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SSOE gets top rankings
Toledo-based SSOE, one of the nation’s largest architecture and engineering firms, has been named to top spots in recently released 2009 national rankings.
SSOE ranked 10 among the top 500 design firms, up two spots from 2008. In addition, the firm was ranked 71 among the top 100 pure design firms compared to 73 in 2008 and 14 among the top 20 manufacturing design firms nationwide. SSOE ranked 21 in manufacturing in 2008.
SSOE was also ranked third nationally by
Commercial Construction Magazine for total billings among commercial engineers and fifth in the nation in total commercial projects among commercial architects. In addition, Modern Healthcare Magazine recently listed SSOE among the top 100 architectural firms serving the healthcare industry nationwide.
FirstMerit hires senior VP
FirstMerit Corporation has hired Rollie N. Abel as senior vice president and commercial banking manager for the company’s Toledo region.
Prior to joining FirstMerit, he was senior vice president, corporate banking for National City Bank.
Abel has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.