Construction to begin on this local company’s expansion

Miller-Valentine Construction is ready to begin work on the 38,000-square-foot expansion project for Excelitas Technologies, Miller-Valentine said Tuesday.

The project will add office, lab and manufacturing space for Excelitas, and will increase the company’s footprint at Mound Business Park by more than 75 percent.

Earlier this year, Miamisburg city leaders and Excelitas reached an agreement to expand the company’s site at 1100 Vanguard Drive by at least 30,000 square feet.

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Excelitas specializes in photonic technology solutions. Its Miamisburg location serves defense and aerospace clients with the design, manufacturing, and testing of energetic safety systems, Miller-Valentine said in an announcement on the project.

“We are very excited to be selected as the Excelitas and Miamisburg Mound Construction partner on this project,” said Dave Dickerson, Miller-Valentine’s president of Midwest business development. “We’re happy to see companies like Excelitas thrive in the Dayton region.”

Excelitas today occupies five buildings across the Mound business park complex. This construction project will expand that area, enabling the company to add manufacturing lines to fulfill orders from recent project awards.

“The new space will help us meet increasing demand,” Doug Benner, Excelitas executive vice president, defense and aerospace, said in Miller-Valentine’s release. “We’re excited to meet our customers’ growing needs from Miamisburg.”

The company has operated at Mound for more than 25 years and is the campus’ largest employer. In planning for the expansion, Excelitas also signed a 10-year commitment to the site.

Construction will be completed by the end of 2020.

The Mound has undergone over $1 billion in improvements since the U.S. government left the property in the 1990s.

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