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Troy manufacturer has a new owner

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 10:13 AM

Investment firm Brixey & Meyer Capital has acquired 3 Sigma, a Troy manufacturer.
Investment firm Brixey & Meyer Capital has acquired 3 Sigma, a Troy manufacturer.

Investment firm Brixey & Meyer Capital has acquired 3 Sigma, a Troy manufacturer.

With 80 employees, 3 Sigma Corp. has been a specialty provider of adhesive coated materials to manufacturers around the world, Brixey & Meyer said in a release this week.

Tony Rowley will remain as president of 3 Sigma, the acquiring company said.

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“3 Sigma utilizes its deep application experience and expertise in the chemistry of adhesive technology to serve the automotive, food, consumer products, medical and marketing industries,” the investment firm said in its statement. “3 Sigma’s technologies can be found in coated materials used applications such as press and seal consumer packaging, security labels, construction tapes, brake pads and many other highly engineered applications.”

“When evaluating a buyer and future partner for the company, we searched for a group that was more than just a financial partner,” Rowley said in the same statement. “We felt like we achieved just that by partnering with Brixey & Meyer Capital. What set them apart was their focus on people, their investment philosophy, and the resources they are able to bring to bear to achieve our aggressive growth goals.”

Founded in 1980, 3 Sigma was acquired from the Judith Beck family. Brady Ware Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the Beck family in connection with the sale of the company.

The Troy company is the third acquisition of BMC’s first fund, the BMC Growth Fund, LLC. The BMC Growth Fund, LLC is an $18 million fund which invests in lower middle market companies generating $1 million to $4 million of cash.

Brixey & Meyer Capital is a private equity investment firm with offices in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus.

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Retailer at The Greene warns customers about credit card processing issue

Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 8:17 AM

The Greene Town Center seen from the air

A retailer at The Greene Town Center alerted customers about an issue with transactions being processed correctly at its store.

Jake’s Toggery, a clothing retailer, sent an email to customers alerting them about an issue with their credit card processor. NCR Merchant Solutions told the retailer that transactions made at two locations of Jake’s Toggery did not process correctly.

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The two impacted stores are Jake’s Toggery at The Greene in Beavercreek and Jake’s Toggery Polaris in Columbus. If a customer made a purchase at one of these store locations from June 21 to July 17, the purchase has not shown up on their credit card statement. The retailer said NCR Merchant Solutions is working to reprocess each affected transactions, which should hit accounts soon, according to the email.

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“We recognize how concerning seeing an unrecognized or forgotten transaction from several weeks ago might be, but please rest assured that our servers and systems are secure, and that at no time would any of your information have been compromised,” the email stated.

NCR Merchant Solutions has issued the following statement: “We sincerely apologize for this issue and are hoping to get all corrected soon.”

Jake’s Toggery also has a location at the Liberty Center in Liberty Twp. 

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Pickle-flavored cotton candy? Ohio candy store to sell new item

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 10:52 AM


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Pucker up! Grandpa Joe’s is offering a new pickle-flavored, sweet treat.

Grandpa Joe’s, which has locations in Miamisburg and Middletown, just added a new sour treat for candy lovers. Co-owner Tiffany Kelly said customers “love their pickles.” The candy shop saw a surge in popularity after introducing pickle-flavored soda at the store.

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Grandpa Joe’s was founded by Christopher Beers in Pittsburgh, and has two locations in Pennsylvania. Tiffany and Bill Kelly opened the third location with Beers in 2017 when a space in downtown Miamisburg became available. Then they added another location in Middletown.

The candy stores have more than 200 bottles of specialty sodas. Flavors include everything from Coca-Cola to Flying Cauldron Butter Scotch Beer and specialty sodas that tastes like ranch dressing and buffalo sauce.

The store also offers bulk candy orders and gourmet chocolate candies.

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LISTEN: Good Sam dispatch has final sign off for emergency room

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 1:35 PM

Workers remove sign just hours after Premier Health closed the emergency room

Dispatchers and EMS crews signed off for the final time as Good Samaritan Hospital closed its emergency department this afternoon.

The Dayton hospital, operated by Premier Health, has been closing down major units as it approaches the final close date of 12:01 a.m. Monday.

Watch the video above for the the final dispatch traffic as crews signed off.

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The emergency department at Good Samaritan Hospital closed its doors at noon Thursday. Listen to one of the last call signals sent out from the Dayton Fire EMS Council.

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Carillon Park’s newest building is about to rise

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 2:06 PM

Brady Kress, center, president and chief executive, helped break ground Thursday with guests and friends for a new building at Carillon Park. CONTRIBUTED
Brady Kress, center, president and chief executive, helped break ground Thursday with guests and friends for a new building at Carillon Park. CONTRIBUTED

Construction is underway on a new building at the 65-acre Carillon Park.

Ground was broken Thursday on the new 32,000-square-foot Heritage Center of Regional Leadership.

The building will be a big one, featuring classrooms, meeting spaces, an exhibit gallery of nationally recognized regional leaders, an outdoor dining plaza, a restored 1904 Barney & Smith rail car and more, including a renewed Culp’s Café — “reimagined in the style of an early 20th century soda fountain,” Dayton History said.

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The site will also feature a 500-plus seat banquet pavilion.

Roll & Associates will serve as architect and Danis will oversee construction. Beavercreek engineering firm Woolpert is providing structural engineering support to Roll & Associates.

The project is expected to be finished next summer, with the building connecting the Kettering Family Education Center to Carillon Brewing Co.

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“As a private not-for-profit charity, everything we do is donor driven,” Brady Kress, Dayton History president and chief executive, said in a statement. “This new Leadership Center was made possible by the generous support of several financial champions.”

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