Dayton, Ohio. 45458
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This building will be used like an AeroHub Innovation District (similiar to one that was done near GE Evandale). As Dayton Ohio Business owner, consultant, & Manufacturing philanthropist in Ohio; I’ve worked with GE as a supplier for over 15 years now with Trojon Gear, Inc. providing precision machined parts in the amount of about $250K annually in sales/expense. The operating LLC is a non-profit ready to operate within this building and improve upon it. FURTHER LIMITING the EYESORES popping up as baby boomers sell un-used and un-wanted space downtown Dayton. IF these PDAC and LLC funds don't purchase the building on 35 Bates St then no one is likely to and it will fall apart in no time.
The 26,000 sqft historical bldg. in downtown Dayton was a screw machine operation that makes under 2” machined parts of all kinds. They have 3-4 amazing machinists I’m looking to put to work and training those around the Dayton Area in a public/private partnership of some kind. Idea is to then transition the business operations to a non-profit or private/public partnership space whereby:
1. Machines are provided to all who use the space and those in trade schools might use the space for training/classes/workshop
2. Overhead is shared in a monthly fee to all for membership
3. Experience and mentors available to learn the manufacturing trade and build a network
4. Provide a place for up and coming minds and hands to build there manufacturing without large risk of failure in beginning their own shop from scratch
5. Provide solutions to Ohio and America’s biggest manufacturing challenges
What problem does this solve for Ohio, Local Business, & the city?
1. Dayton manufacturing generally benefits from the bldg. not going empty and a place to train and learn additive or other techniques and try out new ideas in technology
2. Proving ground for private companies to use leveraged experts and leverage Small business innovative research funding and other federal grants that provide:
1. Technology experiments with additive and other new tech
2. Machine prototypes and work with local small companies on new projects
3. Allows the business assets and knowledge of the employees to be used to train new entrants to the industry & the assets could be used as cheap initial “practice” machines
Local business use the location for the following:
1. Talent pool from which to hire from
2. Sinclair additional machining space if needed
5. Apprentice & UDRI-like cost studies could be done here and/or those businesses looking to do their own manufacturing with shared minds and shared resources
America Makes and "America Forward" (in connection with GE to no small part) are two big additive movements I’ve got my eye on and this could be a useful jump off point to bring manufacturing back to Dayton in cutting edge tech. Like Michigan, Ohio is trying to diversify an economy whose manufacturing base has been battered by recession and offshore outsourcing. Economic development officials are designing road maps to nurture clusters and the leading universities in Ohio have long been at the cutting edge of important technologies—but not always good at translating them into local industries.
I believe the next round of innovations must translate into regional industries. Let’s make Dayton Ohio a leader in ours.
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