Kettering approves Tenneco grant, other projects for 2017

Kettering council approved several key items on their agenda Tuesday night, including accepting Montgomery County ED/GE grants that will create nearly 500 jobs.

The ED/GE grants were awarded to Kettering for the Tenneco ($500,000), NanoSperse ($55,000) and Prime Controls Inc. ($35,000) projects.

Tenneco’s match from the city is estimated at $1.5 million over a five-year period and is expected to create 483 jobs. NanoSperse is receiving $5,500 and will create eight jobs and Prime Controls will receive $3,500 and create 10½ jobs.

Council also approved requests to authorize the city manager to advertise for bids for several projects including $1.3 million for their street maintenance program and bids for the Shroyer Road Improvement Project.

Kettering, along with Oakwood and the Ohio Department of Transportation, have joined together for the $2 million project with Kettering holding $340,000 of the financial burden.

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