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Old 10-24-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Tech Town was originally supposed to be Tool Town, a sort of industrial campus/incubator/research center for the local machine tool/tool & die industry. This was part of a bigger plan to keep this local manufacturing speciality competetive in the global market.

Somewhere down the pike "they" figured that this metalworking sector was slowly shrinking rather than growing, so re-poistioned the concept from Tool-Town to Tech-Town, to do soemthng more hi-tech, maybe involved with spin-off technology from Wright-Patterson AFB.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Beavercreek, OH
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Planet Fitness to open in Centerville
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Planet Fitness is expanding to Centerville, hoping to open in time to capitalize on New Year’s resolutions.

Regional Manager Ty Singleton said the new 23,000-square-foot location is part of a five-year plan to open five locations throughout Dayton.

New Family Dollar store coming to Huber Heights
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Family Dollar is expected to start building an 8,300-square-foot store on Brandt Pike in Huber Heights within the next month, according to city officials.

The store will employ eight to 10 people and it is projected to open in mid-2013, the second Family Dollar store to open in Huber Heights in the last year.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: A voice of truth, shouted down by fools.
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Originally Posted by Dayton Sux View Post
Tech Town was originally supposed to be Tool Town, a sort of industrial campus/incubator/research center for the local machine tool/tool & die industry. This was part of a bigger plan to keep this local manufacturing speciality competetive in the global market.

Somewhere down the pike "they" figured that this metalworking sector was slowly shrinking rather than growing, so re-poistioned the concept from Tool-Town to Tech-Town, to do soemthng more hi-tech, maybe involved with spin-off technology from Wright-Patterson AFB.

Also down the pike the proposed adaptive re-use of the old Frigidaire loft factory on the site was nixed and they tore that down.

So now they have this nicely landscaped site with two new buildings up. Not sure whats actually in those buildings (if anything) since I stopped keeping up with the plan after the demolition of the old loft factory.
Their web site sure talks it up.

My opinion is that Dayton has tried to leverage internet and computer technology stuff where it has no current competitive advantages or track records.

I will keep saying til I'm blue in the face that Lexis-Nexis should have been in Google's position but because of entrenched Daytonian management pig headedness completely blew any strategic advantage in info services. And Lexis is the pinnacle of the local IT business community.

Whereas Dayton is indelibly and historically associated with machine tools and metalworking. It's not generic whatsoever - it requires specific expertise and technology investment. Why is this sector supposedly declining? With expanding world markets for manufactured goods - IE, needing more factories - it seems outright moronic that Dayton's current assets were thrown away in favor of an initiative where the local region has little credibility or local engineering culture to support it. (name any major internet tech businesses based around Dayton.)

Grumble.

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Old 10-26-2012, 12:55 AM
 
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Tech Town was originally supposed to be Tool Town, a sort of industrial campus/incubator/research center for the local machine tool/tool & die industry. This was part of a bigger plan to keep this local manufacturing speciality competetive in the global market.

Somewhere down the pike "they" figured that this metalworking sector was slowly shrinking rather than growing, so re-poistioned the concept from Tool-Town to Tech-Town, to do soemthng more hi-tech, maybe involved with spin-off technology from Wright-Patterson AFB.

Also down the pike the proposed adaptive re-use of the old Frigidaire loft factory on the site was nixed and they tore that down.

So now they have this nicely landscaped site with two new buildings up. Not sure whats actually in those buildings (if anything) since I stopped keeping up with the plan after the demolition of the old loft factory.
The former factory building had caught on fire. Given how dilapidated the building was before the fire, it made sense to tear it down. When I've driven by the site during normal business hours, there seem to be some people there.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:07 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Given how dilapidated the building was before the fire, it made sense to tear it down.
...then they should do this for most of the city. That fire was pretty convenient. I bet the place was torched.

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Why is this sector supposedly declining? With expanding world markets for manufactured goods - IE, needing more factories - it seems outright moronic that Dayton's current assets were thrown away in favor of an initiative where the local region has little credibility or local engineering culture to support it.
The industry is decliing due to a combination of factors:
1) competetion from Asia (Taiwan has targeted this sector)
2) automation
3) inability to recruit replacement workers as old machinests and tool & die makers retire.
4) decline in the USl industrial economy (the "customers" )

While the global market is growing it probably will be sastified by the growth of an asian tool & die sector.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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...then they should do this for most of the city. That fire was pretty convenient. I bet the place was torched.



The industry is decliing due to a combination of factors:
1) competetion from Asia (Taiwan has targeted this sector)
2) automation
3) inability to recruit replacement workers as old machinests and tool & die makers retire.
4) decline in the USl industrial economy (the "customers" )

While the global market is growing it probably will be sastified by the growth of an asian tool & die sector.

Some guy in Vandalia made a mint out of dog food.

As I recall, he got into it because he needed another job.

He did have some backing from local stores as they were willing to sell his dog food.

(If it wasn't good stuff, Dayton wouldn't have bought it.)
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Some guy in Vandalia made a mint out of dog food.

As I recall, he got into it because he needed another job.

He did have some backing from local stores as they were willing to sell his dog food.

(If it wasn't good stuff, Dayton wouldn't have bought it.)
You talking about this cat?

Clay Mathile No. 242 on Forbes wealthiest list - Dayton Business Journal
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Beavercreek, OH
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Carter Express Opens 150,000 Square Foot Facility in Vandalia
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Carter Express Inc. officially opened a new $10 million, 150,000-square-foot building in Vandalia on Thursday.

The site has 138 dock doors and 125 workers, but has capacity to expand to up to 300 workers.
Manufacturer Buys Building in Englewood
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A light manufacturer in Vandalia is expanding operations into a building it bought in Englewood.


Lipo Technologies bought an 80,000-square-foot building in the Englewood Industrial Park at 707 Harco Drive. Montgomery County Auditor records show that Lipco Chemicals Inc. purchased the building for $2.3 million.
Unique Salon Operator Expands in Dayton Area
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A salon operator is expanding his unique Dayton-area enterprise.


Kraig Swanger, owner of The Salons At, will nearly double his space at The Greene and open a second location in Miami Township.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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My shepherd mutt was injured at birth -- kind of mashed, I think, never could sit like a normal dog. He got along on puppy food, but after that got sick on everything I tried. The feed store suggested the chicken version of the dog food, and sent me some samples to try. Well, it was expensive as all get out, but my beloved mutt lived ten years, established himself as king of the hill, and could have taken your arm off if he felt like it.

The point of course is, maybe there is no bright, industrious and determined person out there now -- the schools graduate engineers and business students by the carload every year and there doesn't seem to be anything in sight -- but the unexpected can't be written off.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Beavercreek, OH
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Clayton Restaurant Opens Monday, 11/5
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The new restaurant called Urban Harvest at 8331 N. Main St. in the Randolph Plaza will open to the public on Monday, Nov. 5, according to chef-owner Matthew DeAngulo.

DeAngulo, who previously was the founding chef at Olive restaurant in Dayton, said Urban Harvest Restaurant & Catering will open with 10 to 12 employees, “and we’ll be adding more soon.” Hours, at least to start, will be Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., closed Sunday.
Donet Rebrands, Moves to new $1.8 Million Facility Downtown
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A local information technology firm will move this week into a new $1.8 million facility in downtown Dayton and re-brand itself. Both changes reflect the company’s expanded capabilities and expected growth in cloud computing services, officials said.

Launched in 1995 as a Dayton-area Internet services provider, Donet expects a four-fold increase in its cloud-hosting infrastructure over the next five years, Mezera said. The company plans to grow from its current 15 employees to 40 by 2016, he said.
Kroger Hiring 300 at new Austin Landing location
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As many built up their resumes, workers continued building up the new Kroger expected to open in January.

This is the first time the company has held a public career fair like this one to fill jobs at a new store.

The job fair will continue at the Wydham in Miamisburg from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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