Dayton Superior Corporation Plans Miamisburg, Ohio, Innovation Center
Area Development Online News Desk (12/10/2013)
Dayton Superior Corporation, a global firm providing advanced product solutions for the concrete construction industry, plans to build a state-of-the-art Innovation Center at the company’s corporate headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio.
Plans for the Dayton Superior Innovation Center include a chemical research laboratory, product testing and prototyping equipment, a product showroom and contemporary training areas. The Innovation Center will serve as a hub for research and development and technology services in support of the company’s new product development initiative dubbed STEP, launched earlier this year.
“In 2014, Dayton Superior will be commemorating 90 years of leadership in the design, manufacturing and distribution of specialized concrete construction products. Also in 2014, the Dayton Superior brand Symons will mark 113 years of pioneering innovation in the concrete forming industry. It is fitting that we celebrate by creating a facility that continues to build upon our legacy of innovation. The Innovation Center will allow us to assess, evaluate, prototype and launch new products at an industry leading pace, focused on creating a competitive edge for our customers,” said Jim McRickard, Dayton Superior’s President and CEO.
“It is also very exciting for us to be building the Innovation Center in the Dayton region, home to some of the greatest inventive minds the world has known. It is a constant source of inspiration to be headquartered where the Wright Brothers, Charles F. Kettering, Ermal Fraze and Vincent Apple conceived world-changing ideas. I’m proud that Dayton Superior’s Innovation Center will contribute to the region’s rich history of innovation and invention,” he added.
To assist with build-out of the Innovation Center space, Dayton Superior has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the City of Miamisburg. In addition, the Montgomery County ED/GE committee has recommended the company receive ED/GE grant funds in the amount of $60,000.
“Dayton Superior has a long history in the City of Miamisburg and shares with us a progressive vision of the future, as is evident with the coming addition of an Innovation Center at their corporate headquarters,” said City of Miamisburg Mayor Dick Church. “The investment they are making in their Miamisburg facility is an investment in our community, as well as one that will further enhance their contributions to the global concrete construction market.”