A Highway to More Jobs in the Miami Valley?

Date: January 22, 2015 Category: News

They carry thousands of vehicles everyday, but some think they’re also highways to hundreds of added jobs. Those with the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce say the Miami Valley’s central location and Interstate access are what have led companies like Procter and Gamble to come here. P&G is expected to open its new warehouse in Union soon. But those at the chamber worry the Miami...Read More >

Dayton Plays ‘Enormous Role’ in Goods Trade

Date: November 26, 2014 Category: News

The Dayton region will move billions of dollars in goods this holiday season due to its “strategic advantage” of being located alongside major trade corridors in Ohio and the Midwest, a national trade expert said. The region moves more than $72 billion in goods annually, ranking it 54th among the top 100 U.S. metros, according to a new Brookings Institution report on trade. That’s welcome...Read More >

Montgomery County Looks to Create Logistics Workforce Training Center

Date: November 11, 2014 Category: News

Montgomery County will look to establish a logistics-centered workforce training center thanks to a new grant. The county was recently named a winner of the Industrial Workforce Alliance Pilot program, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Labor with matching funds by Governor’s Office of Health Transformation Innovation Fund. The county has a $243,000, two-year grant to focus on logistics, a growth industry in...Read More >

New Logistics Association Launched For Area

Date: November 7, 2014 Category: News

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce announced a new initiative Friday to support and grow the region’s thriving logistics and distribution industry. The Dayton Area Logistics Association will be launched before the end of the year to help provide education, training, networking and advocacy for new and existing supply chain companies in the region , said Chris Kershner, the chamber’s vice president of public policy...Read More >

Procter & Gamble Distribution Center Just Tip of the Iceberg, With More In Pipeline

Date: November 6, 2014 Category: News

Procter & Gamble’s new 1.8 million square foot distribution center in Union will provide a shot in the arm to the Dayton regional economy, but it could be just the tip of the iceberg. While not releasing names of prospective companies, local economic development officials say there is a strong pipeline of logistics and distribution projects in multiple counties across the region. Just a handful...Read More >

Hiring of 800 workers at P&G center to start in November

Date: May 28, 2014 Category: News

Hiring at Procter & Gamble’s Union distribution center will likely begin in November, said a spokeswoman for the third-party logistics company operating the center. Lynn Anderson, vice president of communications for Exel, said the the new 1-million-square-foot distribution center will be operational early next year. The company expects to work with the Montgomery County Jobs Center and others to find the best employees, and there...Read More >

Amazon and WalMart are Logistics Companies – Forbes

Date: April 16, 2014 Category: News

In this op-ed, Forbes contributor Tim Worstall argues that the largest retailers in the US are not really retailers at all. Amazon and WalMart, posits Worstall, compete on the ability to provide convenience to consumers. Here is an excerpt: WalMart has spent great time and effort on thinking about the actual distribution of goods to stores. Experiments in exactly how you might load a truck...Read More >

Ryder Envisions Force of Female Drivers – DBJ

Date: March 19, 2014 Category: News

Dayton Business Journal has the scoop on a new initiative at Ryder System Inc. The Journal reports the company is designing new big rigs with a female friendly focus, due to the rising number of women truck drivers. Read an excerpt from the article below: The Miami-based commercial transportation company is working on new designs with  Women In Trucking, a nonprofit organization that encourages the employment of...Read More >