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Medical staffing company with Dayton presence to hire 150 people

Published: Monday, January 09, 2017 @ 12:54 PM


            Next Medical Staffing will move into new offices by April. STAFF PHOTO

Health Carousel, a medical staffing company with a presence in the Miami Valley, announced it will hire 150 more people in Ohio.

The Cincinnati-based company has acquired Columbus-based Medical Staffing Options. This is the second acquisition in two years for the company, part of its aggressive plans for growth. Health Carousel plans to hire as many as 150 internal employees in 2017, including 75 sales & recruiting positions, across the Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus markets.

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“We are thrilled to welcome MSO into the Health Carousel family of brands,” said Health Carousel CEO Bill DeVille. “Their outstanding sales culture and history of success makes this an ideal partnership. This will further our goal of becoming one of the leading healthcare staffing firms in the US.”

In October, Health Carousel also acquired Next Medical Staffing, which has an office at 7810 McEwen Road in Washington Twp. Health Carousel plans to move the Next Medical offices to the five-story Progress Park Tower in Austin Landing. They also received a six-year tax credit from the state.

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The company’s current location is about 15,000 square feet, and its new location will be at least 49,000 to 52,000 square feet.

Ty Nelson, the president of Health Carousel, told the Dayton Daily News back in December, that Next Medical Staffing has about 37 employees on the payroll, and is hiring for 15 more positions. In addition to its Cincinnati headquarters, Health Carousel has affiliate offices in Dayton, Columbus and the Philippines.

For information on open positions, candidates can visit: healthcarousel.com/growth.

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Parking area to close at Dayton airport for reconstruction

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:55 AM


            Travelers trickle into the Dayton International Airport on a Monday afternoon. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

Some parking areas will shut down at the Dayton International Airport as crews work on a reconstruction project.

The economy parking lot was briefly closed off, said airport spokeswoman Linda Hughes, but has reopened for customers. Half of the lot will shut down soon for reconstruction, leaving the other half open for operation. The economy lot has a flat rate of $4.95.

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The long-term lot, which cost $14 per day, also went through reconstruction and is back open for customers. The reconstruction of the parking areas is part of an overhaul of infrastructure improvements needed at the airport.

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Terry Slaybaugh, Dayton’s aviation director, said the Dayton facility will need nearly $150 million for infrastructure improvements. About $38 billion is needed for terminal building improvements, $19 billion for airfield capacity and standardization and another $15 billion for reconstruction projects, among other expenses.

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A report from the Airports Council International - North America found that airports across the country will need nearly $100 billion in the next five years to accommodate passenger and cargo growth and to rehabilitate aging facilities. The need for these improvements have increased by 32 percent in the past two years, according to the report.

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Bacon manufacturer helps beautify neighborhood

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 11:00 AM


            A view of the Dayton Sugar Creek Packing facility, from Beerman Avenue.

A manufacturer of ready-to-eat bacon is helping beautify a Dayton neighborhood.

Sugar Creek Packing Co., which is based in Butler County’s West Chester Twp. and has a plant at 1241 N. Gettysburg Ave., recently bought two parcels along Gardendale Avenue, north of its Gettysburg plant, Mike Grauwelman, executive director of the Montgomery County Land Reutilization Corp., said Wednesday.

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The parcels are adjacent to the plant and its property, and the company wanted to gain control of them to demolish some vacant homes, said Grauwelman.

“They are a good corporate neighbor, and a couple of those properties are blighted, and we went ahead and worked to acquire them through foreclosure proceedings,” he said.

“There are a variety of properties along there,” he added. “There a few that have houses on them that they’re going to tear down to clean it up.”

Grauwelman said he would characterize the effort as beautification of the neighborhood. “If you drive out there and look at their grounds, I think you’ll see they take really nice care of their facility.”

Grauwelman said he did not believe the company had local expansion plans. Peter Tamborski, general counsel for Sugar Creek, declined to comment.

Sugar Creek has been expanding in Southwestern Ohio in recent years, moving its corporate headquarters from Washington Court House to a $50 million West Chester Twp. headquarters in 2015.

The company — a maker of ready-to-eat bacon and turkey bacon for other food brands — has about 1,000 employees total in Southwestern Ohio and owns several properties in Montgomery County, including about a dozen parcels along Gardendale, according to county records.

The land reutilizationcorporation — commonly known as the “land bank” — works with partners to take down blighted properties and make the land marketable.

“We saw this as something that’s helping us and promoting our mission, which is removing blight,” Grauwelman said of the Sugar Creek transaction.

Sugar Creek created 200 jobs in Butler County when it moved its corporate base there.

The company renovated 4235 Thunderbird Lane, a 182,977-square-foot vacant building formerly occupied by U.S. Foods.

At the time, corporate jobs were moved from other sites in Springdale, Blue Ash, Dayton and Washington Court House.

Sugar Creek already operated a combined production and storage facility in West Chester Twp. at 4585 Muhlhauser Road.

The company also has an operation in Kansas.

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SNEAK PEEK: Target to redesign stores in major ways

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 9:56 AM

Target Corp. has released the company’s “most ambitious” store redesign, with plans to invest billions of dollars in the next three years at existing stores.

The retailer said it would open its first “reimagined” store in the Houston, Tex. suburb of Richmond. The redesign could hit 600 stores by 2019, according to Brian Cornell, Target’s chairman and CEO.

“With our next generation of store design, we’re investing to take the Target shopping experience to the next level by offering more elevated product presentations and a number of time-saving features,” Cornell said.

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In addition to the Houston location, 40 additional stores will receive elements of Target’s next generation re-design when they are updated in October 2017. The redesign will include:

• Dedicated parking where workers will bring out online orders

• A second entrance will allow “time-starved” customers to easily navigate the grocery area, a wine and beer shop, self-checkout lanes and an order pick-up station.

• Stores will feature more circular center aisles that will have displays that engage customers with “compelling products in unexpected places.”

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• Workers will have new technology that will allow them to search inventory and take payment from a mobile point-of-sale system from the sales floor.

The announcement comes as part of the company’s strategy to “create a smart network, with stores, digital channels and supply chain,” according to a company statement.

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Today is 18th anniversary of Dow crossing 10K: What you need to know

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:35 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:35 AM


            Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of the closing bell, March 27, 2017 in New York City. Monday marked the eighth session in a row of decline for the Dow and matched its longest losing streak since 2011. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

On the 18th anniversary of the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 10,000 for the first time, the blue-chip stock index was struggling to return to its most recent milestone set earlier this year when the Dow closed above 21,000 for the first time on March 1.

The Dow was trading at 20,649 in mid-morning trading Wednesday, more than 50 points off its close Tuesday — the first up day for the Dow after an eight-day losing streak.

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The index resumed its pullback Wednesday on continuing concerns that President Donald Trump may struggle to fulfill his bold pro-business campaign promises of sweeping tax reform and regulatory relief after failing to wrangle enough votes to support his endorsed health care reform measure last week.

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The eight-day losing streak — the second-longest period of consecutive losses for the Dow — was a dramatic reversal for the so-called “Trump Rally” that pushed the Dow above 20,000 for the first time in January, shortly after the president took office.