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County's High School Juniors Get Some on-the-job Experience

County's High School Juniors Get Some on-the-job Experience

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:20:27 AM

DARKE COUNTY – In keeping with their effort to educate lcoal teens about the area’s workforce opportunities, Darke County Economic Development held its Junior Job Shadow program this past week.

Local Leaders Gather at P4P Mixer

Local Leaders Gather at P4P Mixer

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:20:18 AM

GREENVILLE — Local leaders representing business, government and education gathered Wednesday at Darke County Economic Development’s Partnering For Progress Fall Mixer, held at Bistro Off Broadway in Greenville.

P4P Continues to Create Partnerships

P4P Continues to Create Partnerships

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:20:12 AM

GREENVILE – Business and community leaders, manufacturers and schools have been building partnerships over the past few years to bring and retain jobs in Darke County and to encourage an emerging workforce with an emphasis on workforce development. On Wednesday, Partnering for Progress (P4P) held its Fall Mixer so all of these partners and future partners could come together to hear positive economic news in Darke County.

Midmark Breaks Ground on New Center

Midmark Breaks Ground on New Center

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:20:06 AM

VERSAILLES — Midmark Corp. broke ground Friday for its 107,000-square-foot expansion project to be built at the company’s Versailles campus.

New Midmark Headquarters Open

New Midmark Headquarters Open

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:19:59 AM

DAYTON – Midmark Corp., a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment solutions, announced it has finalized the move to the company’s new corporate headquarters at Austin Landing.

Ground is Broken for Midmark's Newest Expansion

Ground is Broken for Midmark's Newest Expansion

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:19:53 AM

VERSAILLES – The expansion of the Midmark Corporation’s Research and Development Center is under way in Versailles.

Ramco Eoployees Recognized for Awards

Ramco Eoployees Recognized for Awards

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:19:45 AM

GREENVILLE – Ramco Electric Motors of Greenville has been awarded two prestigious awards, which were on display at a luncheon for employees at the Elks Lodge in Greenville on Wednesday.

Ramco Electric Wins Awards

Ramco Electric Wins Awards

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:19:39 AM

GREENVILLE — Local manufacturer Ramco Electric Motors held a luncheon on Wednesday afternoon at the Greenville Elks Lodge to celebrate the company’s receipt of a trio of awards.

Greenville Federal Opens Branch in Tipp City

Greenville Federal Opens Branch in Tipp City

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:19:31 AM

GREENVILLE – “This is quite the exciting day for Greenville Federal,” said Jeff Kniese, president and CEO, prior to the grand opening and ribbon cutting of their new location on Oct. 30 in Tipp City. The new branch is located at 500 W. Main Street.

Spartech Streamlining - Greenville Benefits

Spartech Streamlining - Greenville Benefits

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:19:26 AM

GREENVILLE – On Tuesday, Spartech, LLC met with employees of the Hackensack, NJ facility to inform them that the Hackensack operations will be relocating to other existing locations. With the same announcement, the Greenville plant got good news.

High School Students Learn About Careers in Manufacturing

High School Students Learn About Careers in Manufacturing

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:36:46 AM

DARKE COUNTY — Friday saw area high school sophomores participate in Darke County’s annual Manufacturing Day.

Darke County's Sophomores Take Tours for Manufacturing Day

Darke County's Sophomores Take Tours for Manufacturing Day

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:29:41 AM

DARKE COUNTY – Friday’s National Manufacturing Day was observed by 650 high school sophomores from all of Darke County’s school districts.

Inspire Concert Urges Seniors to Take Advantage of Their Journey

Inspire Concert Urges Seniors to Take Advantage of Their Journey

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:22:09 AM

ROSSBURG – More than 1,000 high school seniors from four counties descended on Eldora Speedway for Wednesday’s Inspire Career Concert, hosted by Darke County Economic Development along with several similar organizations from Mercer, Auglaize and Shelby counties.

Tours scheduled for Darke County students as part of National Manufacturing Day

Tours scheduled for Darke County students as part of National Manufacturing Day

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:16:08 AM

DARKE COUNTY – Darke County will recognize National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 5 when all Darke County sophomores will tour one of the area’s local manufacturing facilities.

Career Concert Inspires Students

Career Concert Inspires Students

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:12:41 AM

ROSSBURG — Organizations in Darke, Shelby, Mercer and Auglaize counties hosted a combination concert and career fair event for local high school seniors on Wednesday at Eldora Speedway.

Adult Senior Job Fair a Success

Adult Senior Job Fair a Success

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 6:55:43 AM

GREENVILLE – Looking to “connect the dots” between local workforce and older adults looking for jobs, the first senior job fair was hosted Thursday by the Darke County Economic Development office.

Adult Senior Job Fair Set for Sept 27

Adult Senior Job Fair Set for Sept 27

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 6:47:26 AM

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Economic Development office will sponsor an adult senior job fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 27 at Oakley Place in Greenville.

Inspire Career Concert to Host Area's High School Seniors

Inspire Career Concert to Host Area's High School Seniors

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 6:43:57 AM

DARKE COUNTY – Expecting upwards of 1,500 high school seniors, The Inspire Career Concert is set to take place Oct. 3 at Eldora Speedway.

Local College to Open New Campus in Preble County

Local College to Open New Campus in Preble County

Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:44:11 PM

Edison State Community College is opening a new campus location in Preble County.

Midmark Announces New Brand Identity

Midmark Announces New Brand Identity

Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:33:11 PM

DAYTON – Midmark Corp., a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment solutions, today launched a new corporate brand identity that captures the company’s commitment to a better care experience and the growing value Midmark offers customers as they focus on improving clinical outcomes.

Turbines Represent Commitment to Community

Turbines Represent Commitment to Community

Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:37:00 AM

Darke County residents may have noticed some changes over on the north side of Greenville in the past few weeks.

County Educators Tour Local Manufacturers

County Educators Tour Local Manufacturers

Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:26:45 AM

Darke County Economic Development sponsored educator tours of BASF Corporation, Ramco Electric Motors, and Fram Group each month during summer break.

Edison Breaks Ground on Center

Edison Breaks Ground on Center

Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 7:16:53 AM

PIQUA — Edison State Community College broke ground on its new Robinson Student Career Center on Thursday afternoon, a project made possible through a $2.5 million donation from the Robinson Fund.

Versailles Establishes DRD District

Versailles Establishes DRD District

Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:13:17 AM

VERSAILLES — During its Wednesday night meeting, the Versailles Village Council unanimously approved an ordinance establishing a Downtown Redevelopment District.

Groundbreaking for Edison's Newest Piqua Addition

Groundbreaking for Edison's Newest Piqua Addition

Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:58:23 AM

PIQUA – Thanks to a generous donation from the Robinson Fund, a groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for Edison State Community College’s newest addition.

Blades Attached to Whirlpool's Turbine

Blades Attached to Whirlpool's Turbine

Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 8:00:07 AM

GREENVILLE – Last fall, Whirlpool Corporation announced plans for three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, and this summer that plan has been coming to fruition.

JAFE Decorating Celebrates 40th Anniversary

JAFE Decorating Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:52:05 AM

GREENVILLE — A local Greenville company celebrated its 40th anniversary Friday with tours, ice cream and best wishes for future endeavors.

JAFE Celebrates 40th Anniversary

JAFE Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:33:44 AM

GREENVILLE – There was a steady stream of visitors during JAFE Decorating’s 40th anniversary celebration and open house on Friday. From community members to local leaders and local and state politicians, each congratulated Randy O’Dell and his wife Lisa on the success of the company.

Darke County Businesses Partner for Progress

Darke County Businesses Partner for Progress

Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 8:26:26 AM

DARKE COUNTY — Darke County Economic Development held its annual Partnering For Progress Summer Mixer Tuesday night at The Light Foundation’s Chenoweth Trails facility in western Darke County.

Darke Co ED and Light Send Similar Message

Darke Co ED and Light Send Similar Message

Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 8:21:05 AM

GREENVILLE – Partnering for Progress held its Summer Mixer at Chenoweth Trails on Tuesday.

Businesses Host Junior Job Shadow Week

Businesses Host Junior Job Shadow Week

Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 7:56:47 AM

DARKE COUNTY – Over 90 students from local schools were scheduled for job shadows with area businesses during Darke County Junior Job Shadow Week held May 7–11.

Midmark Named Business of the Year at Darke Co. Economic Forum

Midmark Named Business of the Year at Darke Co. Economic Forum

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 9:52:10 AM

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Economic Development Office and Partnering for Progress held its annual Economic Forum on May 4 to put a spotlight on the progress being made in economic development and workforce development in Darke County. The forum also singles out a local business as the Business of the Year.

3 Counties honor 20 Under 20 at Awards Event

3 Counties honor 20 Under 20 at Awards Event

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 8:07:57 AM

ST. HENRY — School administrators and businesses from three different western Ohio counties came together to honor their young people at the third annual 20 Under 20 Awards Wednesday evening.

Mote & Assoc., Students Celebrate Special Week

Mote & Assoc., Students Celebrate Special Week

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 8:02:56 AM

GREENVILLE – In recognition of National Engineer’s Week, Mote & Associates, Inc. and the Greenville High School Engineering Tech Prep Class taught by Christopher Sykes and Adam Eberwein collaborated for the 10th annual Engineer’s Week Challenge.

Eight Local Students Earn 20 Under 20 Awards

Eight Local Students Earn 20 Under 20 Awards

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:57:42 AM

GREENVILLE – Darke County Economic Development (DCED) and the Auglaize Mercer Business Education Alliance (AMBE) joined forces for a third consecutive year to honor students who continue to get an education while discovering the employment opportunities in the region either through actual work experience or internships.

High School Seniors Network, Interview with Area Businesses

High School Seniors Network, Interview with Area Businesses

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:49:02 AM

GREENVILLE – High school seniors got a glimpse of the local job market on Tuesday as part of the Darke County Senior Interview & Networking Event, sponsored by the county’s economic development office.

Darke County Company Eyes $2.2M Expansion in Dayton Area

Darke County Company Eyes $2.2M Expansion in Dayton Area

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:41:42 AM

A growing company in western Ohio is eyeing a $2.2 million expansion in the Dayton area.

Commission Hears Update from Bowers; Approves Radio Purchase

Commission Hears Update from Bowers; Approves Radio Purchase

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:25:09 AM

DARKE COUNTY – Darke County Commissioners heard a report from Mike Bowers, county economic development director during their regular Wednesday session.

Ramco Recognized for Workplace Safety

Ramco Recognized for Workplace Safety

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:14:47 AM

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) recently awarded $1,500 to Ramco Electric Motors, Inc. of Greenville for placing fourth in its annual Safety Innovation Awards program.

Council Considers Plan to Revitalize Downtown Districts

Council Considers Plan to Revitalize Downtown Districts

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:00:21 AM

GREENVILLE – “This sounds almost too good to be true,” said by former councilman Todd Oliver at a council meeting in June. The comment was echoed on Tuesday by Council President John Burkett when Larry Green of the Montrose Group presented an update on the plan to initiate nine Downtown Revitalization Districts (DRD) in the city.

New Midmark HQ at Austin Landing Moves Forward

New Midmark HQ at Austin Landing Moves Forward

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:23:14 AM

A bustling Dayton-area development will add another mixed-use property that will serves as Midmark Corporation's new headquarters.

Dayton Region Earns High Marks for Economic Development

Dayton Region Earns High Marks for Economic Development

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:16:58 AM

The Dayton region has once again earned high marks for its economic development projects, according to a new ranking.

Greenville's Whirlpool Plant Gets New Leader

Greenville's Whirlpool Plant Gets New Leader

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:11:00 AM

GREENVILLE — Whirlpool Corporation recently announced changes to their manufacturing leadership.

New Administration Building in Arcanum's Future

New Administration Building in Arcanum's Future

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 5:59:57 AM

ARCANUM – Forced out of their offices last November, village officials in Arcanum are now looking to construct a new 6,000- to 7,000-square-foot administrative building and police department.

Community is Better Served by an Independent Wayne HealthCare

Community is Better Served by an Independent Wayne HealthCare

Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 7:41:35 AM

GREENVILLE – From 2010 to 2017 over 80 rural hospitals across the country closed their facilities and that trend is expected to continue. While others are failing, Wayne HealthCare (WHC) continues to grow.

Ex-Corning Plant Sold

Ex-Corning Plant Sold

Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:49:23 AM

GREENVILLE — The 300,000 square-foot former Corning Plant has been purchased by a local businessman.

Dayton-Area Industrial Property, Former Site of Corning Plant Sold

Dayton-Area Industrial Property, Former Site of Corning Plant Sold

Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:31:15 AM

A 300,000-square-foot industrial property in Darke County has been sold.

Midmark Announces Changes to Executive Leadership Team

Midmark Announces Changes to Executive Leadership Team

Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 1:22:56 PM

One of Dayton's largest companies is making a few changes to its leadership team.
Midmark Corp., a provider of medical, dental and veterinary healthcare equipment, has promoted three of its executive team members.

Midmark Forms New Partnership with European Company

Midmark Forms New Partnership with European Company

Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 1:19:10 PM

Midmark Corp., one of Dayton's largest companies, is partnering with a European manufacturer to provide the U.S. medical market with diagnostic equipment.

Caterpillar Honors Ramco for Quality, Delivery

Caterpillar Honors Ramco for Quality, Delivery

Posted: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:12:32 PM

GREENVILLE — More than 100 employees of Ramco Electric Motors gathered Wednesday at Romer’s Catering in Greenville to partake in lunch and an award being presented to the company by one of its customers.

BOY Spotlight: Midmark Corp

BOY Spotlight: Midmark Corp

Posted: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:09:17 AM

With operations nestled among the cornfields and villages that make up Ohio’s border counties, Midmark Corp. is building something unique.

Midmark Moves Headquarters to Austin Landing

Midmark Moves Headquarters to Austin Landing

Posted: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:40:28 AM

DAYTON — Midmark Corporation, a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary healthcare equipment solutions, announced Tuesday it has finalized lease negotiations and will move its headquarters to Austin Landing by October 1, 2018.

Whirlpool Corporation Announces Plans For Wind Turbines At Greenville Manufacturing Facility

Whirlpool Corporation Announces Plans For Wind Turbines At Greenville Manufacturing Facility

Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:57:00 PM

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov 15, 2017 -- Whirlpool Corporation today announced plans for three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio and further build on the company’s 46-year commitment to sustainable manufacturing.

Dayton Company to Open R&D Center with Nearly 100 Jobs

Dayton Company to Open R&D Center with Nearly 100 Jobs

Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:28:47 AM

Midmark Corp. plans to create at least 97 new jobs over the next five years with the opening of a Research & Development Center in Versailles.

Midmark Showcases New Dental Health Clinic at Sinclair Community College

Midmark Showcases New Dental Health Clinic at Sinclair Community College

Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:20:56 AM

DAYTON — Midmark Corp., a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment and technologies, recently held an open house to showcase the new Midmark Dental Health Clinic at Sinclair Community College.

Dayton-based Company to Bring 97 New Jobs to Region

Dayton-based Company to Bring 97 New Jobs to Region

Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:10:35 AM

Midmark Corp. plans to create at least 97 new jobs over five years at a new research and development center in Versailles that is planned for construction in 2018.

Marley is Workforce Development Specialist

Marley is Workforce Development Specialist

Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 7:59:28 AM

GREENVILLE – Partnering for Progress (P4P) and the Darke County Economic Development office have been searching for someone to lead workforce development efforts since Lisa Wendel left the position this past summer. During the organization’s annual Fall Mixer at the Bistro Off Broadway on Nov. 1, Mike Bowers, director of Darke County Economic Development, announced Tamala Marley will be the office’s new workforce specialist.

Partnering for Progress Names Tamala Marley Career Pathway Coordinator

Partnering for Progress Names Tamala Marley Career Pathway Coordinator

Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 7:57:51 AM

GREENVILLE — During Darke County Economic Development’s Partnering for Progress Fall Mixer, held at the Bistro on Broadway Wednesday evening in Greenville, Director Mike Bowers announced the hiring of a new Career Pathway Coordinator.

Manufacturing Day Gives Students a Look at Local Opportunities

Manufacturing Day Gives Students a Look at Local Opportunities

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 5:08:25 AM

GREENVILLE — According to Darke County Economic Development Director Mike Bowers, today’s factories are very different from those in which peoples’ parents and grandparents have worked.

County's Sophomores Take Manufacturing Day Tours

County's Sophomores Take Manufacturing Day Tours

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 5:02:55 AM

DARKE COUNTY – High school sophomores from around the county got a peek at the local job market during Friday’s Manufacturing Day event, sponsored by Darke County Economic Development.

Midmark Continues its Brisk Hiring Pace

Midmark Continues its Brisk Hiring Pace

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:39:46 AM

Midmark Corp. has come through on plans to grow and add staff this year.

Midmark Earns OSOS Commendation

Midmark Earns OSOS Commendation

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:31:32 AM

VERSAILLES – Midmark Corp., a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment and technologies, received a Certificate of Commendation from the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office of Jon Husted for exemplary work, outstanding employees and recognition for supporting the STEMM program.

Midmark Honored for STEMM Work

Midmark Honored for STEMM Work

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:25:37 AM

VERSAILLES — Midmark Corp. has been honored by Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office for their work with the Ohio STEMM program.

Davidson Visits Farms and Fair; Spends Day in Darke County

Davidson Visits Farms and Fair; Spends Day in Darke County

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:15:34 AM

DARKE COUNTY – Rep. Warren Davidson stopped by the Darke County Republican tent at the county fair on Friday, as part of a day-long visit to the area.

Portman Tours BASF; Plant Announces $25 Million Expansion

Portman Tours BASF; Plant Announces $25 Million Expansion

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:18:58 PM

GREENVILLE – Ohio Senator Rob Portman was in Greenville Friday to tour the BASF facility and meet with a group of employees and plant managers.

Senator Rob Portman Tours BASF Plant

Senator Rob Portman Tours BASF Plant

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:07:05 PM

GREENVILLE — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was in Greenville Friday to tour and meet employees at the BASF plant at 1175 Martin Street.

City to Contract with Montrose

City to Contract with Montrose

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:03:03 PM

GREENVILLE — At its Tuesday night meeting, Greenville City Council unanimously passed a resolution to contract with a consulting group to establish Downtown Redevelopment Districts (DRD) for the city.

Versailles Accepts Montrose Proposal to Redevelop Downtown

Versailles Accepts Montrose Proposal to Redevelop Downtown

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:19:04 AM

VERSAILLES — The Village of Versailles Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to enter into a contract with the Montrose Group to help establish Downtown Redevelopment Districts (DRD) there.

Wendel Leaving Economic Development Office

Wendel Leaving Economic Development Office

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:12:15 AM

GREENVILLE — Saying she is “ready for new challenges,” Career Pathway Coordinator Lisa Wendel will be leaving Darke County Economic Development (DCED) effective Friday, August 4.

Buchy Inducted into Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame

Buchy Inducted into Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame

Posted: Monday, August 7, 2017 - 6:14:24 AM

COLUMBUS – Lifelong Greenville resident and former Ohio Representative Jim Buchy was inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame Friday morning at the Ohio Expo Center on the grounds of the Ohio State Fair.

Midmark Partners with Mercy Health

Midmark Partners with Mercy Health

Posted: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 5:21:59 AM

Rethinking the outpatient experience sets stage for donation in Africa

GTI Marks 30th Year in Greenville

GTI Marks 30th Year in Greenville

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:21:16 AM

GREENVILLE — While many businesses seem to be “here today, gone tomorrow,” Greenville Technology Inc. (GTI) has become a mainstay of the Greenville community. On Saturday, the company celebrated 30 years in business.

GTI Celebrates 30 Years in Greenville

GTI Celebrates 30 Years in Greenville

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 8:30:58 AM

GREENVILLE – “Thirty years! Wow! That’s amazing,” said Greenville Mayor Steve Willman at the 30th anniversary celebration for Greenville Technology, Inc. (GTI) in Greenville on July 22.

ODOT Darke Co Garage Now Officially Open for Business

ODOT Darke Co Garage Now Officially Open for Business

Posted: Friday, June 9, 2017 - 5:03:09 AM

Administrators, employees, and area dignitaries were on hand Thursday to participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening the new facility.

Manufacturer Plans Tech Center in Dayton Region

Manufacturer Plans Tech Center in Dayton Region

Posted: Friday, June 2, 2017 - 6:14:53 AM

Midmark Corp. is building a new technology center in Darke County.

Whirlpool Opens New Distribution Center

Whirlpool Opens New Distribution Center

Posted: Friday, June 2, 2017 - 6:04:23 AM

GREENVILLE — Dignitaries, employees and company retirees gathered Thursday to help Whirlpool Corporation conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony, to celebrate the successful expansion of the company’s Greenville, Ohio, Factory Distribution Center (FDC).

Midmark Announces New Tech Center to be Built in Versailles

Midmark Announces New Tech Center to be Built in Versailles

Posted: Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:59:33 AM

VERSAILLES, Ohio — Midmark Corporation announced Thursday its decision to construct a technology center on its Versailles, Ohio, campus to facilitate the company’s recent and future growth and strengthen its new product development process and technological capabilities.

Whirlpool's FDC Reinforces Greenville as a Global Hub

Whirlpool's FDC Reinforces Greenville as a Global Hub

Posted: Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:55:55 AM

GREENVILLE – “Let’s get the party started,” said Ken Hossler, Plant Lead for the Greenville Whirlpool factory, as they celebrated the official opening of the new $17 million expansion of its Greenville Ohio Factory Distribution Center (FDC). The expansion nearly doubles the size of the previous facility. The FDC is now 650,000 square feet and allows the company to consolidate its three off-site warehouses with its onsite distribution center.

Midmark to Build Tech Center in Versailles

Midmark to Build Tech Center in Versailles

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 4:52:56 AM

VERSAILLES – Midmark Corp. announced its decision to construct a technology center on its Versailles campus to facilitate the company’s recent and future growth and strengthen its new product development process and technological capabilities.

P4P to Focus on Use of Social Media to Attract Business, Younger Workers

P4P to Focus on Use of Social Media to Attract Business, Younger Workers

Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:27:46 AM

DARKE COUNTY – Using social media to market the county to attract millennials will be a focus for the Darke County Community Improvement’s Partnering for Progress (P4P).

CIC's Bowers Announces Workforce Attraction Initiative

CIC's Bowers Announces Workforce Attraction Initiative

Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:15:07 AM

GREENVILLE — A local business was honored and a new workforce initiative announced during Friday morning’s Darke County Community Improvement Corporation’s (CIC) Economic Forum held at Romer’s Catering in Greenville.

Seven Local Students Honored as 20 Under 20

Seven Local Students Honored as 20 Under 20

Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:08:51 AM

ST. HENRY – Seven students from Greenville and Darke County schools were honored on April 26 at the second annual 20 Under 20 Awards ceremony hosted by Darke County Economic Development (DCED) and Auglaize Mercer Business Education Alliance (AMBA) at Romer’s Catering in St. Henry.

20 Under 20 Awards Bind Community

20 Under 20 Awards Bind Community

Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 9:58:05 AM

ST. HENRY — Seven Darke County Students from Darke County schools received a 20 Under 20 Award for their work in a business, Wednesday, April 26.

Midmark Rolls Out New Technology

Midmark Rolls Out New Technology

Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 8:48:44 AM

Midmark Corp. is rolling out another new product line as continued technology investments help the medical equipment manufacturer grow.

Why This Dayton Area Manufacturer Owns a Golf Course...

Why This Dayton Area Manufacturer Owns a Golf Course...

Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 8:37:32 AM

In Darke County, one company controls 330,000 square feet of manufacturing floor, 80,000 square feet of office space, a remote lodge, a restaurant and inn, a golf course and "the only private jet in town."

High School Career Fair Provides Opportunity

High School Career Fair Provides Opportunity

Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 8:25:18 AM

GREENVILLE — The Senior Straight to Work Job Fair took place at Greenville High School (GHS) on April 11 and had seniors from five schools attend the event: Ansonia, Greenville, Mississinawa Valley, Franklin-Monroe and Tri – Village.

With Business Surging, Midmark Plans 105 New Jobs

With Business Surging, Midmark Plans 105 New Jobs

Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 8:15:51 AM

With accelerating technology and an expanding customer base, Midmark is upping the scale of hiring this year to grow its workforce.

BASF donates $6000 of equipment to Greenville High School in Ohio

BASF donates $6000 of equipment to Greenville High School in Ohio

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:23:56 PM

SOUTHFIELD, MI, February 23, 2017 – The BASF site in Greenville, Ohio donated over $6,000 worth of lab and scientific equipment to Greenville High School.

New Premier Affiliation Echoes Industry-Wide Trend

New Premier Affiliation Echoes Industry-Wide Trend

Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 1:04:34 PM

An affiliation with Premier Health will help expand the reach of Darke County's Wayne HealthCare.

YOLO's Proposed Park is Off and Running

YOLO's Proposed Park is Off and Running

Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 12:57:16 PM

GREENVILLE – The YOLO organization isn’t going to waste any time now that they have the approval by Greenville City Council to proceed with their plans for an urban park with a water feature at the corner of South Broadway and Martin Streets.

Businesses Host Students during Junior Job Shadow Week

Businesses Host Students during Junior Job Shadow Week

Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 12:48:31 PM

DARKE COUNTY - One-hundred thirty-one students from area schools job shadowed at one of 33 participating businesses in over 54 different careers during Darke County Junior Job Shadow Week.

Whirlpool Celebrates Millionth Hand Mixer

Whirlpool Celebrates Millionth Hand Mixer

Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 9:22:48 AM

GREENVILLE – How do you top off a year that saw a celebration for the completion of one $40 million expansion project and the start of another and the addition of a new product line? For Whirlpool’s KitchenAid Division in Greenville you keep moving forward and continue to set new record-breaking marks and you keep celebrating.

Business Leaders Gather for Meet and Greet

Business Leaders Gather for Meet and Greet

Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 8:58:05 AM

GREENVILLE — Community leaders gathered Wednesday at the Bistro Off Broadway to hear the latest happenings with Partnering for Progress.

Midmark Acquires Misouri-based Manufacturer

Midmark Acquires Misouri-based Manufacturer

Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 7:44:49 AM

One of the Dayton region's largest companies has acquired another manufacturer. Dayton-based Midmark Corp. — a medical, dental and veterinary equipment manufacturer — has acquired Missouri-based VSSI Inc., according to a press release.

ESCC Open House Highlights New Ag Program

ESCC Open House Highlights New Ag Program

Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 7:34:25 AM

GREENVILLE – Darke and Mercer Counties are number one and two in agriculture so it would only make sense for at least one organization in the region to take the next step in securing the area’s future. Edison State Community College (ESCC) has recognized the need and announced it will be offering a two-year degree beginning in fall 2017.

Whirlpool Hosts Area Students for Manufacturing Day

Whirlpool Hosts Area Students for Manufacturing Day

Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:28:31 AM

GREENVILLE – Tri-Village sophomores got a sneak peek at what it would be like to work in the manufacturing field on Friday, Oct. 7.

Keeping Talent Local

Keeping Talent Local

Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:10:35 AM

DARKE COUNTY — Area high school sophomores donned safety glasses and hearing protection Friday as they participated in the third National Manufacturing Day in Darke County.

Manufacturing Day Recognized in County

Manufacturing Day Recognized in County

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:43:14 AM

GREENVILLE – Darke County will recognize National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 7 when all Darke County Sophomores will tour one of the local facilities.  Participating manufacturers are Whirlpool, Midmark, GTI, FRAM, Jafe Decorating, Ramco Electric Motors, and Fort Recovery Industries.

Dayton's Biggest Ethanol Facility Getting Upgrade

Dayton's Biggest Ethanol Facility Getting Upgrade

Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:29:16 AM

The largest ethanol facility in the Miami Valley is getting upgrades.

Workforce Drives Whirlpool to Grow

Workforce Drives Whirlpool to Grow

Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:17:31 AM

Finding the right people has been the top concern for Whirlpool Corp. as it grows in Greenville.

Whirlpool's Growth is Reason for Expansion

Whirlpool's Growth is Reason for Expansion

Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:08:23 AM

GREENVILLE – Even though they have had numerous expansions since 1996, Whirlpool isn’t through growing its plant in Greenville. Ken Hossler, Plant Lead of Whirlpool’s Ohio Factory Distribution Center (FDC), announced on Aug. 22 the company will once again invest in its Greenville plant.

Greenville Business Eyes Another Expansion

Greenville Business Eyes Another Expansion

Posted: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:36:21 AM

Less than two years after it expanded its space in Greenville, a specialty glass business is already out of space and thinking about its options.

New Leader Named for Darke County Economic Development

New Leader Named for Darke County Economic Development

Posted: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:24:13 AM

Greenville's mayor has been named to oversee economic development efforts in Darke County.

Mayor to Take On Economic Development

Mayor to Take On Economic Development

Posted: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:08:13 AM

DARKE COUNTY – After several months of searching for a new Economic Development Director for the county, the Community Improvement Corporation of Darke County (CIC) named Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers as its choice.

CIC Believes Bowers is Who They Need

CIC Believes Bowers is Who They Need

Posted: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 9:58:46 AM

GREENVILLE – The fervor the Darke County Economic Development office had the past few years may have been tempered with the loss of its former director earlier this year, but things may start heating up again soon. The Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) recently revealed it has hired Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers as the new director of Darke County Economic Development.

Going Green for Vets

Going Green for Vets

Posted: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 7:14:23 AM

GREENVILLE — Coloring, packaging and shipping 4 million light bulbs in less than five months’ time is a huge undertaking, but it’s a challenge the employees of one local company look forward to completing.

Whirlpool Picks Up the Pace at KitchenAid Plant

Whirlpool Picks Up the Pace at KitchenAid Plant

Posted: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 6:42:18 AM

Whirlpool Corp. is pushing ahead with hiring following a major expansion of its Greenville plant.

The company has been adding another 400 workers to increase the capacity. The Benton Harbor, Mich.-based company makes KitchenAid stand mixers and other small appliances at the plant for national and international markets.

Darke County Gets Creative to Build Workforce

Darke County Gets Creative to Build Workforce

Posted: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 6:34:45 AM

With good news stories pumping up business in Darke County, development leaders are looking to ease the growing workforce strain.

Program Will Meet Workforce Needs

Program Will Meet Workforce Needs

Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 8:22:43 AM

GREENVILLE – To meet the growing demand of the regional manufacturing industry, Edison State Community College will offer a new Equipment Maintenance Technology and Factory Automation certificate program this fall in Darke County. The certificate program consists of ten courses that can be completed in as little as one year.

SNB Contributes to County Development

SNB Contributes to County Development

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:53:09 AM

GREENVILLE – Second National Bank has once again contributed to Darke County’s public-private economic development effort, Partnering for Progress. SNB has been a great supporter of the initiative since its inception in 2008. To date, no other financial institution has contributed as much to P4P as Second National Bank has overall, or in any given year. This support goes above and beyond just the financial aspect as officers of SNB have been a part of the Darke County CIC Board and advisory committees, as well as being a consistent participant in P4P events.

JAFE Decorating Named Darke County's Business of the Year

JAFE Decorating Named Darke County's Business of the Year

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:41:49 AM

GREENVILLE — Darke County Economic Development and the Darke County Community Improvement Corporation hosted the annual investors meeting and economic development forum Friday morning, naming JAFE Decorating as the Darke County Business of the Year.

Kitchenaid Celebrates Completion of $40 Million Expansion

Kitchenaid Celebrates Completion of $40 Million Expansion

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:24:51 AM

GREENVILLE – The common theme from corporate and state and local elected officials during the ribbon cutting for Greenville KitchenAid’s expansion pointed to employees, community and brand. The company invested $40 million into the 218,000 sq. ft. expansion.

12 Darke County Youths Honored at Twenty Under Twenty Awards

12 Darke County Youths Honored at Twenty Under Twenty Awards

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:12:34 AM

ST. HENRY – Twelve Darke County youths were among the 20 honored at the first-ever Twenty Under Twenty Awards, held Wednesday evening in St. Henry. The awards were a collaboration between Darke County Economic Development and The Auglaize Mercer Business Education Alliance.

AHS Partners with Ramco Electric for Internship Program

AHS Partners with Ramco Electric for Internship Program

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 8:34:14 AM

During the 2015 – 16 school year, Arcanum High School entered into partnership with Ramco Electric Motors to begin an internship program for students from our high school in the areas of production, business, and engineering.

Greenville Federal Gives Support to P4P

Greenville Federal Gives Support to P4P

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 8:27:17 AM

GREENVILLE – Greenville Federal Bank has once again shown their support of the Partnering for Progress (P4P) Initiative by contributing for 2016. This collaborative public/private economic development effort has brought remarkable growth and opportunity to Darke County, with the bank participating since 2009.

GHS Adds Advanced Manufacturing Lab to its Curriculum

GHS Adds Advanced Manufacturing Lab to its Curriculum

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:35:06 AM

GREENVILLE – The Advanced Manufacturing Lab at Greenville Senior High School is the newest addition to the Greenville Career Technical Educational Center.

KitchenAid Launches New Blender Line

KitchenAid Launches New Blender Line

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:26:14 AM

GREENVILLE – KitchenAid was surely grandma’s go-to workhorse in the kitchen, and the brand has carried on, ageless and timeless since then. Monday, a new product line was launched with that same quality and power that is the hallmark of the company, but with an unapologetic modern edginess as well.

Whirlpool Starts Up New Product Line

Whirlpool Starts Up New Product Line

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:18:30 AM

GREENVILLE – After two years in product development, Whirlpool and KitchenAid finally began producing the new KitchenAid Pro Line Blender on March 28. The new product line joins a host of other quality home appliances produced in Greenville, such as the KitchenAid Stand Mixer and hand mixer and diamond series blender.

Seven County Forum Shares Workforce Development Ideas

Seven County Forum Shares Workforce Development Ideas

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:07:44 AM

PIQUA – The biggest complaint about the employment picture these days is no longer a lack of jobs, it’s a lack of employees qualified to fill those jobs. The West Central Ohio Development Coalition (WCODC) invited business, education, government and economic development professionals to a forum Thursday morning to address that very subject.

King's Command Looks to Expand in Versailles

King's Command Looks to Expand in Versailles

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:51:12 AM

COLUMBUS – King’s Command Foods, LLC was approved by the Ohio Development Services Agency for a 1.164 percent, 7-year Job Creation Tax Credit Monday.

Executive Director Search

Executive Director Search

Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 11:54:58 AM

MARCH 4, 2016 - Darke County, Ohio, located in west central Ohio, is seeking an Economic development professional to serve as the Executive Director of the Darke County Economic Development office.

Locals Celebrate GHS Lab Opening

Locals Celebrate GHS Lab Opening

Posted: Friday, March 4, 2016 - 5:23:28 PM

GREENVILLE — Local educators, industry representatives and other community leaders gathered to celebrate the opening of Greenville High School Career Tech Center’s Advanced Manufacturing lab.

Center Will Develop a Skilled Workforce

Center Will Develop a Skilled Workforce

Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 10:06:04 AM

GREENVILLE – Closing the skills gap and ensuring Darke County’s manufacturers have a qualified workforce has been discussed, contemplated and discussed a few more times. For some it has been a five year journey while others jumped on board midway through the most recent effort, but all have played an important role in making sure the Darke County Advanced Manufacturing Center at the Greenville Technology Center came to fruition. Local business, manufacturing and community leaders joined with government and school officials to celebrate the opening on Nov. 18

P4P Continues to Make a Difference

P4P Continues to Make a Difference

Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 9:38:07 AM

GREENVILLE – Partnering for Progress (P4P) an integral part of Darke County’s economic development. Approximately 100 persons were in attendance for a recent get together for P4P partners and potential investors.

Darke County Students Visit Local Companies for Manufacturing Day

Darke County Students Visit Local Companies for Manufacturing Day

Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 9:26:31 AM

GREENVILLE — Eight local businesses showcased the opportunities in advanced manufacturing Friday to help address the national skills gap and inspire the next generation of American workers as part of National Manufacturing Day.

Workforce Development Programs Introduce Students to Career Alternatives

Workforce Development Programs Introduce Students to Career Alternatives

Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 9:14:43 AM

DARKE COUNTY — Partnering for Progress is adding several new initiatives this year in its efforts to bring together students and businesses to develop a skilled and dependable workforce, as well as show students that their options for the future are far more wide-ranging than they might have believed.

Economic Growth Depends on American Workers

Economic Growth Depends on American Workers

Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 8:18:43 AM

GREENVILLE — Monday is Labor Day, a day set aside by the federal government in 1894 to honor the American worker. Thankfully, over the past few years, strong economic recovery nationwide and here at home means a lot more American workers are getting to take the day off for a barbecue with the family and have a job to go back to on Tuesday.

Saluk Notes Cooperation as Key to Success

Saluk Notes Cooperation as Key to Success

Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 7:42:51 AM

VERSAILLES – How do you sell your community to somebody who doesn’t know it well? That was the question Economic Development Director Marc Saluk posed to over 100 Partnering for Progress members and invited guests at Stillwater Valley Golf Course July 24.

Workforce Development is Producing Results

Workforce Development is Producing Results

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 12:18:59 PM

GREENVILLE – Darke County is making headway in training the next generation of workers. One might think that is an odd statement and respond, “Our kids are going to school. Of course we’re training the next generation of workers.” Yes, but not too long ago sending kids to school didn’t mean they were preparing for today’s workforce.

Second National Bank Continues Support of P4P

Second National Bank Continues Support of P4P

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 12:03:25 PM

DARKE COUNTY- Second National Bank continued its support of local development efforts recently by backing Darke County’s Partnering for Progress (P4P) initiative again in 2015. This marks the seventh consecutive year that the bank, an original founder of the P4P initiative, has supported the countywide, public-private development effort.

WHIO TV - Hometown Opportunity Promotion

WHIO TV - Hometown Opportunity Promotion

Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:52:50 AM

WHIO TV - Channel 7 video aired on June 10, 2015

By Steve Baker, Northern Bureau Chief

DARKE CO: Officials say local job hunters can find their "dream job" here at home

County Employment Picture Improves

County Employment Picture Improves

Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:40:41 AM

DARKE COUNTY — Unemployment numbers fell in every county in Ohio from March to April, with Darke County seeing a healthy drop from 5.0 percent to 4.0, according to information just released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Office of Workforce Development, Bureau of Labor Market Information, but seasonal adjustments show a different picture statewide.

Company Ready to Fly

Company Ready to Fly

Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:34:56 AM

GETTYSBURG — For some people, “drone” has become a dirty word in the American lexicon, but the men behind a local company saw the opportunity to improve worker safety and help consumers by using the small, unmanned aircrafts — and they were willing to jump through all the necessary hoops to make it happen.

Students Look at Career Options

Students Look at Career Options

Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:29:23 AM

VERSAILLES — One of the best ways to help a student figure out where he wants to go in life is to let him see what his options are. Midmark wanted to help area students learn about their career options by hosting a job shadow event on Tuesday morning.

Drone May Signal Local Job Growth

Drone May Signal Local Job Growth

Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:22:40 AM

A Springfield manufacturer delivered a small drone Tuesday to a Darke County company that’s one of the first in the Midwest allowed to use the technology to inspect power lines and substations.

Efforts of P4P Paying Off in a Lot of Ways

Efforts of P4P Paying Off in a Lot of Ways

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:56:42 AM

GREENVILLE – Over 1,600 jobs created or retained, $121.5 million in capital expenditures, and $47.5 million in payroll – all of that since Partnering for Progress (P4P) began a few years ago. During the annual P4P meeting, Darke County Economic Development Director Marc Saluk pointed out that because of P4P the county has been able to leverage $26 million to obtain incentives for businesses to grow or establish themselves in Darke County.

Your Dream Job is Right Here!

Your Dream Job is Right Here!

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:31:53 AM

GREENVILLE – Can’t find a job locally? You probably haven’t tried Hometown Opportunity!

According to Darke County Economic Development Director Marc Saluk, there is no need to look outside the area for that “dream job.” It can be found at Hometown Opportunity (hometownopportunity.com).

Greenville Moves Up the Ranks

Greenville Moves Up the Ranks

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:16:53 AM

DARKE COUNTY - The county’s economic development efforts has received national attention from Site Selection Magazine, a publication that determines rankings by the number of qualifying corporate projects communities have within a year.

Economic Development is Major Focus

Economic Development is Major Focus

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:05:55 AM

In his introductory letter to council, Bowers calls the economic development of Greenville a “major focus” of his seven years of service to the community.

FRAM Event - WHIO Video

FRAM Event - WHIO Video

Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:58:15 AM

Channel 7's Northern Bureau Chief Steve Baker reported on the FRAM Celebration on March 6th, 2015. View his report here.

FRAM Adds New Oil Filter Line

FRAM Adds New Oil Filter Line

Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:34:02 AM

GREENVILLE — Fram will open a section of its plant that had been closed since 2011, which will allow the company to hire more people, and add the ability to produce additional filters.

FRAM Celebrates Recent Accomplishments

FRAM Celebrates Recent Accomplishments

Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:18:15 AM

GREENVILLE – In 2011, Fram’s Greenville plant was down to approximately 150 employees and was nearly a shell of its former self. There were rumors the plant would be closing shop.

Midmark Celebrates 100 Years

Midmark Celebrates 100 Years

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 12:50:22 PM

DAYTON – Midmark Corporation recently announced that 2015 marks the company’s 100th year of business. With a theme of “Reminisce Reinvent Renew,” the celebration kicked off at the Versailles Performing Arts Center as president and CEO, Dr. Anne Eiting Klamar, congratulated the Midmark teammates on their achievement, reminisced about the company’s past and committed to being ready for change as it moves into the future.

JAFE Massive Growth Attributed to Employees

JAFE Massive Growth Attributed to Employees

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 11:43:46 AM

GREENVILLE – JAFE Decorating, Inc., has three automated lines; all three are in operation 24 hours a day seven days a week… “We’re just trying to get it all done,” said Randy O’Dell, owner. Christmas is finished, Valentine’s Day is next. O’Dell noted winter was the busiest time of the year. “After that it’s Mother’s Day then spring.”

JAFE Expands, Adds Jobs

JAFE Expands, Adds Jobs

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:10:12 AM

GREENVILLE — Jafe Decorating, Inc., a glass decorating company located in Greenville, held an open house on Friday, to commemorate the company’s recent expansion.

MV Hosts Career Day

MV Hosts Career Day

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 9:50:48 AM

Union City, Ohio - Mississniawa Valley students had an opportunity to hear presentations from a variety of careers in the manufacturing, health care, entertainment, and other industries during their recent career day.

County Loan Helps Spur JAFE Decroating Expansion

County Loan Helps Spur JAFE Decroating Expansion

Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:45:54 AM

GREENVILLE - For the second time since JAFE Decorating came under new ownership in 2010, the specialty glasspainting and coating company will be expanding and adding jobs. With the help of a $180,000 loan from Darke County’s low-interest revolving loan fund, the company plans to create at least 20 new full-time positions and add 14,000 square feet to their Greenville production facility.

County Loan Helps Spur Expansion

County Loan Helps Spur Expansion

Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:39:52 AM

GREENVILLE – For the second time since JAFE Decorating came under new ownership in 2010, the specialty glass painting and coating company will be expanding and adding jobs. With the help of a $180,000 loan from Darke County’s low-interest revolving loan fund, the company plans to create at least 20 new full-time positions and add 14,000 square feet to their Greenville production facility.

Partnering for Progress Celebrates 5 Years

Partnering for Progress Celebrates 5 Years

Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:30:54 AM

DARKE COUNTY - October gives cause for celebration of economic growth in the community as Darke County Economic Development’s Partnering for Progress (P4P) initiative hits the five-year mark.

Success of P4P is Good For Darke Co

Success of P4P is Good For Darke Co

Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:11:20 AM

GREENVILLE – Partnering for Progress (P4P) met for its quarterly meeting on Oct. 22 and celebrated its fifth anniversary. The program has successfully partnered local businesses with other businesses and education to make Darke County and the region stronger and more prepared to maintain the present businesses and experience growth.

Manufacturing Not what it Used to Be

Manufacturing Not what it Used to Be

Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:02:42 AM

GREENVILLE – “This was very educational… it totally changed my perspective on what factories are like.” Kassidy York and Layne Washington, 10th grade students at Greenville High School, had almost identical reactions to their tour at Ramco Electric Motors Oct. 3.

Students Expand Manufacturing Awareness

Students Expand Manufacturing Awareness

Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:59:25 AM

DARKE COUNTY- On Friday, all Darke County schools and five of the largest county manufacturers, in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day, came together in an effort to draw attention to career opportunities available within those organizations.

Students Told "People Make People Successful"

Students Told "People Make People Successful"

Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:56:14 AM

GREENVILLE – “Look at your neighbor… how many do you think will be president of the United States?” Three students raised their hands. “How many will be on the 10 Most Wanted list?” Students laughed as 25 or 30 raised their hands…

Whirlpool Breaks Ground on Expansion

Whirlpool Breaks Ground on Expansion

Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 6:08:40 AM

GREENVILLE - “If you can’t get excited about what we’re about to encounter, check your pulse, because this is very, very, very exciting for all of us in the community, and very exciting for Whirlpool,” said Ken Hossler, Whirlpool Corporation’s Greenville plant leader.

KitchenAid Breaks Ground on $40 Million Expansion

KitchenAid Breaks Ground on $40 Million Expansion

Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 5:57:50 AM

GREENVILLE – The message was clear from top officials at KitchenAid and from locally elected government representatives on Aug. 6 as they broke ground on the company’s expansion in Greenville – the reason Whirlpool chose to expand its operation here is because of the workforce.

Business of the Quarter Named

Business of the Quarter Named

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:09:53 AM

GREENVILLE - Ramco Electric Motors was named the Partnering for Progress Business of the Quarter on Friday at the quarterly meeting held at Stillwater Golf Course in Versailles.

Simpson Helps People Take Charge of Their Lives

Simpson Helps People Take Charge of Their Lives

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:48:38 AM

REENVILLE - Lorie Simpson, a workforce development professional with a background in human resource development, resides in Piqua, but is in Darke County at least twice a week for two weeks at a time.

JobsOhio:  Dayton Region Leading State in Job Gains

JobsOhio: Dayton Region Leading State in Job Gains

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:40:30 AM

The 14-county Dayton and west Ohio region is leading the state in new business investment, according to JobsOhio.

SNB is a Mainstay of Development

SNB is a Mainstay of Development

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:40:13 AM

DARKE COUNTY – The Partnering for Progress (P4P) Initiative has once again been able to count on one of its top supporters in 2014 as Second National Bank has contributed again to Darke County’s public-private economic development effort.

Greenville Largest Investor in Economic Development Initiative

Greenville Largest Investor in Economic Development Initiative

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:37:58 AM

GREENVILLE - The Greenville City Council presented the Darke County Partnering for Progress (P4P) Initiative with a $15,000 check at their recent meeting for use towards further economic development in the area.

Symbolic Groundbreaking Kicks Off GCSD Construction

Symbolic Groundbreaking Kicks Off GCSD Construction

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 8:10:23 AM

GREENVILLE – “We are ready to begin our 27-month process of construction…” Greenville City Schools Superintendent Doug Fries stood before the microphone one final time as a 40-minute symbolic groundbreaking ceremony taking place May 27 at Harmon Field was about to wrap up.

Greenville Federal Backs P4P for Another Year

Greenville Federal Backs P4P for Another Year

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 7:31:30 AM

GREENVILLE- Greenville Federal Bank has maintained their status as a long running supporter of the Partnering for Progress (P4P) Initiative by once again contributing in 2014 to Darke County’s collaborative, public-private development effort. The bank has been a fixture since 2009 in the county-wide effort that has yielded tremendous growth for Darke County as well as opportunity for its citizens.

County Keeps Up with Manufacturing Comeback

County Keeps Up with Manufacturing Comeback

Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:44:23 AM

DARKE COUNTY – Manufacturing is on the rise in the Dayton Region, and Darke County is “doing as well as anywhere,” reported Dave Burrows, vice president of development for the Dayton Development Coalition.

PolyOne Named Business of the Quarter

PolyOne Named Business of the Quarter

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:37:27 PM

GREENVILLE - The Partnering for Progress (P4P) quarterly meeting held Friday at the Brethren Retirement Community highlighted the ongoing work of the initiative, as well as the business of the quarter, PolyOne, and outgoing president of the P4P Community Improvement Corporation board, Jim Poeppelman.

Former Addict Working to Turn His Life Around

Former Addict Working to Turn His Life Around

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:37:14 PM

“People always said I had ‘so much potential,’” Curtner stated. “After being through these classes, I understand why. Having so many people care about whether you succeed, that really boosts your confidence in your ability to actually get out there and do it.”

Regional Website Highlights Darke County's Workforce

Regional Website Highlights Darke County's Workforce

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:37:07 PM

DARKE COUNTY - HometownOpportunity is growing, adding new employers, schools, and job seekers to improve its effectiveness at meeting the goal of promoting hometown living and economic development in Mercer, Auglaize and Darke Counties, said Lisa Wendel, workforce specialist with Darke County Economic Development.

Old National Bank Supports Local Development

Old National Bank Supports Local Development

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:37:00 PM

DARKE COUNTY- Old National Bank in Union City has joined Darke County’s Partnering for Progress initiative, becoming the latest member of the county wide economic development effort and the 76th member overall.

Filling Jobs Involves Multi-faceted Approach

Filling Jobs Involves Multi-faceted Approach

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:54 PM

GREENVILLE – There’s been a transition in the county. In 2009 Marc Saluk was hired as Darke County’s new Economic Development Director.

Grant Will Help Build Darke County's Workforce

Grant Will Help Build Darke County's Workforce

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:47 PM

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Workforce Development at the Greenville Career Technology Center (C-Tec) received a boost this week with the announcement the organization received a $500,000 grant. The original plan asked for over $1 million, which would aid in expanding the facility.

Workforce Center Receives $500,000 from State

Workforce Center Receives $500,000 from State

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:40 PM

DARKE COUNTY - The Darke County Workforce Center located near Greenville Senior High School will receive $500,000 in funding from Ohio’s 2015-2016 Capital Appropriations, which will provide more opportunities for local workforce training through enhanced equipment and a facility upgrades.

Demand Drives Expansion, 400 New Jobs at Whirlpool Plant

Demand Drives Expansion, 400 New Jobs at Whirlpool Plant

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:34 PM

Greenville — Whirlpool Corp.’s $40 million investment in its Darke County operations will ensure that Greenville remains the manufacturing hub of the company’s small appliance business, company officials said Friday.

Workforce was Key in Whirlpool's Greenville Expansion

Workforce was Key in Whirlpool's Greenville Expansion

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:26 PM

GREENVILLE - It was a big day for economic development in Darke County.

$40 Million Investment and 400 Jobs for Whirlpool in Greenville

$40 Million Investment and 400 Jobs for Whirlpool in Greenville

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:21 PM

GREENVILLE – “This announcement is going to affect one of the world’s greatest manufacturing teams,” said Ken Hossler, plant leader for Whirlpool’s Greenville plant. “It couldn’t happen without you.”

Whirlpool to Make Major Announcement

Whirlpool to Make Major Announcement

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:15 PM

Whirlpool Corp. will make a major announcement Friday regarding its plant in Greenville.

Career Tech Center's New Signage Promotes Countywide Efforts

Career Tech Center's New Signage Promotes Countywide Efforts

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:08 PM

GREENVILLE - The Greenville Career Tech Center at Greenville High School is evolving to fit the needs of the county’s workforce, and part of that includes a new branding effort for the facility, said Marc Saluk, Darke County Economic Development director.

PFI Chooses Greenville because of Size and Location

PFI Chooses Greenville because of Size and Location

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:35:59 PM

GREENVILLE – Thanks to the Darke County Economic office and Partnering for Progress, Darke County has witnessed tremendous success over the past few years with job retention, expansion and creation.

Adult Training Helps Bolster Darke County Workforce

Adult Training Helps Bolster Darke County Workforce

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 1:08:18 PM

Canadian Manufacturer to Open Plant in Greenville, Hire 50

Canadian Manufacturer to Open Plant in Greenville, Hire 50

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:51:56 PM

Koenig Plans New Facility in Greenville

Koenig Plans New Facility in Greenville

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:38:27 PM

Local Company Featured on ABC World News

Local Company Featured on ABC World News

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 11:13:51 AM

All American Clothing Company in Arcanum was featured on ABC World News' "Made In America" series

DBJ Interviews Darke County ED Director

DBJ Interviews Darke County ED Director

Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 9:39:16 AM

Darke County has a new solution to the problem of workforce training.

Program Helps Fill Healthcare Workforce Need

Program Helps Fill Healthcare Workforce Need

Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 10:06:34 AM

GREENVILLE - Partnering for Progress, in conjunction with the Greenville Career-Technical Education Center (CTEC), have graduated their first response to a county-wide workforce shortage, with 11 State-Tested Nursing Assistants (STNA), many of whom have already been placed with an employer, said Marc Saluk, director, Darke County Economic Development.

Greenville Career Tech Honored by P4P

Greenville Career Tech Honored by P4P

Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 9:55:36 AM

GREENVILLE – Partnering for Progress (P4P) held a meet and greet at the Bistro Off Broadway for its quarterly meeting. According to Marc Saluk, economic development director for Darke County, 80-100 people came out for the event.

ODOT, Versailles Celebrate Progress Way Opening

ODOT, Versailles Celebrate Progress Way Opening

Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 9:55:08 AM

VERSAILLES -The Ohio Department of Transportation held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the official opening of the new “Progress Way” roadway in Versailles.

PolyOne Expands Greenville Facilities

PolyOne Expands Greenville Facilities

Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 9:54:02 AM

DARKE COUNTY — This week ushered in big news for the economic growth of Darke County.

DBJ Regional Economic Report

DBJ Regional Economic Report

Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 8:23:00 AM

The Dayton Business Journal recently published a Regional Economic Report for Darke County.

DCED Office Welcomes Lisa Wendel

DCED Office Welcomes Lisa Wendel

Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 8:06:12 AM

As of August 19th, the Darke County Economic Development office employs a third person.

The Community Just Got Stronger!

The Community Just Got Stronger!

Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 12:18:22 PM

GREENVILLE – Marv Stammen, former president of Second National Bank, summarized the intent, and the end result, of the Greenville City School District’s campaign and the slogan it used from the start: Strong Schools Strong Community.

Companies Partner to Build Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Companies Partner to Build Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 12:06:28 PM

DARKE COUNTY – Local companies are working together to help a national company realize their goal of alternative fuel vehicles.

Cast Metal Technologies Takes Over Union City Non-Ferrous Plant

Cast Metal Technologies Takes Over Union City Non-Ferrous Plant

Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 7:06:19 AM

UNION CITY, Ohio – In 2012, Union City Non-Ferrous Inc. didn’t give much notice that they were packing their bags and heading to South Carolina, but it was an opportunity that fit just fine with Cast Metal Technologies (CM-Tec), the company which purchased the facilities that Union City Non-Ferrous left empty, said Ryan Olney, general manager for CM-Tec.

New Plant Manager Meet and Greet

New Plant Manager Meet and Greet

Posted: Friday, August 9, 2013 - 12:55:10 PM

Darke County Economic Development introduces new area plant managers.

KitchenAid Enters into Collaboration with SodaStream

KitchenAid Enters into Collaboration with SodaStream

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:44:07 AM

Ramco Electric Motors Joins P4P

Ramco Electric Motors Joins P4P

Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:19:56 AM

Ramco Electric Motors has become the newest member of the Partnering for Progress (P4P) initiative, Darke County’s collaborative economic development campaign. The manufacturer, located in Greenville, becomes the 72nd area entity to contribute to this expanding effort.

DBJ Features Greenville's KitchenAid Plant

DBJ Features Greenville's KitchenAid Plant

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 11:08:40 AM

Greenville's KitchenAid Manufacturing Plant has earned a feature article in The Dayton Business Journal. Click here to check it out!

Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup 2012

Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup 2012

Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 1:19:56 PM

Ohio ranks #2 in the 2012 Governor's Cup rankings in Site Selection Magazine. Way to go Ohio!

DBJ Features Greenville, Sidney

DBJ Features Greenville, Sidney

Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 1:18:48 PM

The Dayton Business Journal has featured Greenville & Sidney after a tie in ranking 13th among the top Micropolitan Areas in the US.

Economic Development Featured in Daily Advocate

Economic Development Featured in Daily Advocate

Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 2:02:44 PM

View the feature from the January 30th edition of The Daily Advocate "Highlight: Darke County Economic Development". It's focus is Partnering for Progress, Workforce Development, Darke County's Top Ten Projects, and more!

Darke County CIC Issues First Small Business Loan

Darke County CIC Issues First Small Business Loan

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 8:35:56 AM

DARKE COUNTY- Under a new program, the Darke County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) has issued a low-interest small business loan for the first time in the organization’s history. A $100,000 loan has recently been issued to Ohio Plastics Processors of Greenville in support of the company’s job creating project and investment in the local economy.

Union City Coalition Receives EPA Grant

Union City Coalition Receives EPA Grant

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 8:35:49 AM

UNION CITY – The Union City Coalition (the Coalition) is pleased to announce that it has received a U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Brownfield Site-Specific Assessment Grant, for Brownfield sites in Randolph County, Indiana and Darke County, Ohio.

Area Superintendents Tour Local Manufacturing

Area Superintendents Tour Local Manufacturing

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 8:33:22 AM

Superintendents and other school officials toured Midmark & Crown recently as part of Darke County's workforce development initiative.

Area Business Celebrates 125th Anniversary!

Area Business Celebrates 125th Anniversary!

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:54:17 AM

Congratulations to the Troy Sunshade Company on its recent anniversary.

WCODC Launches Website

WCODC Launches Website

Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:16:01 AM

The West Central Ohio Development Coalition (WCODC), a collaborative effort between 14 economic development organizations in a 7-county area, has launched its new website. The site will grow in the year to come but the initial offering is live for the world to see. Darke plays a prominent role in this effort and, as a group, there are already many successful efforts underway!

Reps, Bd of Regents, DDC Discuss Workforce Development

Reps, Bd of Regents, DDC Discuss Workforce Development

Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 9:57:14 AM

Barbara Nicol & Bill Souders (Board of Regents), Rep. Richard Adams, Rep. Jim Buchy, and Dave Burrows (Dayton Development Coalition) were in Greenville on November 1 to discuss Darke County's Workforce Development Efforts.