Design firm plans new Miamisburg HQ

LJB Inc. — a busy infrastructure and building design and engineering firm — is moving its headquarters from 3100 Research Blvd. to 2500 Newmark Drive in Miamisburg, the company said.

The company says the 35,000-square-foot new location will give it the ability to serve as “hosts” for its clients and more. The new office will open Sept. 4, LJB said.

In an interview Friday, LJB Chief Executive Mark Thompson said the company is renovating an existing building. “We don’t own our current space, and it needs significant renovation. So we decided to buy a building.”

“It’s a great location for us in terms of where our staff is located,” he added. LJB has a number of employees who commute from the Cincinnati area, and their daily drives will be shorter, he noted.

The company has about 85 Dayton-area employees and about 100 employees total.

Among its local projects, the company has been involved in engineering work for a new Mound connector redesign of roads leading to the Mound Advanced Technology Center campus in Miamisburg.

In April, Montgomery County Transportation Improvement District trustees hired LJB for preliminary engineering services to get started on the connector — a series of roads that will ease the way between the complex and the Interstate 75-Austin Boulevard interchange. With a $250,000 Ohio Department of Transportation grant, the trustees selected LJB for the job.

LJB is also involved in work for Arbogast Buick in Troy, a new office and research facility in Mason for Stress Engineering Services, renovating an athletic field press box at Wright State University, as well as a fire alarm upgrade project at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The company is also working on the Ollie Davis Pavilion, a five-story project near Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek. And it’s working on an expansion for Akers Packaging Service in Middletown.

“A fair amount of our work is outside the region as well,” Thompson said.

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