Construction has started in Jackson Township for the planned business park along Pittsburg Avenue NW.

JACKSON TWP.  Another tract of the former Rohrer Farm is being developed for offices.

Crews have started clearing 9.28 acres on the east side of Pittsburg Street NW in the 8200 block for the Turtle Bay Development. Adkins Building Co., based in Green, is handling the project.

Plans call for a 21,000-square-foot building that will be used by Brookwood Management Co., which will bring all of the company's corporate employees together at a single location. The Brookwood Management businesses include Lemmon Development, NAI Spring and Danbury Senior Living.

Turtle Bay Development is across the street from Comdoc, which opened its new offices and warehouse earlier this year.

Brookwood hopes to see the building completed by the end of February and occupied by April. For now, the development will have a single building.

Brian Spring, president of Brookwood, said the building can been expanded in the future, if needed, or there is room for a second building to be constructed.

The company offers residential and commercial property management services, along with development services through the Lemmon Development and NAI Spring businesses. Danbury Senior Living has 20 locations in Ohio, along with three more under construction, that are managed by Brookwood.

Surgere expands

Supply chain innovator Surgere has opened a subsidiary on Mexico and is adding offices in Detroit and Nashville.

The Latin American operation — Technologias Avanzadas Surgere de Mexico — is located Aguascalientes, Mexico. With more than 1,300 suppliers and automotive plants within 200 kilometers of Aguascalientes, Surgere anticipates growth by setting up there.

David Hampton, Surgere’s vice president for international operations, said the company is expanding to provide "tactical, localized support for the implementation of Surgere’s technology globally."

Making the international move helps Surgere, which is based at 5399 Lauby Road in Green, connect clients to its AutoSphere operation, which smooths supply line connections between parts suppliers and auto companies. Surgere’s efforts help AutoSphere members reduce costs and increase productivity through the supply chain.

"Central Mexico is the automotive hub for Latin America — making it a natural progression — and a welcomed challenge for us," Hampton said in a statement announcing the move.

AutoSphere members are relying on Surgere to provide visibility in what has been a challenging area to get consistent information, Hampton said.

Surgere hopes to have the Mexico office fully staffed before the end of this year. Offices in Detroit and Nashville will be opened next year. The company said it also is considering expansion of its headquarters.

Surgere also has joined the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance, which shares a common mission to adopt blockchain technology and move it forward. The company believes blockchain will improve its ability to identify and and track transactions digitally, and to share the information.

Rusty Coleman, Surgere’s vice president of digital transformation, said blockchain "enables instant visibility of inventory transactions."

Promoted at Humana

Former Canton resident Susan Diamond has been named segment president for home business at Humana, based in Louisville, Ky.

Humana's home solutions business aligns home care elements into a single operating that attempts to offer an integrated care delivery model for consumers. Diamond will lead Humana At Home as well as home nursing and in-home assessment operations.

The new role places Diamond in Humana's management team and she reports to Bruce Broussard, president and chief executive officer.

She joined the company in 2006 as a strategic adviser focused on investment and acquisitions, before taking on duties in the Medicare and corporate finance organizations. A 1991 graduate of GlenOak High School, Diamond worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prosperitas Investment Partners and Smoothstone IP Communications before joining Humana.

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