivo Brothers, Inc. to build new facility, expand area workforce
January 11, 2016
[ John A. Boccieri Home | John A. Boccieri Press ]

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today announced that $333,000 in state funds have been awarded to Poland company Vivo Brothers, Inc. to expand their manufacturing business and create new jobs. The funds were released through the Regional 166 Loan Program and will help finance the building of a new manufacturing facility in Columbiana. As a result of the project made possible through state assistance, the company has committed to create eight full-time jobs and retain 28 existing full-time jobs, with 16 of the retained jobs being located at the project’s new location.

“Companies like Vivo Brothers, Inc. that hire, train, and employ skilled workers help support the local economy and drive our state in a positive direction,” said Boccieri. “Local businesses form the bedrock of our communities by putting people to work, and it is critical that we support them at the state level.”

Vivo Brothers, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Vince Vivo, and in 2000 he was joined by his brother, Nick. The Poland-headquartered company offers a full range of services from design and drafting to delivery and installation of custom cabinetry and counter tops for commercial and retails businesses. The company's customers include the Pittsburgh Steelers, Giant Eagle, area schools, wellness centers, credit unions, and hospitals.

Featured Posts

Boccieri: BRAC Report Good First Step To Protect Ohio Military Installations


State Rep John Boccieri (D-Poland) today said that the State of Ohio’s Base Realignment and Closure’s (BRAC) Task Force recommendations are a good first step toward strengthening military assets in Ohio. The Task Force’s primary mission was to identify all federal assets, including military bases, and speak toward their value in terms of military mission as well as the economic benefit they provide to communities.


Lawmakers Concerned School Rating Overhaul Leaves Youngstown Schools Behind


State Reps. John Boccieri (D-Poland) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today expressed concern about House Bill (HB) 591, a Republican-led effort to once again overhaul the state’s school report card system. The bill would leave current triggers in place for schools that are under or near academic distress—a move the lawmakers say unfairly targets districts in academic distress like Youngstown, Lorain and at least 22 other districts across the state.



Ohio House Passes Measure Urging Selection Of Camp Ravenna As Missile Defense System


State Reps. John Boccieri (D-Poland), Mike O’Brien (D-Warren), Glenn W. Holmes (D-Girard) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today applauded the Ohio House for unanimously passing Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 8, which calls on the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (USMDA) to select Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center as the preferred site for a future east coast Missile Defense system. MDA, a sub-agency of the Department of Defense (DOD), announced its consideration of Camp Ravenna among two other locations for a potential future deployment of additional ground-based interceptors for homeland defense.