Honda to unveil new Ohio manufacturing site
Honda North America will unveil a new central Ohio manufacturing site for its Acura NSX on Tuesday.
The Marysville-based automaker plans to make an announcement about eight miles west of its headquarters.
Acura said the new NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6 engine paired with its sports hybrid, super handling all-wheel drive system.
Packaging company buys building for expansion
A local packaging company has purchased a second building to make room for expansion.
GE Aviation celebrates opening of new factory
GE Aviation is celebrating the grand opening of its $75 million jet engine components factory in Auburn, Ala., today.
The 300,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing plant will produce parts for GE commercial and military jet engines that are yet to be produced as well as those already in service.
GE will employ 50 at the plant initially and up to 400 workers by the end of the decade, depending on demand.
Honda spent $9.2B with Ohio suppliers, honors local companies
Three companies in the Dayton region made the list of top performing suppliers for Honda North America, which spent $9.2 billion with Ohio suppliers to produce autos last year.
F&P Manufacturing Inc. in Troy (excellence in delivery), Industry Products Co.
Balluff Inc. breaks ground on 3rd expansion in Independence
Balluff Inc., a German-owned supplier of sensing devices used in industrial automation applications, broke ground Thursday on a $6 million expansion in Independence.
The project is expected to create at least 24 new jobs in addition to more than 150 existing positions. The company located in Independence in 1983 and underwent two previous expansions in 1994 and 2001.
The facility on Holton Drive is Balluff’s final assembly, distribution and training site for the U.S.
Manufacturer to buy Dayton facility, hire 250 workers
A Miami County manufacturing company has now settled on the city of Dayton for its expansion and consolidation project that will bring 250 new jobs to the city of Dayton.
Tipp City-based Process Equipment Co. — which currently has three sites in Tipp City and one in Huber Heights — announced Monday it will be purchasing a 425,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on 30 acres located at 2333 McCall St. in Westview Industrial Park.
P&G plans to increase productivity with 20 new plants
Process Equipment to hire 50 new workers
P&G launches website to submit innovation ideas
Procter & Gamble Co. launched a website to further advance its open innovation as part of its Connect+Develop program, the Cincinnati Business Courier reports.
The website, pgconnectdevelop.com, allows innovators to access a full description of every need for the Cincinnati-based consumer products company, including scale and success criteria.
P&G (NYSE:PG) launched its Connect+Develop program more than 10 years ago and has developed more than 2,000 global partnerships.
Job openings a hot topic at Cincinnati Sub-Zero
Cincinnati Sub-Zero, a manufacturer of “temperature management solutions,” is looking to hire another 20 workers at its growing Sharonville facilities.
The company is holding a job fair on Saturday Feb. 16 at its Mosteller Road headquarters from 8 a.m. till noon.
Milacron to acquire Mold-Masters in $975M deal
Milacron LLC has agreed to acquire Toronto, Ontario-based Mold-Masters Limited, a global manufacturer of plastics injection molding technology.
Backed by private equity investor CCMP Capital Advisors LLC, Cincinnati-based Milacron will acquire all of the shares of Mold-Masters in a transaction with an enterprise value, including debt, of $975 million, the companies stated in a Feb. 12 news release.
The seller is United Kingdom private equity firm 3i Group PLC, which initiated an auction process for Mold-Masters last year.
Electrical parts company names new president
A Dayton-based electrical parts and services company has a new leader.
Jeff Hoffman has been named president of Staco Energy Products Co., the company announced late last week.
Hoffman’s background includes positions in sales, marketing and executive management at Fortune 500 companies including United Technologies, Emerson Electric and Berkshire Hathaway.
P&G to run Super Bowl ad
Procter & Gamble will run a 30-second ad for Tide during the upcoming Super Bowl, the first in five years for the top-selling laundry detergent.
Company officials are keeping details of the Super Bowl spot under wraps, but describe it as an “equity” ad meant to promote the Tide brand generally as opposed to a specific product.
Running in the third quarter, the ad will feature both the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers as they face off in professional football’s championship game on Feb.
French Oil Mill Machinery names new president
A Piqua manufacturing company has a new leader.
The French Oil Mill Machinery Co. announced Jason McDaniel is taking the role of president and chief operating officer. He was elected to the position this week at the company’s annual stockholder meeting and succeeds Daniel French, who will remain with the company as chairman and CEO.
“I am very pleased to have Jason McDaniel step into the role of president,” French said.
Mason plant named among ‘best plants’
IndustryWeek magazine and web site has named a Mason plant as among those receiving its “best plants awards.”
Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric Co., at 4501 Quality Place, was one of the winners. So was another Ohio plant, Warren Rupp Inc.
GE crafting innovative maintenance program
The support package will enable leasing companies to better control maintenance costs regardless of who is leasing and operating the aircraft, GE said in a news release.
Aldus currently has 20 Embraer regional E-Jets in its fleet and has an order for as many as 35 more.
GE is the sole supplier of engines for the current generation of E-Jets, although Embraer recently announced that a new-generation of E-Jets it intends to develop will be powered by engines from GE rival Pratt & Whitney.
Honda To Build Hybrid Accord In Ohio
Honda says it will start building a new hybrid Accord sedan at its plant in central Ohio this year.
The auto maker announced Thursday that it will invest $23 million and add around 50 new jobs at the Marysville plant to build the 2014 Accord hybrid sedan.
New GE Aviation joint venture to make jet engine components
GE Aviation — which has a growing Dayton-area presence — has established a joint venture with SeaCast Inc. to produce jet engine components.
The two companies created Montana Precision Products at SeaCast’s facility in Butte, Mo. SeaCast produces castings and specialty components.
The joint venture in Butte will produce tubes, ducts and small structural castings for GE jet engines.
Intelligrated marks latest HQ expansion
Intelligrated Inc. is holding a grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 9 for its headquarters expansion in Mason.
Announced in late 2011, the project benefited from $15 million in city and state financial incentives.
It’s just the latest milestone in the company’s rapid growth spurt since it acquired the North American operations of FKI Logistex in 2009.
Green Bay Packaging buys Lebanon site for relocation project
Green Bay Packaging Inc. purchased the old World Color Press plant in Lebanon for $4.2 million and plans to relocate operations from its existing facilities in Sycamore Township. The company currently operates out of two smaller buildings on School Road. It will begin moving into the 269,00-square-foot building on 28 acres in Lebanon next month, according to a company statement.
“Ongoing sales growth has dictated the need for an improved and expanded manufacturing facility,” it said.
It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Additive Manufacturing!
Manufacturing Innovation Blog
KDM acquires Georgia label manufacturer
Navy places order for GE engines
Dayton Business Journal
The U.S. Navy has exercised a contract option for 52 GE F414 engines.
On Tuesday, GE Aviation announced the deal, which will support the Navy’s plans to buy F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. This contract option follows the Navy’s decision to purchase 82 F414 engines earlier this year. Options for the Navy could increase the total buy to more than 200 engines through 2013.
Procter & Gamble raising expectations on innovation
Procter & Gamble Co. told analysts who visited Cincinnati last week that it’s getting ready to unleash a new wave of innovation.
GE Aviation acquires two Cincinnati-area suppliers
GE lands $2.4 billion in orders from Turkish Airlines
Honda investing $200M at two Ohio facilities, adding 200 new jobs
Ohio Manufacturer Gauges Their Success For Helping Other Manufacturers Reshore
Arnold Gauge, a Cincinnati Ohio based small manufacturer of high precision measuring gauges, is working with US manufacturers to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. To achieve this, Arnold Gauge designed and built a custom automated gauge for an automotive parts manufacturer to meet the highest standards in the industry.
GE Aviation Dayton research center to open next summer
P&G execs label Tide Pods as special kind of innovation
They’re now using the “D” word to describe Tide Pods.
That’s “D” for “discontinuous” or “disruptive,” as in the kind of innovation that Procter & Gamble Co. critics say the company has lacked in recent years.
GE Aviation, Cincinnati State training vets for advanced manufacturing jobs
GE Aviation and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College are part of a coalition launched Monday to train military veterans for thousands of jobs in advanced manufacturing.
Manufacturer to invest $2M in new equipment
Dayton Business Journal
Dayton-based Techmetals Inc. is planning a $2 million investment to expand its reach in the medical market.
The manufacturer wants to buy equipment that would add capabilities — and capacity — for services in high demand by device makers, said Dan Brockman, chief executive officer. It has 136 employees, up about 20 in the last two years, and would add five jobs as part of the latest project.
GE Aviation, Lufthansa sign engine parts, service deal
Emery Oleochemicals planning $50M expansion in Cincinnati
'Made in the U.S.A.' Bucking a 30-year Trend
For Lumitec, a lighting product company in Delray Beach, Florida, manufacturing in the U.S. is essential, but so is exporting to clients overseas.
Lumitec's products, which are designed for extreme environments, require exact specifications that need frequent product monitoring. So the lag time to make changes typically associated with manufacturing thousands of miles away in China is not an option.
West Carrollton display graphics firm to expand
A local display graphics company is doubling its space in West Carrollton to accommodate equipment it bought earlier this year.
Cincinnati’s Largest Private Company Wins Best New Product Award
Janson, Joyce named to Kasich's Executive Workforce Board
GE Aviation to Work With Air Force on Combat Engine
Michelman Establishes Indian Presence with Opening of Mumbai Location
CINCINNATI, OH – Michelman, a global developer of water based packaging coatings and surface modifier additives, is continuing its support of the burgeoning Indian market with the opening of new offices in Mumbai, India.
Led by Mr. Manoj Deorukhkar, Michelman’s new India Country Manager, the staff there will be responsible for serving existing Michelman customers, and developing new opportunities in the region.
Procter & Gamble planning nine new product launches
Procter & Gamble among world's most innovative companies, Forbes says
Procter & Gamble Co. is among the world’s most innovative companies, according to Forbes.
A list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies ranks P&G (NYSE: PG) at No. 27. It fell three spots from its 2011 ranking as the 24th most innovative company.
P&G is the only Cincinnati-based company to make the list.
MAG Gears Up for Chicago Trade Show with Giant Machining Tools
As MAG prepares for a big international trade show in Chicago early next month, the Erlanger-based machine tool company unveiled what officials described as game-changing new products at its plant in Hebron.
Jet Machine's New Building Means More Moves
GE Aviation joint venture lands $420M engine order
West Chester Manufacturer Expanding, Adding 20 Jobs
Republic Wire Inc. is expanding its manufacturing facility in West Chester by 165,000 square feet to keep up with orders and add new products.
The $6.7 million expansion will give it a total of about 360,000 square feet and add about 20 jobs at the Union Centre Boulevard plant. It now employs about 75 people.
“We are adding more machinery to keep up with current orders of copper electrical building wire,” said founder and CEO Ron Rosenbeck.
Michelman Strengthens Commitment to Indian Market with Addition of India Country Manager
Michelman has hired Mr. Manoj Deorukhkar as its new India Country Manager, a newly created position at the company. Mr. Deorukhkar will be responsible for oversight of all of the company’s business units within the country – Paper & Corrugated; Flexible Packaging; Chemical Specialties; and Fibers and Composites. His hiring is a key development designed to help Michelman introduce its entire portfolio of technology to this key market.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc.
In 1941, William Leonard Clippard, Jr. founded a company that sold electrical test equipment, magnetic windings and radio frequency coils. In order to manufacture that equipment, Clippard Instrument Laboratory began designing and building the miniature fluid power devices for which the company eventually became widely known.
Honda Sales Up 42% in 2Q, Profit Quadruples
Honda Motor Co.'s 2012 comeback campaign led it to a 42 percent sales improvement in the quarter, boosting its bottom line after coming off a year in which natural disasters slammed sales and profit, the Associated Press reports.
Honda (NYSE:HMC) saw sales hit the $31.2 billion mark between April and June, including a doubling of sales in Japan and North America, the AP reports. The company, which maintains manufacturing operations in Central Ohio, sold 849,000 vehicles in the quarter.
Focus on Innovation is Key to Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing
As U.S. manufacturing gets molded by the current administration’s policy initiatives and the political rhetoric of presidential candidates, one thing remains clear: U.S. manufacturing needs to globally dominate if the United States is to remain an economic force. Although the U.S. is the world’s largest manufacturing economy, with about 21 percent of global manufactured goods produced here, that foothold is being threatened by its own policies on taxes, energy, and trade. Many have fingered innovation as a target for strengthening U.S.
Meyer Tool Expanding, Adding 50 Jobs
Cincinnati City Council passed a package of agreements at the end of June that will allow Meyer Tool Inc. to expand in Camp Washington.
The company plans to invest $3.5 million to construct and equip a new 30,000-square-foot facility at 3154 Spring Grove Ave. and to expand its existing building at 3055 Colerain Ave., allowing it to add 50 new jobs by 2015.
UK Aerospace, Defense and Security trade organization ADS and subsidiary Farnborough International Limited (FIL) reported that the 2012 Farnborough Airshow hosted 1,506 exhibiting companies vs 1,450 in 2010; orders for the show so far total US $72b vs $47b in 2010.
The Airshow's peak in terms of deals was reached in 2008 with a total $88.7b in orders.
This year's event, held July 9 - 15, had 70 delegations from 46 countries in attendance, though trade visitors overall were down by 9% year-over-year.
MAG’s New XTi Profiler Sets Metal Removal Record
MAG’s New XTi Profiler sets metal removal record machining titanium at 90+ cubic inches per minute.
Producing unmatched throughput, first two five-spindle XTi profilers will ship to Aerospace Dynamics International, Inc. Erlanger, KY,
Honda's Marysville Plant Production Ranks 7th in Nation
Honda Motor Co. Ltd.'s Marysville plant was one of two Ohio facilities to rank among Automobile Magazine's top-producing assembly plants in the country, the Vindicator in Youngstown reports.
The 285,258 vehicles assembled at the Marysville plant in 2011 ranked it No. 7 in the U.S., the newspaper reports. General Motors Co.'s Lordstown plant ranked No. 9, building 278,674 vehicles last year.
GE Aviation lands $5B engine order, service agreement
Cincinnati Business Courier
GE Aviation landed a $5 billion engine order and long-term service agreement with United Airlines, the company announced Thursday at the Farnborough International Air Show.
United Continental Holdings, parent company of United Airlines, ordered 100 advanced LEAP-1Bpowered Boeing 737 MAX airplanes.
LEAP engines are a product of CFM International – a 50/50 joint company between Snecma, part of Safran Group, and General Electric Co.
Ohio Heads to Farnborough International Airshow
The Farnborough International Airshow is a seven-day international aerospace exhibition held every other year in Hampshire, England. The show, which showcases the best of the global aerospace industry, was officially opened Monday, July 9th, by the British Prime Minister David Cameron.
The exhibition is a prime opportunity for the aerospace industry - part trade show, part deal-hatching sessions, part flying exhibition - known particulary for the announcement of new, major developments and orders.
GE Aviation Joint Venture Part of Busy First Day in Farnborough
Engines manufactured by Evendale-based GE Aviation and its French partner Snecma were part of a busy first day at the Farnborough air show.
Boeing Co. opened the show with a $7.2 billion order from Steven Udvar-Hazy’s Air Lease Corp., the first purchase by a lessor for the planemaker’s new, fuel-efficient 737 MAX. The 75-plane firm order is for 60 of the MAX 8 version and 15 of the MAX 9, Chicago-based Boeing said Monday in a statement at the show outside London.
Process Equipment Doubles Investment to $50 million
Dayton Business Journal
The owner of a local manufacturing company has committed to a $50 million expansion and consolidation project in Huber Heights, double the initial investment he announced just three months ago.
Tipp City-based Process Equipment Co. — which currently has three sites in Tipp City and one in Huber Heights — is gearing up to consolidate operations and eventually double its facilities to 500,000 square feet.
Managing energy costs and improving energy performance requires an ongoing commitment.
Permira Funds to buy Intelligrated
Cincinnati.com Mason Buzz
Intelligrated Inc., the fast-growing supplier of material handling systems to retailers and other companies, has been acquired by a European private equity firm for more than $500 million.
The acquisition of the Mason-based business by Permira, the private-equity owner of companies from Hugo Boss to Birds Eye food brands, was announced Friday.
P&G Shifts Back to Basics, Refocuses Efforts on Largest Product Lines
Procter & Gamble is refocusing on growing share in developed markets, a shift from its recent emphasis on expanding in emerging markets.
Jon Moeller, P&G’s chief financial officer, said Wednesday the company will refocus spending on its largest business lines, which include razor blades, laundry and diapers, mainly in North America and China.
UC, GE Aviation Launch Research Institute
The University of Cincinnati will spend $5 million during the next five years, along with millions of dollars from GE Aviation, to start a venture aimed at getting new technologies to market faster.
Details of the UC Research Institute emerged today as UC’s Board of Trustees, including Enquirer President and Publisher Margaret Buchanan, approved the business plan of the new group.
News Release: Low VOC Michem® Wood Coating 75 from Michelman Produces Excellent Water Beading and Anti-Swell Properties
CINCINNATI, OH – Michem Wood Coating 75 from Michelman is a new water based additive that penetrates wood surfaces and produces excellent water beading and anti-swell properties. When compared to uncoated wood, Michem Wood Coat 75 improves swell resistance by 80%, and extends the life and beauty of exterior wood. It dries completely clear and is typically used for outdoor wood
deck and fence applications.
Cincy Announces Winners for the 6th Annual Manny Awards
P&G Honored with Global United Way Award
The worldwide United Way organization has recognized Procter & Gamble with its most prestigious corporate prize, the Spirit of America award, for the company’s contributions not only in Greater Cincinnati and the United States, but around the world.
At its Worldwide Community Leaders Conference in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday night, the global United Way recognized the philanthropic contributions of P&G and its people, their volunteer efforts and their impact on communities.
Milacron Acquisition Closes
April 30, 2012
Milacron LLC, the 128-year-old provider of plastic processing equipment in Batavia, announced on Monday that its acquisition by a private equity firm has closed.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Milacron said the purchase will not change the company’s management or operations in Greater Cincinnati. Dennis Smith is Milacron’s chief executive officer.
Getting Dirty in Proctor & Gamble's Zero-Waste Initiative
What does 37 tons of food waste look like? Dirt, eventually.
That much I learned while trolling through the trash at Procter & Gamble Co.’s world headquarters building in Cincinnati on Thursday. No, I wasn’t mining the waste stream for corporate secrets. I was invited to go dumpster diving.
Process Equipment Set for $20M Expansion, 250 new jobs
A local manufacturer is gearing up for a $20 million investment in Huber Heights and looks to create at least 250 jobs during the next three years.
Tipp City-based Process Equipment Co. — which currently has three sites in Tipp City and one in Huber Heights — unveiled plans Thursday to consolidate operations to a 28-acre campus and double its facilities to 500,000 square feet.
Report: Ohio Leads Nation in Wind Power Growth
Dayton Business Journal
Wind energy is picking up across Ohio. The Buckeye State ranks as the fastest-growing state in the country in terms of percentage increase in wind power capacity, according to the AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report Year Ending 2011. Ohio saw its capacity grow by 929 percent last year, ahead of Vermont (625 percent), Massachusetts (152 percent) and Michigan
Aluminum 6061 Now Available for DMLS - Alloy is Ideal for a Variety of Applications
Morris Technologies, Inc. (MTI), the global leader in additive metal manufacturing, now offers Aluminum 6061 for use on their EOS direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) machines.
Aluminum 6061 is a general-purpose alloy and sees wide application in aerospace, transportation, consumer products, medical, and other industries. It demonstrates properties superior to casting aluminums.
P&G Goes for the Gold in Olympics - Biggest Global Ad Campaign Futures US, World Athletes
The globe’s biggest advertiser is launching its biggest global advertising campaign.
Procter & Gamble will soon hit the airwaves and stores with its worldwide marketing campaign tied to the 2012 Olympics, part of a 10-year sponsorship of the Games.
DuBois Chemicals Owner Acquires Galaxy Associates
The Riverside Co., which owns DuBois Chemicals in Sharonville, acquired Blue Ash-based Galaxy Associates.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Both DuBois Chemicals and Galaxy Associates manufacture specialty chemicals and solutions. Galaxy – founded in 2002 by the late Cincinnati philanthropist and entrepreneur, Mel Fisher – provides chemicals such as metalworking fluids, process chemistries, conversion coatings, sealing rinses and cleaners.
With Oral-B, Procter & Gamble Stalks South America
In Brazil, one of the world’s fastest-growing countries but still a relatively poor one, Procter & Gamble Co. has learned a critical lesson from selling its Oral-B toothpaste.
When properly motivated, Brazilians will spend like Americans. And so will customers in other countries that have been perceived as not being ready to adopt P&G’s relatively expensive products. That’s the plan, at least. And with Oral-B, it appears to have a success story.
Appetite Grows for JTM Meat, So Harrison Plant Expands, Modernizes to Meet Demand
There’s nothing small about a daily operation that crumbles up to 125 tons of bulk meat into bite-size pieces, cooks it, drains the fat, then transports the product three stories high across the street for a quick-freeze and storage.
That’s why JTM Food Group is spending $17 million to expand its Harrison plant, the largest investment in the company’s half century of business.
Measureable Results: TechSolve Focuses on Innovation, Efficiency and Bottom Line
Headquartered in northern Cincinnati, TechSolve is a problem solving company that has increased sales, promoted innovation and saved money for hospitals, manufacturers and other companies throughout the region through its dedication to a single key word: efficiency.
TechSolve offers solutions to companies aimed at eliminating extraneous costs, increasing production value, and maximizing profits.
GE Aviation Wins $380M Engine Order
Kenya Airways selected GE Aviation’s GEnx engines to power nine Boeing 787 Dreamliners with an option for four additional aircraft. The firm engine order is valued at $380 million at list price, GE Aviation said in a press release Monday.
Kenya Airways is the fastest growing airline in Africa and is pursuing a network expansion strategy to link all African countries with the rest of the world, it said.
Private Equity Firm to Buy Milacron
Milacron LLC will be acquired by CCMP Capital Advisors LLC, a private equity group, from Avenue Capital Group.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It is expected to close in the second quarter of 2012.
Milacron’s management team will not change and will continue to be headquartered in Cincinnati.
Milacron has 22 facilities and more than 2,700 employees, including about 850 in the Cincinnati area.
Michelman Names Managing Director of Asia Pacific; Continues Strategic Development in Asian Region
CINCINNATI, OH – Michelman continues its strategic commitment to the Asian region with the hiring of Mr. Steven Wong as Managing Director of Asia Pacific. Mr. Wong will be responsible for managing Michelman’s Asian strategy across all of Michelman’s industry segments in accordance with the company’s global strategy.
Flottman Company Wins 2012 Green Business Award for Marketing Strategy; Encouraging Clients to Plant a Tree
Cincinnati Business Courier’s Third Annual 2012 GreenBusiness Awards honored the Flottman Company as WINNER of the Green Marketing Strategy Award and with two Green Business Finalist Awards.
Smucker acquires minority stake in Chinese oatmeal company
J.M. Smucker Co. is expanding into China, acquiring a minority interest in a privately owned oats products manufacturer and marketer based in the country’s Guangxi province, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Orrville-based Smucker (NYSE:SJM) made a $35 million investment in Seamild Biologic Technology Development Co. Ltd., which has a portfolio consisting mainly of oatmeal that it distributes throughout China, the newspaper reports.
How DMLS Helped Someone Climb to New Heights
Imagine opening a gift on Christmas morning and finding a body part in the box. This happened to CJ Howard in 2010...well, sort of. Let’s start at the beginning.
CJ was a normal, active teenager in 2002. He liked to snowboard, run, hike, cycle, and swim. And then one day he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma, a form of cancer that led to part of his leg being amputated just below the knee. He was 18 years old.
Procter & Gamble putting muscle into Olympic marketing
Procter and Gamble Company will launch Olympic-themed packaging for about 600 products in the U.S. this spring, including a moisturizing shampoo in which the Pantene brand will play up its sponsorship of California swimmer Natalie Coughlin.
“She is the perfect fit for our brand, a beautiful woman with healthy hair,” said Pantene Brand Manager Vahe Ayvazian. “We’ve begun to think about this idea of healthy being the new beautiful. She embodies everything that Pantene is about.”
Honda sets aggressive goals for Acura after slow year
Acura hopes 2012 becomes its best year since 2007, helped by consumers who want to treat themselves to a little luxury, but not exorbitantly so.
Honda’s luxury line is projecting to sell 180,000 vehicles this year, spurred by an expansion of its core offerings and the rollout of its second-generation RDX crossover and the newcomer ILX sedan. That would mark a jump of more than 50,000 vehicles, or 46 percent from a difficult 2011, when sales were dampened by supply constraints due to natural disasters in Asia.
Lean Layout Improves Productivity
The Cincinnati Logistics Team has been very busy recently. In late Q4 of 2011, we challenged ourselves to make improvements in our inbound layout. The goals of the process were two-fold: remove unsafe conditions and improve throughput.
Middletown seeks to entice company to expand in Ohio
MIDDLETOWN — Pilot Chemical will decide next month if it will invest $42 million to expand its Middletown facility — which would add more than 20 jobs — or take the investment and those jobs to Texas.
The city has proposed giving Pilot Chemical a 10-year, 65 percent tax abatement on a new building and an eight-year, 15 percent Job Creation Incentive Grant if company officials choose to expand its facility at 3439 Yankee Road.
GE Harnesses Nanotechnology, Nature to Help Save Airlines Cash
GE (IW 4/500) Global Research has released a new research report showing promising results for its nanotextured anti-icing surface technology.
According to the report, the technology dramatically reduces ice adhesion and delays ice formation on flat surfaces, which could lead to some significant advantages for the airline industry.
$900M Gas-Processing Operation Planned In Ohio
A group of companies is planning a $900 million project for processing natural gas and natural gas liquids in eastern Ohio, with some operations expected to begin next year.
Effort Aims To Bring Jobs Home
Small businesswoman Lisa Pease of Indian Hill has learned the business lesson that Harry Moser is teaching.
Moser is founder and chief advocate of the national Reshoring Initiative, a growing non-profit movement aimed at reinvigorating U.S. manufacturing by showing that goods can be competitively produced in this country without sending jobs overseas.
Recap: Keys to Energy Success
For the past few weeks, we have taken a closer look at 5 key principles that are imperative to
sustaining an effective energy management system. A comprehensive management system
will help your organization achieve the following benefits:
‘Reshoring’ Touted As Savior For Ohio’s Manufacturing Industry
Ohio’s courtship of new manufacturing jobs may be more of a welcome back than a welcome to the Buckeye State.
The Reshoring Story of GE Appliances
Perhaps I’m just an optimist, but it’s starting to seem like the discussion on manufacturing in America is changing. Just a year or two ago it was a struggle to find anyone -- outside of manufacturing that is — that believed that the U.S. could be a manufacturing powerhouse again.
50th Anniversary Of the National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinement Attracting A "Who's Who" Of Aerospace Pioneers, Heroes and Leaders
Dayton, Ohio Selected as Enshrinement Site to Celebrate Four Pioneering Inductees Into The National Aviation Hall Of Fame
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) today announced the date and location for the 50th Anniversary of the National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony, which will be held in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday October 6th, 2012. The decision was made after significant deliberations and commitments from Dayton business leaders to ensure the event is a financial success during these difficult economic times.
Hill-Rom Raises Dividend
Hill-Rom Holdings Inc., the Batesville, Ind.-based supplier of hospital patient support equipment, said Tuesday its board of directors raised its dividend 11 percent to 12 1/2 cents a share. The new dividend is payable on March 30, to shareholders of record on March 16.
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
From the desk of The Cincinnati Enquirer
Everyone Loves Their Brisker
Those are the first words Lisa Pease uses when asked to describe her product. Her enthusiasm and passion for this high-end kitchen accessory, which is sold in retail stores across the U.S., is infectious. That same attitude grabbed the attention of the Long-Stanton management team when we first met her. When Lisa presented a finished Brisker to us for quoting, she was very detailed in what she wanted. Our team was able to understand her stated goals because of our experience in producing similar products that were sold in retail stores or were visible to the end user.
Metering and Monitoring of Energy Use and Consumption
“You cannot manage what you do not measure” is a simple statement that captures the importance of data collection for any organization focused on change. Once collected, the data must be analyzed and interpreted to effectively quantify progress towards achieving your energy objectives and targets.
The following are helpful tips to keep in mind when developing your metering and monitoring program:
With a clear understanding of your current energy performance, your organization will be able to develop effective targets, energy performance indicators, and motivation.
Development of Targets, Energy Performance Indicators (EnPIs), and Motivation
Targets are meant to provide a measurable focus and direction to develop an action plan for achieving energy savings.
U.S. Market Shines Brighter
Manufacturers Look Homeward, Boosting Domestic Production and Speaking as Overseas Gains Overseas
U.S. companies, facing slowing markets and rising costs around the world, are taking a new look at their home market.
With growth slowing in China and a slump gripping much of Europe, companies are adding capacity in the U.S., replacing aging equipment and even moving overseas production back from low-cost labor markets, a sign that corporate America could be poised to take a bigger role in the economic recovery.
CEO Q&A: Joseph Morgan Jr., Standard Register
Standard Register Co. is at a crossroads.
The Dayton-based document services provider, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary this spring, is fighting hard to regain the dominance it once enjoyed. (Click here for list of historical milestones for the company.)
Last month, the company announced a restructuring effort that includes shedding as much as 15 percent of its workforce, including 75 local jobs, during the next six to nine months. Currently, Standard Register has 2,600 employees, including 614 in the Dayton area.
Trihealth Ready To Build On Worksite Clinic Concept
TriHealth hopes to build on the success it’s seen at GE Aviation and other companies to grow its business as an operator of worksite clinics.
“The concept is really going to explode in the next couple of years,” said Terri Hanlon, chief operating officer for TriHealth Corporate Health.