VERSAILLES, Ohio — Midmark Corp., a maker of medical, dental and veterinary healthcare equipment, formally announced this morning that it will move its headquarters to the former NCR Corp. headquarters building at 1700 S. Patterson Blvd. on the University of Dayton’s River Campus.
The headquarters will be named Midmark Center in reference to being centrally located between its Versailles campus and its innovation center in West Chester, called Midmark Connect.
The move will take place by July 2013, the company said. Midmark will move approximately 60 positions from Versailles to Dayton, including its executives and certain corporate functions.
“The move to Dayton will provide us with enhanced opportunities to fulfill our vision of becoming a global leader in healthcare products and services that enable more efficient and effective patient care,” Dr. Anne Eiting Klamar, president and CEO of Midmark, said.
Klamar, who serves on the UD board of trustees, said she believes the university’s educational philosophy resonates with Midmark’s values to contribute to the greater social good.
“The base of Midmark’s culture is our values. We live by our motto, ‘Because we care,’ which supports our culture of making a positive difference each and every day for our customers, suppliers, and teammates,” she said.
Midmark hopes to partner with the University of Dayton through its intern and cooperative education programs, the company said. In addition, its new corporate offices will reside in the same building where the University offers MBA and other graduate classes, conducts research and operates the popular Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Klamar said she believes this environment will provide numerous learning opportunities for Midmark employees.
Daniel J. Curran, University of Dayton president, said, “Like GE Aviation’s new EPISCENTER, Midmark will be an important addition to the Dayton community and our campus. We think it’s important to attract strong companies that can serve as real-world classrooms and spark economic development for the region.”
The new headquarters will maintain more than 23,000 square feet on the fourth floor of the South Patterson Boulevard building. The Versailles campus will remain Midmark’s largest site, housing primarily manufacturing, associated support functions and the Customer Experience Department, continuing its nearly 100-year history of Ohio-based manufacturing.