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Company expands, construction firm to move, warehouse planned


Think Patented adds new division

Miamisburg company Think Patented is expanding to add a new division focused on the higher education marketplace.

The graphic communication and printing company has established a new division called Quanta, which will be an automated communications platform developed for admissions recruitment and alumni fundraising and event promotion.

Quanta’s communications platform helps clients reach the target audience using a combination of email, direct mail, SMS messages, social media, and retargeting ads, each developed using predefined rules and automatically released at predetermined time intervals, the company said in a statement.

Think Patented is headquartered in Miamisburg at 2490 Cross Pointe Drive. KARA DRISCOLL


Shook Construction to move headquarters

The Shook Construction headquarters building on Northcutt Place is on the market, and the company may be looking at a move to Moraine, according to city documents.

Moraine will consider Thursday entering into a development agreement with Shook Construction for relocation and improvement of a corporate building at 2000 W. Dorothy Lane.

A Shook spokeswoman could not offer details Wednesday, but she said the company may have more to say on the matter in about two weeks.

“Nothing has been finalized,” said spokeswoman Linda Dininger. “We’re not under contract yet.”

The website for Mark Fornes Realty lists the three-story, 26,000-square-foot Dayton office building for $699,000.

The company has had a role in an array of major Dayton-area construction projects over the decades, working either as general contractor or construction manager for Wright State University’s Erwin J. Nutter Center, Atrium Medical Center in Dayton, Miami Valley Hospital South Bed Tower Addition, GE Aviation’s EPISCenter on the University of Dayton campus and many other projects. THOMAS GNAU


150 jobs planned for Fairborn site

A new distribution warehouse will bring 150 new jobs to Fairborn, according to City Manager Rob Anderson.

Construction on the 150,000 square foot facility on Spangler Road near Ohio 444 is already underway, though a ceremonial groundbreaking will likely come within the month, Anderson said.

Details on who will operate the facility are still unclear. Last week in a video on Facebook, Anderson said the company was not yet prepared to reveal itself.

“It’s given a project name ‘Soho’” Anderson said. “It’s just a project name. The company… is not ready to announce who they are yet. They didn’t even tell us who they are, we just know the parameters of the project.”

Ohio 444 and Spangler Road can get congested at times, Anderson said, but he predicted the city would not need to make modifications to the intersection. WILL GARBE

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