Winsupply purchases site of former longtime Moraine motel

Winsupply continues to expand its presence in Moraine with the recent purchase of a former motel.

Winsupply purchased the property at 3333 S. Dixie Drive on Thursday for more than $1.5 million, according to Montgomery County Auditor’s Office records.

There are no immediate development plans for the property, which once functioned as the Relax Inn and sits about a quarter of a mile away from a Winsupply campus at 3131 South Dixie Drive, but the company said it is “always looking for future expansion opportunities.”

“Given the close proximity to Winsupply’s support services campus, purchasing this property offers options for future growth that otherwise would not have been available,” the company said in a release.

The company said its purchase of the property falls in line with its ongoing strategic land purchases, including 3300 Kettering Blvd., which is now home to Winsupply of Dayton and the Richard W. Schwartz Center for Innovation.

While the property will no longer function as a motel, it will immediately begin serving the community by providing a training site for the Moraine Fire Department.

Moraine Fire Department is scheduled to train at the property from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Monday through Wednesday.

Bill Tolliver, vice president of the Wholesalers Property Company LLC and assistant corporate council for Winsupply, said the company always has appreciated its ongoing partnership with the city of Moraine.

“Winsupply is excited to provide a space where our local heroes can enhance their knowledge, capabilities and skills,” Tolliver said in a statement.

The 3.7-acre property was first developed in 1951 as a 33-unit motel, according to auditor’s office records. A developer told this news outlet in early 2021 that it intended to tear down the motel and construct two 4-story towers, each with more than 50 single-family units, but that never materialized.

Winsupply supplies materials for residential and commercial construction and owns a majority equity stake in more than 660 local companies nationwide.

Winsupply is collectively known as “The Winsupply Family of Companies” and includes Win-branded locations APCO, Carr Supply, Noland Company, Security Plumbing & Heating Supply, and other regional suppliers the company has acquired. The companies conduct business-to-business wholesale distribution of supplies and materials in plumbing and heating; hydronics; pipe, valves and fittings; HVAC and refrigeration; electrical; fastening hardware; waterworks and utility; pumps; turf irrigation and landscape; and fire system fabrication.

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