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Mound Reindustrialization Workshop and Dinner

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management and the Mound Development Corporation.
May 20th and May 21st, 2014

The Mound Reindustrialization Workshop was held at the Mound Business Park in Miamisburg. A full day of presentations took place on May 20th and a half-day tour of the Mound site was offered on May 21st. The challenges of reindustrialization were explored through topics such as the Energy Park and redevelopment at Mound, updates to asset revitalization initiatives, the Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 770 final rule, and other topics pertaining to redevelopment. Mound Development Corporation also held a dinner event on May 20th to celebrate their new branding, which included a new business park, name, new logo, and website design.

DC Fly-In Leads Into Department of Energy Visit

One of the Mound’s most successful working relationships has been with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Since the beginning, Mound Business Park (MBP) President Eric Cluxton has worked jointly with Dave Geiser, Director and Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Legacy Management for the DOE.

From May 11-13, Cluxton was joined by several regional officials for a fly-in to Washington D.C., including: Miamisburg Mayor Dick Church; Miamisburg City Manager Keith Johnson; MBP Board Member Dr. h. c. Niels M. Winther; Miami Township Trustee Doug Barry; Miami Township Administrator Greg Rogers; MVRPC President Brian Martin, and MCTID President Steve Stanley. In addition to meeting with Geiser about progress at the Mound, Cluxton and team also met with our federal and state elected officials to discuss the Mound Connector.

Upon returning, both the MBP and the City of Miamisburg were honored to host Geiser and his DOE team at the Mound on May 18th. Mayor Dick Church was in attendance and spoke about the Mound’s success. Geiser emphasized the DOE’s commitment to the Mound, highlighting the property as one of only four sites nationwide that is being reused for economic development. He also thanked the MBP and the city for their hard work. Each team in attendance is looking forward to a follow-up meeting in mid-November.

Welcoming The Woodworking Shop

Industries represented at the Mound Business Park continue to diversify as we welcome custom cabinetry manufacturer The Woodworking Shop, LLC to our property.

The Woodworking Shop is a family operated company owned by Mark Sams—started on their family farm in 2001. Today, the business has expanded from their 7,500 square foot facility in Monroe to a 31,500 square foot space at 1195 Mound Road.

“As a family owned and operated business, we are excited to expand at a property where the management shares our values,” said Mark Sams.

The Woodworking Shop will use this space to design and manufacture custom cabinetry for both commercial and residential customers.

“We are honored The Woodworking Shop has chosen to join us at the Mound,” said Eric Cluxton, President of the Mound Business Park. “Part of our growth in 2015 has been welcoming different types of tenants and we are excited to be representing a more diversified group of industries.”

Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc. Cuts the Ribbon!

The Mound Business Park also celebrated alongside new tenant Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc. (BWSC) at their ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on March 5th of this year. BWSC is an engineering and architectural services firm, offering a range of amenities to diverse market sectors including industrial, municipal, commercial, and government clients.

“We appreciate the Mound team making themselves available to us at every step of our move,” said Vanessa Glotfelter, Vice President and Office Manager for Barge Waggoner. “We really feel this is a space where Barge Waggoner will thrive.”

The Mound Sponsors Venue for Urban Meyer Event

While we are often associated with the names of our state representatives, recently the Mound sponsored the venue for an event featuring a name some Ohioans might consider the most important of all—Ohio State University Football Coach Urban Meyer!

On February 26th, the Mound was proud to sponsor an event space for the Miamisburg Rotary. Hosted at Canopy Creek Farm, approximately 250 local leaders were in attendance to hear guest speaker Urban Meyer. And the Mound’s presence was prominent— with our logo included on signage and printed materials throughout the event.

Events held at MBP

Of course, the Mound was also honored to host several events right here on our own property. On February 24th, the Mound held a luncheon at OS East for the Dayton Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). And on March 10th, we hosted the Quarterly Miamisburg Business Owners’ Luncheon for Mayor Dick Church. Also held at OS East, there were 75 local business owners in attendance to dine and hear guest speaker Tim Kambitsch, Executive Director for Dayton Metro Libraries.

MeadWestVaco Stays with the Mound

For the past 8 years, we have had a MeadWestVaco (MWV) Safety, Health & Environment Laboratory located right here at the Mound. Then, this past January, it was announced that MWV would be merging with the Rock Tenn Corporation to form WestRock, the world’s second largest packaging company.

After careful consideration, West Rock determined that the Mound is still primed to meet their needs. With the merger finalized in early July, the laboratory is currently preparing to provide service and support to a much larger and more diverse company.

“Our contacts at WestRock were very supporting as we went through this process of exploring options within the new company, discussing future needs and areas of growth as well as providing a recognized commitment to retain the company’s current partnership,” said Eric Cluxton, Mound Business Park President.

Dyrdek Group, Inc. Rolls into Mound Business Park

The types of tenants choosing the Mound continue to diversify as we welcome Dyrdek Group, Inc. to the Mound Business Park.

Dyrdek Group, Inc. is a marketing and creative services firm owned by professional skateboarder and MTV star, Rob Dyrdek. As a Kettering native, Dyrdek has made it a priority to keep invested locally.

“I, along with staff and my board are most excited with the energy surrounding this announcement,” said Eric Cluxton, President of the Mound Business Park. “This is a testament to our property, how competitive we are, and what we can offer businesses.”

Located at 790 Enterprise Court, Dyrdek Group, Inc. will move marketing and creative services to the 5,800 square foot building, which sits atop five acres.

Mound Business Park: Going to the Dogs?

Property opened to Ohio Police Canines for indoor and outdoor training.Late in 2014, Miami Township Police Officer D.W. Hesler approached Eric Cluxton about possibly using the Mound Business Park for training local police canines. Hesler had been using the Mound paths for his own jogging and noticed the space would be ideal. This year, the Mound Business Park has partnered with Officer Hesler and Ohio Police Canines to provide the canines and their handlers with vacant space for training.“When I approached Mr. Cluxton, he was more than accommodating,” said Officer Hesler. “I can tell he has a genuine interest in the canines and how they work.”

Together, Officer Hesler and the Mound Business Park worked out a plan for both the use of green space and also indoors within buildings currently available for lease or purchase. Ohio Police Canines include units from all over Southwest Ohio and their handlers use the Mound to train canines in everything from detecting human odors to narcotics and explosives odors.“The use of this space not only allows the teams to flourish, but it allows workers at the Mound and the general public a chance to watch what kind of work the teams do,” said Officer Hesler. “There is a good amount of work that goes into developing a strong canine team.”

Tenants on Shuffle at the Mound

At the end of 2014, the Mound Business Park welcomed engineering and architectural services firm Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon to the campus. BWSC made several improvements to 1370 Vanguard Boulevard and has now taken ownership of the space.

In addition to adding a tenant, there was also some movement between buildings. Excelitas moved their executive management team from 1100 Vanguard Boulevard and expanded into a larger space on the fourth floor of 965 Capstone Drive. Previously, the Mound Development Corporation offices were located on the fourth floor, but MBP President Eric Cluxton and his team have now relocated to the second floor.

“When Excelitas expressed interest in the fourth floor space, we were eager to accommodate their needs,” said Cluxton. “All of 965 Capstone Drive is an attractive option and we saw this as just another way to partner with our tenants here at the Mound.

MBP Partners Exclusively with Miller-Valentine Realty Group

With everything happening “Around the Mound,” the Mound Business Park is also excited to announce that the Miller-Valentine Realty Group will now be the Mound Business Park’s exclusive real estate partner.

“2015 has already been a year of growth for the Mound and we are confident that Miller-Valentine can help them maintain that pace,” said Miller-Valentine Realty Group, Vice President Aaron Savino.

“History and amenities work together at the Mound to make it a one-of-a-kind option for businesses.”

There are still several buildings available to lease or purchase, plus land for development. For more information, please contact Miller-Valentine Realty Group, Senior Vice President Gerry Smith at (937) 297-9368 or Vice President Aaron Savino at (937) 297-3259.