$140B in Boeing, Airbus orders good for Ohio suppliers -
Boeing and Airbus combined for about $140 billion in orders on the first day of the Dubai Air Show, which should bolster the hundreds of their parts suppliers in Ohio, including many in the Dayton region.
Nearly $100 billion of those orders were booked by Boeing, which launched its 777X program at the show.
Boeing has roughly 500 suppliers in Ohio — supporting an estimated 250,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state — and spent about $8.3 billion in purchases from Ohio companies in 2011, according to company offic
Manufacturer picks Preble County for new facility, 140 jobs -
Preble County beat out four other states for a new manufacturing facility that will mean 140 new jobs.
Pratt Industries has selected Lewisburg for a state-of-the-art facility that will house its division, Lewisburg Corrugating.
The project is expected to create $8 million in new annual payroll with the new jobs within three years.
Preble County has been looking to win the project for at least six months, and the state of Ohio approved a 65 percent, 10-year tax credit in July to help incentivize th
Standard Register names new execs -
Standard Register Co. is bolstering its executive ranks.
The Dayton-based document management and business communications company on Monday announced the appointment of four new officers including:
Greg Greve, executive vice president, enterprise delivery. Greve is responsible for overall operations, including manufacturing, customer service, logistics and distribution, technical services and development and engineering.
MillerCoors brews up 3Q profit -
MillerCoors LLC third-quarter net income rose on a slight sales increase, with its higher-end brands carrying the load amidst more sales volume losses by its flagship brands, according to the Chicago Business Journal.
SABMiller plc of London and Molson Coors Brewing Co.
Manufacturer hiring 100 in Butler County -
ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America plans to expand its business operations in Hamilton and hire 100 new workers. It is planning a job fair to help find the new employees, according to the company.
The 100 jobs include a significant number of production and production support positions.
P&G reveals dollar details about 'breakthrough in packaging' -
Details emerged Friday about cost savings that Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Co. expects as a result of launching its iMFLUX Inc. subsidiary, which plans to build a plant in West Chester.
The plastics technology that iMFLUX is developing could save P&G $150 million annually in packaging costs as well as reduce capital expenditures by $50 million a year, chief financial officer Jon Moeller said during a conference call with market analysts.
Ohio approves tax credits for GE Aviation's Evendale ops -
General Electric Co. in Evendale is receiving an 11-year, 50 percent tax credit to keep thousands of jobs in Ohio.
The Ohio Tax Credit Authority on Monday approved the Job Retention Tax Credit for GE, which expects to retain 5,000 full-time positions and $140 million in existing payroll at its GE Aviation operations.
Year-End Considerations and Planning For Closely Held Businesses -
Tips for productive year-end planning.
GE and Nextant Aerospace Announce Strategy to Bring New GE-Powered Aircraft to Market -
GE and Nextant to collaborate on a family of GE-powered aircraft
The first product of this collaboration will be the Nextant G90XT turboprop which will feature the GE H80 engines and Garmin G1000 Integrated Flight Deck
DBJ Names Winners of Manufacturing Awards -
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The winners have been named for this year's Dayton Business Journal Manufacturing Awards after Thursday night's awards banquet at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton.
Awards for first, second and third places were handed out in the categories for the second year in a row. More than 200 people attended the dinner.
Exclusive: Dayton Children’s Hospital plans $140 million expansion -
Dayton Children’s Hospital is planning a $140 million expansion to its facility near downtown.
The expansion will include:
• an eight-story, 260,000-square-foot patient care tower;
• a central utility plant; and
• a data center.
It has an anticipated completion date of 2017.
The hospital’s board of trustees recently approved the plan, and has been informing employees today.
Cincinnati's largest private company gets new CEO -
AdvancePierre Foods, Cincinnati's largest private company, announced a change at the top today.
CEO Bill Toler has left the company, after serving as chief executive since 2008. He's been replaced by John Simons Jr., a longtime executive in the food, agribusiness and consumer goods industries. Simons holds an MBA from Harvard University and was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Swim Team.
AdvancePierre is a $1.6 billion manufacturer and marketer of sandwich and protein products.
Innovation Urgency: A Framework For Success? -
Today’s speed of business waits for no leader. The stark reality of today’s highly competitive markets is that if you don’t innovate rapidly, effectively and continuously – well, you probably won’t be around very long.
Multitasking’s “Big” Advantage -
As demonstrated at this Cincinnati-area shop, machines that both mill and turn shine brightest when workpieces are massive.
Arguably, equipment that can perform both milling and turning is more valuable to shops that machine large workpieces than those churning out smaller ones. Shops using multitasking machines to produce conventionally sized parts realize the customary benefits of fewer setups, improved feature-to-feature accuracy and reduced WIP.
P&G rated No. 1 in world for leadership -
Procter & Gamble Co. has surpassed General Electric as the No. 1 company in the world for leadership, according to the latest survey by a global management consulting firm.
Key considerations were how companies foster innovation and nurture talent, according to the Hay Group’s eighth annual Top 20 Best Companies for Leadership survey.
“People development is a strategic choice for P&G,” the Hay Group said.
Cincinnati Children's announces expansion plans -
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center announced Tuesday that it will soon begin construction on two projects in Butler County’s Liberty Township that are expected to cost a total of $162 million.
Construction will begin before the end of this year on a center to conduct proton therapy and research for cancer treatment at the Liberty Campus. The estimated cost of $118 million includes construction and all medical equipment, a spokesman told me.
French Oil Mill president talks biggest opportunities -
It’s easy to see that Jason McDaniel’s mind is focused on making his business better.
Why else would McDaniel — who rose to president and chief operating officer at Piqua-based The French Oil Mill Machinery Co.
Innovative Professional Scientific & Technical Services Stories: Gary Conley, President, TechSolve -
Sullivan Alexander is a contributor on the Price of Business on Business Talk 1110 AM KTEK (on Bloomberg’s home in Houston), whom you can learn more about at www.contureadvisors.com.
Sullivan recently interviewed Gary Conley, President of TechSolve.
About the interviewee:
Gary N. Conley, President of TechSolve, Inc. has been a champion for Ohio manufacturing for some 40 years.
Simulation Software Portal for Manufacturers Unveiled by PolymerOhio -
Available to manufacturers nationwide, the Manufacturing and Polymer Portal provides affordable online tools that improve cash flow and spur growth, to be demonstrated in complimentary webinar
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 19, 2013 — PolymerOhio today unveiled the Manufacturing and Polymer Portal, a new web-based platform specifically designed to deliver affordable access to advanced simulation software that increases the productivity of small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) nationwide.
Exclusive: Manufacturer to move into Austin Business Park, hire 20 -
A manufacturing company will become the first tenant at the Austin Business Park on Byers Road this fall.
ElectriPack Inc., a manufacturer of wiring systems for large engines and robotics, is moving to a 30,000-square-foot space in a building near the intersection of Austin Boulevard and Byers Road.
The business park features the only commercial building developed on a speculative basis in the Dayton region since the recession, a testament to the confidence developers Mark Fornes Realty and Construction Managers of Ohio’s
It’s Time For Manufacturing To Drive Innovation: GE Research -
“Manufacturing must change to drive growth in today’s more competitive environment,” said Christine Furstoss, technical director for manufacturing and materials technologies at GE Global Research during her keynote speech earlier today at the 2013 Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Florida.
“And if we are going to think about manufacturing as the growth engine in an organization, we now need to think very differently about the role manufacturing plays.“
"In the past,” noted F
Exclusive: Procter & Gamble eyes Dayton-area for massive project -
Procter & Gamble is eying the Dayton region for a massive new distribution center and may have selected a location.
Multiple sources have confirmed that the consumer goods giant from Cincinnati has been talking to developers around the area recently about a new 2 million-square-foot distribution facility.
Gerry Smith, vice president with Miller-Valentine Gem Real Estate Group, said he has heard Procter & Gamble was looking for a site for a large new project in the Dayton area.
If the regio
Illinois Department of Transportation Multi-State Locomotive Procurement Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP) -
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Aero & Defense
On Thursday, August 8, 2013, The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced a Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Multi-State Locomotive Procurement.
Mercy Health names new chief medical officer -
Mercy Health named a new chief medical officer to serve as the primary liaison between the health care system’s executive team and the medical staff.
Dr. Dan Roth takes on the new role, but will also continue to serve as president of Mercy Health Physicians. He replaces Dr.
Honda Investing Additional $215 million in Ohio Operations -
Honda today announced that it will invest approximately $215 million in its Ohio operations to add new powertrain technologies and a technical training center at its engine plant in Anna, Ohio, while also establishing a technical training center, heritage center that highlights Honda’s history in Ohio and North America, and office space for the new Honda North America Services, LLC in Marysville, Ohio.
How to Engage Physicians in Lean Processes -
The physician's role is changing drastically due to mergers of medical facilities into large health care conglomerates.
Hospitals’ grab for docs might be an expensive habit -
So much for economies of scale. Rather than saving money, hospital purchases of physician practices might be driving up health care costs, a survey has found.
About 32 percent of respondents to an American College of Physician Executives poll said costs increased after a hospital or health system bought a doctors’ group, according to a press release. Only 5 percent said costs went down, while 16 percent said costs stayed the same.
Cincinnati manufacturer expands overseas holdings -
Cincinnati-based manufacturer Michelman is expanding its global footprint with the acquisition of a German polymer company.
Michelman purchased all of the assets, technologies and manufacturing facilities of Rechlinghausen, Germany-based Ecronova Polymer GmbH for an undisclosed amount. Corporate development officer Bob Poletti told me Michelman plans to keep all 60 Ecronova employees, bringing its global total to about 360.
“This is a new product area for us.
Two company expansions to bring 130 jobs -
Two Greater Cincinnati companies plan to add 130 new positions as a result of expansion projects that have been approved for tax credits by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority.
SAEC/Kinetic Vision Inc. expects to create 30 full-time positions that will generate $1.4 million in additional annual payroll as part of its expansion in Evendale. It’s expected to retain $2.6 million in existing payroll, as well.
GE Aviation engine sets record in latest test -
GE Aviation’s tests have shown that its new adaptive engine can exceed temperatures by more than 130 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest combination of compressor and turbine temperatures ever recorded in aviation history.
That might not come as a surprise to the company or those following it. GE Aviation reported in March that the engine’s core had set the record for the highest temperatures ever recorded inside a test engine.
The company says the test proves the durability of the hardware.