Stratacache picks Trotwood for warehouse facility

Digital signage company to stay anchored in Dayton

Dayton-based Stratacache will move production and warehouse work from Moraine to Trotwood, a company executive said Monday.

The digital signage technology company will remain anchored in Dayton, said Kelly Silverman, Stratacache vice president of marketing.

About 34 employees will move from an Arbor Boulevard location to the former Syncreon facility at 1 Modern Way in Trotwood, she said. The consolidation of another facility into the Trotwood site will mean another 15 employees there, she said. In total, about 50 Stratacache employees will work in Trotwood, Silverman said.

But Stratacache also plans to work with Trotwood to “scale up” and “bring some new (additional) jobs to the area,” she added.

Silverman said that while her company is moving some functions to Trotwood, the headquarters will not be one of them.

Trotwood Mayor Mary McDonald welcomed Stratacache’s “world headquarters” to the city in an Aug. 26 post on her Facebook page. But the headquarters is not moving, Silverman said.

“I think someone on our staff got it mixed up,” McDonald said.

Modern Way is soon to be renamed to Stratacache Way, McDonald said.

Stratacache has two other facilities with some 200 employees locally and about 270 employees total.

“Trotwood has created a business-friendly environment, partnering with the Trotwood Community Investment Corp., to attract premier companies like Stratacache,” McDonald said on her Facebook page. “We are gearing up to welcome other companies to our city, as well. We promised our citizens a new direction and that is what we are delivering, especially with the addition of Stratacache to the community.”

Fred Burkhardt, executive director of the Trotwood Improvement Corp., the city’s economic development arm, said Stratacache had bought the former Syncreon distribution site in Trotwood.

Syncreon had built a distribution site for General Motors parts in the mid-2000s. The site closed at about 2014.

“It was a real blow to the city,” Burkhardt said of the closing. “This (Stratacache’s move) is a real plus.”

Burkhardt said he expected the company to move “150 to 200” jobs to Trotwood at least initially, but “up to 500” jobs over the next few years.

“That’s major for anybody,” Burkhardt said.

Silverman said the goal of bringing in “a few hundred” jobs to Trotwood over the next few years “is a fair assessment.” But she emphasized that Trotwood will not be the Stratacache headquarters location.

Stratacache will hold a ribbon-cutting Wednesday, and and will move to the city “as soon as they can get things structured,” Burkhardt said.

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