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  • Area Information April 29, 2014

  • Major Employers

    Company News in 2014

    Company Industry Number of Employees1) Butler County Government 1,7502) Hamilton City School District Education 1,0953) Fort Hamilton Hospital Health Care 1,0204) Community First Solutions Health Care 6505) City of Hamilton Government 6406) Miami University - Hamilton Education 3707) ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America Manufacturing 3508) Meijer Retail 3259) The Kroger Company Retail 25010) Valeo Climate Control Manufacturing 23511) First Financial Bank Financial 23012) Vinylmax (HQ) Manufacturing 19013) Interstate Warehousing Distribution 18614) Connector Manufacturing Manufacturing 15015) Matandy Steel & Metal Products Manufacturing 11016) United Performance Metals Manufacturing 100

    Company New Jobs Existing JobsNew Payroll

    Created Existing PayrollNew Capital Investment

    Interstate Warehousing 25 186 $900,000 million $5.9 million $3.1 millionBethesda Butler Hospital 50 Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed >$2 million

    Two Hamilton companies have announced expansion projects in 2014. Interstate Warehousing, a cold storage warehousing company with eight locations around the country, has announced expansion plans in Hamilton. The expansion includes 25 new jobs with a payroll of $900,000 and $3.1 million in new capital investment. Interstate Warehousing currently employs 186 peo-ple at its Hamilton facility, which is located at 110 Distribution Drive.

    Bethesda Butler Hospital announced an expansion project in April. A multimillion-dollar expansion is expected to add 38 beds and create up to 50 jobs, most of which will be for nurses. TriHealth, which bought the hospital in 2012, expects to break ground in the next few weeks for a two-story inpatient building that will encompass 45,000 square feet.

  • New Companies in 2013

    Company Jobs Payroll Capital InvestmentiMFLUX 251 $17.5 million $50 millionAims 44 $4.2 million $3.5 millionKoncert IT 40 $8.9 million Not disclosedMidwest Environmental Services 26 $1 million $100,000Coolants Plus 17 $1.5 million $100,000Liferay 13 Not disclosed Not disclosed

    Total 391 >$33 million >$53.7 million

    Six companies chose Hamilton as the location to grow, and announced or initiated projects that will create 391 new jobs. The new companies represent a wide variety of industries and specialties, including a plastics processing facility, a pharmacy call center, an information technology sales headquarters, a data center, a lubricants and coolants specialist, and an environmental clean-up company.

    iMFLUX, a plastics processing subsidiary of P&G, announced it would be locating in Hamilton with plans to relocate their 30 current employees and create 221 jobs within three years. The project will create $17.5 million in new payroll. They will be locating at 3550 Symmes Road, the former Hamilton Fixture building. They plan to invest $50 million in capital improvements as part of this project.

    Liferay, a fast-growing California-based technology company, opened its national sales office in the Robinson-Schwenn building in down-town Hamilton in 2013. They will employ up to 15 people. AIMS, a new subsidiary of Ascendum Solutions IT, which offers high-availability hosting and cloud services to small, medium and enterprise clients, located at Vora Technology Park in 2013. They plan to hire for 50 cutting-edge information technology positions in 2014. Also at Vora Technology Park is Koncert IT, a knowledge processing center produc-ing pharmacy support through a partnership with Kroger, which continued to grow in 2013, employing 40 people.

    iMFLUXs new Hamilton location at 3550 Symmes Rd.

  • Company Expansions in 2013

    Company New Jobs Existing JobsNew Payroll

    Created Existing PayrollNew Capital Investment

    Valeo 105 135 $4.3 million $5.5 million $15 millionThyssenKrupp Bilstein 100 250 $2.9 million $12.3 million $11.2 millionRoadrunner 10 23 $300,000 $800,000 $4.1 million

    Total 215 408 $7.5 million $18.6 million $30.3 million

    Expansion projects at Hamilton facilities created 215 new jobs and retained 408 jobs in 2013. ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of Amer-ica, a manufacturer of automobile parts which is headquartered in Hamilton, began expanding its workforce by 100 additional employees, raising their number of employees to 350 in Hamilton and adding an additional payroll of $2.9 million. The new project will include $11.2 million in capital investment. ThyssenKrupp Bilstein is Hamiltons largest manufacturing employer.

    Valeo, a global automotive parts supplier, also expanded in 2013. Valeo announced the addition of 105 new jobs to its Hamilton facility. Once the hiring is complete, they will employ 240 people. The project will result in $4.3 million in new payroll and $15 million in capital investment.

    ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America employees at work.

  • School EnrollmentSchool Enrollment

    Hamilton City Schools 9,611Miami University Hamilton 4,360Badin High School 530St. Peter in Chains 208St. Anns 146

    Total 14,855

    Hamilton City SchoolsHamilton City Schools have been transformed by the vision and support of the School Districts stakeholders. Over the past few years, the Hamilton City School District implemented $240 million in new capital investments that created state-of-the-art learning facilities.

    Ten new schools and two completely renovated schools are the result of the investments; all are state-of-the-art and uniquely designed to fit the neighborhood feel. No other school district in Ohio has done such a comprehensive Master Facilities Plan for all of its schools.

    In 2012, the Hamilton City School District received the National District of Character Award, the only school district in the nation to receive the recognition. The award is for their comprehensive character education initiative.

    Miami University HamiltonMiami Universitys Hamilton Campus (MUH) has grown by over 1,000 students in the last five years. Since 2000, MUH has invested $16.3 million in capital improvements at the campus. Less than five years ago, MUH offered just two bachelors degrees. Today, the campus has five accredited degrees and recently announced it would be adding more 4-year programs.

    One of MUHs investments in Hamilton is Miami University Hamilton Downtown (MUHD), which was conceived as a multi-use facility that strengthens the connection between campus and community. MUHD was recently renovated as part of a five year lease to provide greater security for exhibits, to allow a more sound-controllable space for daytime events, and to create an attractive multi-use space. This space hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including movies, music, community meetings, and much more, becoming a center of cultured activities in downtown Hamilton.


    Hamilton High School is one of the schools renovated under the Master Facilities Plan

  • Healthcare

    Fort Hamilton, the largest private employer in Hamilton and a partner of the City since 1929, completed a $5 million expansion of the Carruthers Emergency Room in 2013. The expansion is a response to increased demand and will improve access, service, and efficiency. The hospitals newly expanded Sleep Lab opened in January 2013. Fort Hamilton is part of the Kettering Health Network.

    Fort Hamilton Hospital

    Community First SolutionsCommunity First Solutions, the non-profit parent company of Colonial, Community Behavioral Health, Community First Pharmacy, and Partners in Prime, has quickly grown to be one of the Citys largest employers, second only to Fort Hamilton in the private sector. Services provided by Community First Solutions reach approximately 40,000 people in Butler, Hamilton, Montgomery, and Warren Counties.

    In 2012, Community First Solutions completed the following capital investments in Hamilton:

    Completed a $3.5 million renovation of the Donna Y. Carruthers Manor House at Berkeley Square, one of Colonials communities Community First Pharmacy, a non-profit Downtown pharmacy which fills the prescriptions of both insured and uninsured, was

    renovated and expanded Opened Elements at the Square, a $1.3 million wellness center at Berkeley Square

    Bethesda Butler HospitalBethesda Butler County, part of the TriHealth Network, offers a range of high quality, specialty services as a ten bed surgical hospital and recently expanded its services to the community. In Fall 2012, Bethesda increased cardiology services and, in early 2013, opened a 17 bed Emergency Room, supported by on-site diagnostic services as well as surgical and inpatient care. In 2014, Bethesda Butler Hospital announced another expansion that will result in a total of 48 beds.

    Fort Hamiltons new emergency room.

  • Entertainment DestinationsRiversEdge

    In September 2013, RiversEdge Amphitheater and Overlook was completed. It is located in downtown Hamilton on the Great Miami Rivers Thousands of people have already enjoyed concerts at this venue and the City is planning for many activities at the amphitheater for 2014.

    The City is excited to build on the success of RiversEdge Amphitheater and Overlook to develop the next phase of the park. In 2014, the City, in conjunction with MKSK Design firm, will be developing a Master Plan for the remaining portion of the development site, located at the former Mercy Hospital site downtown.

    Joyce ParkJoyce Park is a large park in Hamilton that brings hundreds of familes out each year for many different events. Joyce Park has soccer fields, baseball fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, archery, cable water sports, a skateboarding park, and much more. It is more than a community park, but rather a destination that brings people to Hamilton from around the region. Furthermo