West Chester Development http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com West Chester Development West Chester Development GE Aviation pours $5B into U.S., worldwide ops http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/437 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:44:05 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/437 <p><a title="Cincinnati Enquirer" href="http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2017/02/20/ge-aviation-pours-5b-into-us-worldwide-ops/98158326/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Enquirer</a></p> <p>General Electric Co.'s aviation division has invested more than $5 billion at U.S. and international sites since 2011, the company said.</p> <p>Investments between 2011 and 2016 from Evendale-based GE Aviation have followed what officials describe as record production of jet engines, engine components and aircraft systems.</p> <p>In the United States, investments have helped create two new Alabama plants in Auburn and Huntsville and new plants in Ellisville, Mississippi; Asheville, North Carolina and Lafayette, Indiana, GE said last week. The company has also expanded plants in West Jefferson, North Carolina and Hooksett, New Hampshire and created centers for emerging technologies such as additive manufacturing, digital engine monitoring, ceramic matrix composites and electrical distribution.</p> <p>&ldquo;GE Aviation is a global company with significant technology capability around the world,&rdquo; said Colleen Athans, vice president and general manager of the GE Aviation supply chain, in a news release. &ldquo;At the same time, we are introducing several highly proprietary technologies that are upping our manufacturing capabilities in the United States."</p> <p>The financial investments have been important to helping the company reach its goal of creating a U.S.-based supply chain that can mass produce items made with ceramic matrix composites. Components made of a ceramic-type material are about one-third the weight of those made with metal alloys. They also allow gas turbines and jet engines to run hotter because their chemical properties allow them to reach higher temperatures without failing. Bottom line: Engines with these parts could run more efficiently and help reduce the overall weight of airplanes.</p> <p>GE Aviation has manufacturing research labs to study ceramic matrix composite technology in Evendale and an additive development center in West Chester Township.</p> <p>About two-thirds of GE Aviation&rsquo;s more than $25 billion in annual revenue is generated from international sales. Generally, about half of a GE commercial jet engine is produced with U.S. content.</p> <p>GE Aviation's importance to its parent company has increased in the last few years as the multinational company has worked to position itself as a "digital industrial" powerhouse. The aviation division accounts for more than one-fifth of GE's $123.7 billion of annual revenue. The division employs 44,600 people at 85 sites worldwide.</p> <p>GE Aviation has an industrial backlog of more than $150 billion, the company said. GE Aviation and CFM International, a joint venture between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, collectively have a backlog of more than 15,000 jet engines. CFM is based in West Chester.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2017/02/20/ge-aviation-pours-5b-into-us-worldwide-ops/98158326/">http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2017/02/20/ge-aviation-pours-5b-into-us-worldwide-ops/98158326/</a></p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/GE Aviation/">GE Aviation</a> UDF approved at U.S. 42 and Fields Ertel http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/436 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:33:12 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/436 <p><strong><a title="Cincinnati Enquirer" href="http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/west-chester/2017/02/16/udf-approved-us-42-fields-ertel/97999814/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Enquirer</a></strong></p> <p><strong>WEST CHESTER TWP.</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; A United Dairy Farmers gas station and convenience store will replace an El Rancho Grande planned for the corner of U.S. 42 and Fields-Ertel Road.</p> <p>Trustees gave their approval to the change in plans this week, just six months after giving the restaurant the go-ahead on the 2.87-acre site.</p> <p>This is the second major change to the project which originally called for a bank, office buildings&nbsp;and daycare center when it was approved in 2009.</p> <p>Those plans as well as plans for the restaurant fell through, said Barb Wilson, township spokeswoman. The land remains vacant.</p> <p>The new plan calls for a 5,749-square-foot store, with outdoor seating and eight fuel pumps.</p> <p>Nearby neighbors did not want the restaurant approved, citing traffic concerns trying to enter or exit Winwood Drive at U.S. 42, just north of Fields-Ertel. Last month those same concerns were raised during a public hearing on the matter.</p> <p>&ldquo;This will generate less traffic than the two prior plans that were approved,&rsquo;&rsquo; UDF attorney Tom Tepe said last month.</p> <p>In approving the UDF, Lang said&nbsp;he too&nbsp;believed there would be less traffic with a UDF than a restaurant.</p> <p>&ldquo;From my perspective the El Rancho Grande was a traffic generator. People were going to go out of their way to go there,&rdquo; Lang said.</p> <p>&ldquo;I see a convenience store more as a traffic receptacle. You have people who typically aren&rsquo;t going to go out of their way to go to a convenience store. It&rsquo;s something they stop at on their way.&rdquo;</p> <p>Trustee President Mark Welch suggested that installation of a roundabout at U.S. 42 and Winwood might be considered to slow down traffic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/west-chester/2017/02/16/udf-approved-us-42-fields-ertel/97999814/">http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/west-chester/2017/02/16/udf-approved-us-42-fields-ertel/97999814/</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/United Dairy Farmers/">United Dairy Farmers</a> Tex-Mex chain hiring 170 for new Butler County location http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/435 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:10:45 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/435 <p><a title="Journal News" href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/local/tex-mex-chain-hiring-170-for-new-butler-county-location/FasI1fhh6BdLRdPw76d6qI/" target="_blank">Journal News</a></p> <p>WEST CHESTER</p> <p>A Tex-Mex cuisine chain is hiring approximately 170 employees prior to the expected April opening of its new Butler County location.</p> <p>Austin, Texas-based Chuy&rsquo;s will open the new restaurant at 9598 Civic Center Blvd. in the Streets of West Chester shopping center.</p> <p>The West Chester restaurant will be the third location in the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky region and the fifth to open in Ohio. Ohio&rsquo;s first Chuy&rsquo;s opened in Madeira in August 2013, followed by locations in Dayton, Beavercreek, and Columbus, according to Jason Lett, kitchen manager for the new location.</p> <p>Chuy&rsquo;s menu includes made-from-scratch dishes made from hand-rolled tortillas, cooked on a traditional comal in the dining room, and homemade signature sauces ranging from mild Tomatillo to their spicy Hatch Green Chile.</p> <p>Founded in 1982, the Tex-Mex chain has 82 locations nationwide, according to Doug Scherbauer, area supervisor for the restaurant chain&rsquo;s Ohio locations.</p> <p>Part-time and full-time positions including wait staff, kitchen staff, hosts, bussers and bartenders, he said.</p> <p>The West Chester store is part of an expansion of the Streets of West Chester, just off Interstate 75&rsquo;s Union Centre Boulevard interchange. That expansion includes Matt the Miller&rsquo;s Tavern, &rsquo;s Tex Mex and Duluth Trading Co.</p> <p>The restaurant&rsquo;s atmosphere will incorporate design elements unique to Chuy&rsquo;s including an Elvis Shrine, the La Chihuahua Bar, featuring framed pictures of local dogs, a &ldquo;school&rdquo; of hand-carved wooden fish and a hubcap-covered ceiling.</p> <p>Hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, click&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/ChuysWestChester" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/local/tex-mex-chain-hiring-170-for-new-butler-county-location/FasI1fhh6BdLRdPw76d6qI/">http://www.journal-news.com/news/local/tex-mex-chain-hiring-170-for-new-butler-county-location/FasI1fhh6BdLRdPw76d6qI/</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/Chuys Tex-Mex/">Chuys Tex-Mex</a> Buffalo Wings and Rings building new Butler County location http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/434 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:52:45 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/434 <p><a title="Journal News" href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/buffalo-wings-rings-building-new-butler-county-location/piMZl22OHjJYeWFFsrMsAK/" target="_blank">Journal News</a></p> <p>WEST CHESTER TWP.</p> <p>Buffalo Wings &amp; Rings is building and opening a new 6,083-square-foot restaurant here just off Ohio 747, according to township officials.</p> <p>Located at 4782 Plum Square in the Hutzelman Square development, the new eatery will be part of what is billed as &ldquo;the ultimate sports restaurant franchise&rdquo; with a menu that includes &ldquo;fresh-never-frozen&rdquo; wings, burgers and more.</p> <p>Founded in Cincinnati in 1984, Buffalo Wings &amp; Rings operates more than 70 restaurants, including locations in Monroe, Fairfield, Deerfield Twp. and one that opened at 6963 South Liberty Drive in Liberty Twp. in December.</p> <p>Locations typically employ around 65 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/buffalo-wings-rings-building-new-butler-county-location/piMZl22OHjJYeWFFsrMsAK/">http://www.journal-news.com/news/buffalo-wings-rings-building-new-butler-county-location/piMZl22OHjJYeWFFsrMsAK/</a></p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/Buffalo Wings and Rings/">Buffalo Wings and Rings</a> Greater Cincinnati manufacturing firm to add 125 jobs http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/433 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:56:15 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/433 <p>Cincinnati Business Courier</p> <p><a href="http://companies.bizjournals.com/profile/tss-technologies/478416/?mkt=cincinnati">TSS Technologies</a>&nbsp;intends to create about 125 jobs in the coming year, boosting its workforce by more than 60 percent to meet new contracts.</p> <p>The new positions include mechanical and electrical engineers, program managers, supply chain management personnel as well as electro-mechanical assemblers, said&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/search/results?q=Marc%20Drapp">Marc Drapp</a>, CEO of the West Chester-based contract manufacturing firm.</p> <p>TSS now employs about 200, including 25 recent hires. The firm has enough space to accommodate an additional 125 hires, bringing the workforce to 325.</p> <p>About 80 percent of the new hires will work at the headquarters in Butler County, which encompasses 210,000 square feet. The rest will work out of the firm&rsquo;s facility in the Hamilton County village of Woodlawn, which encompasses 60,000 square feet.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have invested significantly in our facilities, and these recent contract wins underline the importance that customers are placing in our innovative approach to engineering solutions,&rdquo; Drapp said.</p> <p>TSS recently landed new contracts valued at $70 million annually, primarily to provide contract manufacturing, custom automation and systems integration, he said.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have one large contract valued at close to $200 million over a five-year period,&rdquo; said Drapp, who declined to name the company. &ldquo;With some of newer customers, we&rsquo;re building their production lines.&rdquo;</p> <p>TSS Technologies provides complex electro-mechanical assemblies and turnkey contract manufacturing solutions as well as automation and system integration for industries ranging from aerospace and automotive to medicine and consumer goods. Larger clients include Procter &amp; Gamble Co., GE Healthcare and Valeo.</p> <p>More hires could be coming, and TSS is looking to open a facility in California, Arizona or Nevada.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is something we&rsquo;re seriously considering,&rdquo; Drapp said. &ldquo;It makes strategic sense for us to develop footprints in other places as we continue expansion efforts.&rdquo;</p> <p>TSS, which was established in 1948 in St. Bernard and previously known as Tool Sales and Services of Cincinnati, is owned by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/search/results?q=Brent%20Nichols">Brent Nichols</a>.</p> <p>Those interested in applying for the new jobs should&nbsp;<a href="http://tsstech.com/contact/" target="_blank">visit the company&rsquo;s website</a>, click on &ldquo;Contact&rdquo; and fill in the &ldquo;Get in touch&rdquo; form, or call 513-772-7000 and ask for human resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/02/13/exclusive-greater-cincinnati-manufacturing-firm.html?ana=e_du_prem&amp;s=scroll&amp;ed=2017-02-13&amp;u=tBmD2vXOO43GkvBi9gAy1GAUhYr&amp;t=1487079133&amp;j=77376181">http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/02/13/exclusive-greater-cincinnati-manufacturing-firm.html?ana=e_du_prem&amp;s=scroll&amp;ed=2017-02-13&amp;u=tBmD2vXOO43GkvBi9gAy1GAUhYr&amp;t=1487079133&amp;j=77376181</a></p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/TSS Technologies/">TSS Technologies</a>