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Airstream Credits Strong Growth to Ohio's Talented Workers

In February 2018, Airstream announced plans for its largest-ever plant expansion. The $40 million project will almost triple production space from 430,000 square feet to 1.05 million square feet and create 300 new jobs. It will allow the company to consolidate multiple production spaces into one facility, bringing the assembly of its travel trailers under one roof. It also will make more room to produce its touring coaches and growing line of other recreational vehicle products.

New Innovation Center Anchors Henny Penny’s Future Product Development

Henny Penny began construction on the largest expansion project in Henny Penny’s 62-year history in October for a 150,000 square-foot expansion to its Preble County manufacturing facility. The new space will add 70 jobs and house an Innovation Center for new product development, automation and innovation and expand the company’s manufacturing footprint.


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New Facility Supports Cornerstone’s Commercialization Push

Cornerstone Research Group (CRG) announced a proposal to expand its current operations to a new facility while expecting to create 250 new jobs in the Dayton Region. The company’s expansion initiative would open new opportunities for a variety of high-skilled jobs in the Dayton Region including software developers, aerospace engineers, electrical engineers, composite engineers, chemists, and manufacturing personnel.


COMPANY PROFILE

On the Road with Mitch to China

July 2019 – Fujian Province, China (Fuzhou, Fuqing, Xiamen)

Why are you there?

Through many years of building a strong relationship with Fuyao Auto Glass, they introduced the Dayton Development Coalition, JobsOhio, and other Dayton Region community partners to the Fujian Province Chamber of Commerce. The Fujian Province Chamber of Commerce is interested to see more Chinese companies become global, especially in the United States. Fuyao’s investment in the Dayton Region paved the way. 

Governor DeWine and Neaton Auto Products Leaders Announce Eaton Expansion

Expansion to Bring 70 New Jobs and $15 Million Investment

TOKYO – During Governor Mike DeWine’s business development mission to Japan, Eaton-based Neaton Auto Products Manufacturing, Inc., announced its plans to add 70 new jobs and invest approximately $15 million in its Dayton Region operations to meet increased customer demand.

On the Road with Breck Woodard

On the Road with Breck Woodard | February 10-14, 2019 – Los Angeles and San Diego areas

Show/Conference
California Market Visit to meet Aerospace, UAS, and Aerospace Manufacturing companies

Why are you there?
1.  Attraction of new companies from California to the Dayton Region.
2.  Visit a regional site selector to understand what they are seeing in the market.

Crown Equipment Corporation’s Major Dayton Region Expansion Taking Shape

In October 2018, Crown Equipment Corporation announced plans for a new expansion. The $130 million expansion project will create 563 new jobs at multiple locations in the Dayton Region. Their expanded Ohio footprint will give the company additional assembly and manufacturing capacity, as well as expanded logistics capabilities, to fulfill the growing global demand for their product. 

Learning on the Go with Mitch Heaton

Event: Dayton Region Delegation to Japan, November 4 - November 14, 2018, all over Japan

Attendees of the delegation included:
Jim Hill, Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership
Marcia Bailey, Champaign Economic Partnership
Horton Hobbs and Amy Donahoe, Chamber of Greater Springfield 
Toni Overholser, Clark State Community College
Gwen Eberly & Erik Collins, Montgomery County
David Cook, Honorary Consul of Ohio to Japan
Alex Hara, JP Morgan Chase
Mitch Heaton, Dayton Development Coalition

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