ON THE MOVE

Kent firm QualityIP names

technical operations manager

QualityIP, a managed information technology services provider in Kent, has promoted Jennifer Hendershot to the newly created position of technical operations manager.

• Kenneth M. Zerrusen, a 12-year veteran of the personal injury law firm Kisling, Nestico & Redick, has been named a partner.

ENVIRONMENT

State to help two businesses

with air-pollutant reduction

Two local businesses have received funding approval from a state agency to reduce air pollutants.

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority said Stu’s Dry Cleaners of Brunswick and White Swan Cleaners of Tallmadge will both use the financing to purchase equipment designed to improve air quality at the businesses.

White Swan Cleaners, which employs 35 at its West Avenuelocation, plans to purchase wet-cleaning equipment and is eligible for up to $128,841 in Clean Air Resource Center funding. CARC is an arm of the development authority that helps small businesses reduce emissions.

Stu’s Dry Cleaners will buy more efficient dry cleaning equipment with the funds. It has approval for $46,834 from CARC.

COFFEE

Starbucks expanding delivery

in its U.S. and China markets

Starbucks announced at a Thursday investor presentation that it is expanding delivery to more stores in the United States and China as it tries to accelerate growth in those two markets.

The company says it will offer delivery from 2,000 U.S. stores by next summer through a partnership with Uber Eats. It isn't yet saying which stores will offer it.

In China, delivery will be offered from 2,000 stores in 30 cities by the end of this year, up from 150 stores at the end of September.

TECHNOLOGY

Apple includes Pittsburgh

in planned U.S. hiring spree

Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents while adding more luster to a Southwestern city that has already become a bustling tech hub.

The decision, announced Thursday, comes 11 months after Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed plans to open a major office outside California. The company said it will also open offices in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, Calif., each employing at least 1,000 workers over the next three years.

Apple also pledged to add hundreds of jobs each in New York; Pittsburgh; Boston; Boulder, Colo.; and Portland, Ore.