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Findlay in Hancock County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Independent Company

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 27, 2020
1. Independent Company Marker
Inscription.  In 2011, Marathon Oil Corporation decided to split its upstream and downstream business segments into two separate companies, independent of the another, and each with a rich, shared history. Marathon Oil Corporation remained in Houston as an exploration and production company. As a refining, marketing and transportation company, Marathon Petroleum Corporation would stay in Findlay.

Now traded on the New York Stock Exchange as MPC, the company counted Speedway LLC among its key assets. The wholly owned gas and convenience store chain has been headquartered in Enon, Ohio, since 1991. MPLX, a master limited partnership, was formed in 2012.

In 2014, Marathon Petroleum embarked on a major campus expansion to its Findlay headquarters, solidifying its commitment to the community that has hosted the company for generations.

When it was built in 1902, the original three-story building at the corner of Hardin and Main was a major Findlay landmark.

Over the years, the building expanded, adding more stories and expanding down both streets. MPC's office building complex is a local landmark, a fitting

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By TeamOHE, May 27, 2020
2. Independent Company Marker
symbol of decades of growth and change.
 
Erected by Marathon Petroleum Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 2.129′ N, 83° 39′ W. Marker is in Findlay, Ohio, in Hancock County. Marker is on S. Main Street (Ohio Route 37), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Findlay OH 45840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Names Will Change (here, next to this marker); Growing Pains (here, next to this marker); Findlay and Beyond (here, next to this marker); Donnell Legacy (here, next to this marker); Early Beginnings (here, next to this marker); Versatile Hydrocarbon (here, next to this marker); Refineries Multiply (here, next to this marker); Marketing Petroleum (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Findlay.
 
Independent Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 27, 2020
3. Independent Company Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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