BIRTHDAY: Steubenville-based Voto Rigging, Digging Hose Products & More is celebrating its 75th year in business.
The employee-owned company, in business since April 14, 1938, will mark the anniversary with a dinner-cruise on the Gateway Clipper for its 51 employees.
Voto serves the industrial market, including the oil and gas industry.
"We're excited about it and want to celebrate with our employees, that's why we decided to do the dinner-cruise," Voto President Janie Mayle said. "And we're looking forward now to hitting the century mark with the company."
HIRED: Matt Caprarese, a Colliers area native and 1996 graduate of Brooke High School, is the new division manager - environmental and utilities for ArcelorMittal.
Caprarese succeeds David Minda, who is retiring after 35 years of service.
Caprarese's responsibilities will include managing operations and personnel associated with all environmental control facilities, utilities and environmental compliance programs.
He previously served as a manager of corporate environmental control at U.S. Steel, corporate environmental manager for PTC Alliance Corp. and project engineer for Chester Engineers.
A registered professional engineer and certified hazardous materials manager, Caprarese is a graduate of Bethany College, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in environmental science, and Point Park University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.
Caprarese plans to return to the Weirton area with his wife Jamie and daughter Lucy.
JOBS: With its grand opening set for May 27, the new Texas Roadhouse at the Fort Steuben Mall already is hiring full- and part-time workers.
Construction of the 6,700-square-foot restaurant began in late fall. When it's done, the company looks to employ roughly 200 people locally. Applications are accepted at the site weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The restaurant serves dinner only on weekdays, and will open at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for lunch and dinner.