Some of the region’s biggest employers plan possible expansions

Lance Ibrahim, plant manager for Crown Equipment in Troy, was photographed in 2015 with the company’s 2.4L LPG engine for it’s C-5 series forklifts. Crown appears to be planning another regional expansion. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

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Lance Ibrahim, plant manager for Crown Equipment in Troy, was photographed in 2015 with the company’s 2.4L LPG engine for it’s C-5 series forklifts. Crown appears to be planning another regional expansion. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Monday might be a big day for business expansions in the Dayton area. At least four possible regional business expansions will be considered that day for state tax credits.

One of the region’s biggest employers, Crown Equipment Corp. — which has about 4,000 employees in Troy, New Bremen, Celina, Minster, New Knoxville and Fort Loramie — is on the agenda of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority, which meets Monday morning in Columbus.

This July, forklift and equipment manufacturer Crown said it’s planning a more than $4 million expansion at its New Knoxville facility. The project was outlined on a building permit application.

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Also on the Tax Credit Authority agenda, Chewy Inc. has a possible project set for Dayton.

The Dayton Daily News was the first to report last week that Chewy, an online pet supplies company, is seeking to open a large distribution location near Dayton International Airport.

Chewy Inc. signed a lease for a 690,000-square-foot industrial building with developer NorthPoint, according to a real estate report from Colliers International, which recorded the lease as the largest Dayton-area industrial lease of 2018’s third quarter.

It wasn’t clear how many local employees would work at the location. Dayton officials declined to comment when the lease was first reported.

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Also on Monday’s Tax Credit Authority agenda, AxoGen Processing Corp. has a possible project lined up for Vandalia.

Readers may recall that this news outlet first reported in August that AxoGen, a Florida medical devices manufacturer, purchased a Vandalia building and land for $5 million.

AxoGen Inc., of Alachua, Fla. bought the 2,400-square-foot building at 913 Industrial Park, in the Scholz Industrial Park, for $5 million, Montgomery County property records showed. “ARC CRVANOH001 LLC” was identified as the seller in the sale recorded Aug. 3.

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Finally, CPG International LLC/ the AZEK Co./TimberTech is on Monday’s agenda for a possible project in Wilmington. The company makes composite-material decking products.

Messages seeking comment were sent to representatives of the Dayton Development Coalition and JobsOhio, the state’s private, non-profit development arm.

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