EMPLOYMENT

Chapel Hill job fair postponed

Tallmadge-based Froggerjobs.com has postponed a job fair originally scheduled for this weekend at the site of the former Macy’s department store at Chapel Hill Mall in Akron.

Froggerjobs.com CEO John O’Neil said the mall requested the postponement so that it could make a maintenance update.

The job fair is now scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20-21.

O’Neil said the space can accommodate as many as 500 employers’ booths, and those wishing to reserve space can call 844-856-1466.

The event is expected to be the first use of the Macy’s space since the store — one of the mall’s three retail anchors — closed in early May. Since then, another anchor store, Sears, has also closed and a handful of other national retailers have exited the mall.

REAL ESTATE

Packaging company moves

A Plain Township-based packaging company will be moving its corporate offices to a new location in North Canton.

CBRE’s Akron-Canton office represented both the landlord and the tenant in the lease that will move Combi Packaging Systems LLC., a joint venture company with 3M and the Maillis Group, into a new, larger facility because of the recent growth of their company. This will be Combi’s new corporate office and house its manufacturing, engineering and management departments. Combi signed a long-term lease for the 156,000-square-foot property at at 6299 Dressler Road NW in North Canton.

TIRES

Goodyear innovation saluted

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. received the Tire Technology International Award for Innovation and Excellence in the category of environmental achievement at the 2018 Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany.

The award recognizes Goodyear’s breakthrough in applying soybean oil in the tread compound of tires as a replacement for traditional petroleum oil.

“Our work with the United Soybean Board presented a unique challenge and opportunity for our material scientists and tire engineers to employ soybean oil in the development of superior performing tires,” said Chris Helsel, Goodyear’s chief technology officer, in a news release.

CHEMICALS

DowDuPont plan emerges

DowDuPont is announcing the names of the three businesses it will become when it breaks itself into three, eight months after the Justice Department approved a $62 billion merger between the chemical giants Dow and DuPont.

The company said Monday that its agriculture division will be called Corteva Agriscience, based in Wilmington, Del. The division had more than $14 billion in revenue last year.

The second company, focused on materials science, will be based in Midland, Mich., and will keep the Dow name and red diamond logo.

The third spinoff, which produces and sells specialty products, will be called DuPont. Its headquarters will also be Wilmington.

The merger between Dow and DuPont, after being held up by regulators in the U.S. and abroad, was approved June 15.

DELIVERIES

UPS sues EU antitrust office

U.S. delivery giant UPS is suing the European Union’s antitrust regulator for blocking a merger with Dutch firm TNT Express, which later was snapped up by UPS rival FedEx Corp.

United Parcel Service Inc. is seeking $2.14 billion in compensation.

In a company release Monday, UPS said its proposed acquisition of TNT would have helped consumers. The Atlanta company said its compensation request was based on estimates of lost business made by independent experts.

UPS dropped its $6.9 billion bid in early 2013 after pushback from the European Commission, which feared that the tie-up would reduce choices for customers and drive up prices.

Compiled from staff and wire reports.