Growth and Projects

The stature and growth of West Chesters business sector significantly increased with the completion of the Union Centre Boulevard/I-75 Interchange in December 1997, the first new interchange in Southwestern Ohio in more than 20 years.  The total cost of this project was $29 million dollars with $22 million in funds coming from the private sector including assessments and $7 million dollars right of way donated. The creation of the Union Centre Boulevard Interchange was the catalyst for West Chester becoming a prime location for business growth in the Greater Cincinnati area.  Since the opening of the Interchange 19 years ago, West Chester has realized more than $3.54 billion in new investment, more than 34 million square feet in new construction, and nearly 40,000 new jobs. View all of the exciting new projects in West Chester Township by the year announced.

Butler Tech Bioscience Campus, one of Ohio’s largest vocational school districts with more than 20,000 high school and adult students, completed construction on Phase I and opened its first 50,000 square-foot building on the 24-acre campus in West Chester Township overlooking Interstate 75 at the Cincinnati-Dayton Road interchange.  The master plan calls for a total of 150,000 square-foot of bioscience educational facilities to be built at this location.  When the $13 million project opened in August 2015, the classromms and labs were filled with more than 300 students in five medical-related programs.  

 

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Georgia-Pacific Corrugated

Georgia-Pacific Corrugated

Georgia-Pacific Corrugated, a manufacturer and marketer of paper products, paper-based packaging and chemical products, announced a 28,000 square-foot expansion to its existing West Chester facility at 9048 Port Union-Rialto Road. Georgia-Pacific Corrugated is adding a digital web printing press for packaging which represents an $18 million capital investment and will add 15 new jobs at its West Chester plant and retain 75 employees. Georgia-Pacific started out as a hardwood lumber wholesaler in 1927 and today, Georgia-Pacific manufactures products that are part of every life. Georgia-Pacific has 35,000 employees worldwide who are always looking for better ways of doing things. www.gp.com

Polymet Corporation

Polymet Corporation

Polymet Corporation, a world-class manufacturer of high performance wire for hard facing, welding, and thermal spraying, announced it will expand and relocate its existing West Chester corporate headquarters to a 90,795 square-foot space in the new $7.5 million, 138,750 square-foot building at 7401 Union Centre Boulevard at LeSaint Drive. Polymet Corporation produces high quality products used in aerospace, power generation, nuclear, lumber, mining and many other industries.  www.polymet.us

Contingent Technology Solutions

Contingent Technology Solutions

Contingent Technology Solutions, a Comcast Business specializing in managed secure area networks, integration, logistics and maintenance for large companies, announced it will construct a new two-story, 28,400 square-foot building on its existing West Chester campus at 4400 Port Union Road, west of Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747. Contingent Technology Solutions provides the end-to-end solutions that enable today’s enterprise to leverage increasingly network and internet dependent technologies that fuel competition and drive business outcomes.  www.contingent.com

Nease Co.

Nease Co.

Nease Co., a producer of performance chemicals, announced it will relocate its North American headquarters to a 6,530 square-foot office and R&D facility at 9780 Windisch Road off Allen Road. Nease Co. has a well-established reputation and maintains long-term relationships with major global consumer product companies. The Nease Co. product line includes hydrotrope technology, acid catalysts, naphthalene sulfonates and various other specialty products.  www.neaseco.com  

SAF Holland

SAF Holland

SAF Holland, a leading global commercial vehicle supplier and the largest independent listed manufacturer of chassis-related systems and components for trucks, buses, tractors and trailers, announced it will relocate its existing manufacturing line from Holland, Michigan to its existing West Chester facility at 246 Circle Freeway Drive. SAF Holland officials initiated the move to allow them to be closer to the end user markets and due to the high productivity at its existing West Chester facility. SAF Holland will invest $100,000 in retrofitting the facility, make an equipment and machinery investment of nearly $600,000, and add 30 new jobs.  www.safholland.com

Sedeco USA

Sedeco USA

Sedeco USA, the North American subsidiary of Japan’s Seidensha Electronics, which specializes in manufacturing of electrical equipment, plastic welding and cutting technologies, opened its 1,221 square-foot North American headquarters at 6236-B Centre Park Drive in Schumacher Commerce Park. Sedeco USA supplies companies with localized equipment, support, maintenance, operator training, and all after sales services in support of Seidensha Electronics.  www.sedecousa.com

Holtmans Donuts

Holtmans Donuts

Holtman’s Donuts, a family-owned and operated donut shop in business for more than 50 years, announced it will open a 2,747 square-foot store at 9558 Civic Centre Boulevard in the new 13,000 square-foot multi-tenant building adjacent to The Streets of West Chester (Downtown). The West Chester Holtman’s Donuts location will be twice as large as the Over-the-Rhine shop and will include outdoor patio seating. Holtman’s Donuts first opened in 1960, making donuts fresh and from scratch daily.  www.holtmansdonutshop.com

Lithko Contracting

Lithko Contracting

Lithko Contracting, a full-service concrete company with a unique local service model, announced it will relocate its corporate headquarters to a 12,676 square-foot facility at 2958 East Crescentville Road in Schumacher Commerce Park. Lithko Contracting was formed in the early 1990s by a group of commercial concrete construction professionals who had grown weary of the constant travel their jobs required and the strain it put on their families. Seeing an opportunity to create a different kind of organization, they formed a commercial concrete contracting company focused on working close to home. To support growth without the excessive travel, Lithko targeted their work to middle-market projects and focused on opening additional locations recruiting from local universities. Lithko Contracting now operates more than 15 locations in the U.S. with plans to open many more.  www.lithko.com

Matt the Miller’s Tavern

Matt the Millers Tavern

Matt the Miller’s Tavern, offering an upscale, casual tavern atmosphere, chef-driven menu and a rotating inventory of craft, draft and local beers, announced it will open a 5,500 square-foot tavern in a new 13,109 square-foot multi-tenant building coming near The Streets of West Chester (Downtown), which will also house the new Holtman’s Donuts. Matt the Miller’s Tavern is slated to open this summer and will be the first Cincinnati area location.  www.mtmtavern.com

VanWeelden Financial Group

VanWeelden Financial Group

VanWeelden Financial Group, an independent financial services firm, relocated and expanded its existing West Chester operations to a 2,113 square-foot building at 8905 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in Olde West Chester. VanWeelden Financial Group focuses on delivering truly comprehensive planning and wealth management for individual and families at or nearing retirement.  www.vanweeldenwealth.com

Dawson Logistics

Dawson Logistics

Dawson Logistics, a world-class logistics organization offering best in class services in all aspects of the supply chain industry, announced it will expand and relocate its existing West Chester operations to a 312,596 square-foot space within a new $23 million, 547,093 square-foot building at 4350 Port Union Road in the Port Union Commerce Park. Dawson is the leading provider of nationwide and international emergency response logistics. Dawson Logistics has been named one of the fastest growing private companies in America six times by Inc. Magazine.  www.dawsonlogistics.com

Kinder Garden School

Kinder Garden School

Kinder Garden School, a private education academy offering a preschool education from 6 weeks to 6 years utilizing Montessori methods of teaching, relocated and expanded its existing West Chester school to a 9,455 square-foot educational facility at 8374 Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747. The Kinder Garden School is devoted to growing a child’s wish to flourish and learn by cultivating curiosity and problem-solving proficiency in a full support, fertile, fun environment.  www.kindergardenschool.com    

AERO Fulfillment Services

AERO Fulfillment Services

AERO Fulfillment Services, a family-owned and operated provider of best-in-class fulfillment solutions and technology for both B2B and B2C operations, leased a 129,800 square-foot facility at 5257 E. Provident Drive. AERO Fulfillment Services will maintain its 264,000 square-foot facility on Union Centre Boulevard. Since 1986, AERO Fulfillment Services has been assisting companies in making their fulfillment more effective, more efficient and easier to manage by using advanced technology solutions, rapid integration services and innovative fulfillment processes. 

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express, designed for smart travel by the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), announced a new 70,490 square-foot, five-story hotel at 7750 Liberty Field Drive in The Fields at Liberty Way development at Cox Road and Liberty Way. The Fields at Liberty Way, a 13.35-acre development, includes plans for an additional extended stay hotel as well as future office and retail developments.  www.ihg.com

Jeanette’s Delicacies

Jeanettes Delicacies

Jeanette’s Delicacies, specializing in full service professional event catering, announced a 3,600 square-foot expansion to its existing West Chester facility located at 9536 Cincinnati-Columbus Road/SR42. Jeannette’s Delicacies’ new storefront now offers new, quick, grab-n-go meals as well as a tasting room for the catering of special events. The new tasting room and kitchen allows them to combine the best of what they do in one showcase for customers planning weddings, corporate and social events. www.jeannettesdelicacies.com

Reruns for Wee Ones

Reruns for Wee Ones

Reruns for Wee Ones, a family-owned and operated children’s resale shop, opened a 1,200 square-foot store at 8142 Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747 in Beckett Commons. Reruns for Wee Ones offers a huge selection of clean, gently used children’s clothing, toys, furniture and baby equipment.  www.rerunsforweeones.com

Staffmark

Staffmark

Staffmark, one of the largest staffing companies in the United States, announced it will expand and relocate to a 6,502 square-foot office at 10164 Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747 adjacent to its existing location. Staffmark has been providing professional staffing services for more than 40 years.  www.staffmark.com  

Dogberry Brewing

Dogberry Brewing

Dogberry Brewing, a locally owned and operated neighborhood brewery, announced it will expand and relocate its existing brewery to a 4,875 square-foot facility at 9964 Crescent Park Drive south of The Streets of West Chester. Dogberry Brewing’s new location will provide double the footprint of its current facility and 10 times the capacity with space to seat up to 150 people. DogBerry Brewing fosters a comfortable atmosphere where everyone from the absolute high-end beer geek to the craft beer novice can enjoy a beer and talk with the men who made it.  www.dogberrybrewing.com

Aloft Hotels

Aloft Hotels

Aloft Hotels, hotel chain based in North America owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced plans to construct a 116-bed, modern hotel with loft-like rooms at 9183 Centre Pointe Drive at Muhlhauser Road (Downtown). The new hotel will be heavy on technology with a vibrant, social atmosphere that is geared toward the millennial travelers. The hotel will also have a fitness center, food and beverage area, and live local music. The West Chester Aloft will be the company’s first hotel in Southwest Ohio. 

Sushi Monk

Sushi Monk

Sushi Monk, featuring Japanese cuisine, seafood and a sushi bar, announced it will expand and relocate its existing West Chester restaurant to a 3,409 square-feet restaurant at 6064 West Chester Road in the West Chester Centre (Downtown).  www.facebook.com/sushimonk

The Silver Diva

The Silver Diva

Silver Diva (The), a premier hand stamping jewelry studio, relocated to a 3,184 square-foot location at 7594B Voice of America Center Drive in the Voice of America Centre (Uptown). The Silver Diva has everything you need, including steel stamps and hammers, to personalize one-of-a-kind unique pieces of jewelry. No experience is necessary and ages 6 and older can receive free instruction by their team of experts. The Silver Diva can accommodate more than 75 stampers at one time for parties, events and classes for children and adults.  www.thesilverdiva.com

Q Barbe Q Mediterranean Grill

Q Barbe Q Mediterranean Grill

Q Barbe Q Mediterranean Grill, specializing in Middle Eastern cuisine, opened a 2,035 square-foot restaurant at 7967 Cincinnati-Dayton Road west of I-75 (Midtown). The executive chef’s mastery of traditional spices and flavors makes each dish an opportunity to experience classics and delicacies in new and exciting ways.  www.qbarbeq.com

uBreakiFix West Chester

uBreakiFix West Chester

uBreakiFix West Chester, electronic repair specialists, opened a 1,400 square-foot repair shop at 7842 Cox Road in West Chester Plaza (Uptown). uBreakiFix takes pride in its commitment to provide the best customer service in the tech repair industry.  www.ubreakfix.com

Buckner Martial Arts

Buckner Martial Arts

Buckner Martial Arts, a family-oriented martial arts learning center, expanded and relocated its existing West Chester business to a 4,011 square-foot facility at 8216 Highland Pointe Drive off Cincinnati-Dayton Road. In addition to developing self-defense skills, Buckner Martial Arts instructors focus on the complete personal development of each student. Buckner Marital Arts instructors are personally selected not only for their martial arts skills, but also for their ability to effectively communicate their knowledge and understanding to students of all ages.  www.bucknermartialarts.com

Farmers Insurance

Farmers Insurance

Farmers Insurance, one of the country’s largest insurers of vehicles, homes and small businesses, relocated its existing West Chester operations to a 2,800 square-foot office at 7334 Tylers Corner Drive off Tylersville Road (Uptown). Farmers Insurance provides a wide range of insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 19 million individual policies across all 50 states.  www.farmers.com  

Velocity Lacrosse

Velocity Lacrosse

Velocity Lacrosse, a one-stop-shop for anything lacrosse, relocated to a 1,400 square-foot facility at 7558 Voice of America Centre Drive in the VOA Shopping Centre (Uptown). Velocity Lacrosse specializes in travel teams, indoor leagues, camps, clinics and equipment sales.  www.velocitylacrosse.com

Fastenal

Fastenal

Fastenal, one of the largest industrial supply networks in the country, announced a 6,195 square-foot expansion of its existing operations at 8918 Beckett Road (Downtown). Fastenal provides companies with fasteners, tools, and supplies for manufacturing products, building structures, protecting personnel and maintaining facilities and equipment.  www.fastenal.com   

CARSTAR West Chester

CARSTAR West Chester

CARSTAR West Chester, the continent’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, opened a 20,595 square-foot shop at 9905 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. CARSTAR hit a huge milestone with this being its 500th location in North America. As part of the celebration, CARSTAR West Chester’s auto body repair experts refurbished a family sedan to donate to a deserving local family. The donation is part of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program.  CARSTAR West Chester meticulously restored the vehicle donated by Nationwide Insurance and presented the car to the Ohio resident and her four children.  www.carstar.com

Duett Auto Detailing

Duett Auto Detailing

Duett Auto Detailing, specializing in full service professional auto detailing, opened a 1,151 square-foot facility at 8647-A Cincinnati-Columbus Road/SR42. Duett Auto Detailing offers free estimates by appointment.  www.duettautodetailing.com

West Chester Development

Fishmarket, Inc.

Fishmarket, Inc., a seafood wholesaler based in Louisville, leased a 16,023 square-foot facility at 4866 Duff Drive off Princeton-Glendale Road/SR747. Fishmarket, Inc. distributes meat, fish, seafood and more. 

Cawood Flooring Systems

Cawood Flooring Systems

Cawood Flooring Systems, family-owned and operated full-service flooring specialists, relocate and expanded its existing West Chester business to a 5,290 square-foot facility at 9283 Cincinnati-Columbus Road/SR42.  www.cawoodflooringsystems.com

West Chester Development

Guru Smoke Solutions

Guru Smoke Solutions, a vaporizing technology smoke shop, opened a 1,200 square-foot store at 9536 Cincinnati-Columbus Road/SR42 in the Dimmick Plaza. 

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