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Success Stories

Montgomery County Consolidated Dispatch Center

Planners of the new, multi-jurisdictional Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center were looking for the Superman of buildings to house the critical, 24/7emergency operation. It would have to withstand storms, earthquakes and hurricanes as well as natural and manmade disasters. It would have to meet seismic requirements.

As it turns out, Mound in its heyday required just such a reliable structure for the site’s mainframe computer, the nerve center of the entire facility. The building was available, and so the match was made.

About $12 million was invested in building improvements and high-tech equipment. The Mound Development Corporation spent $3 million on the construction of a new entrance, the addition of windows, and the reconfiguration of the space, as well as the installation of new electrical and communications lines, flooring, lighting, roadway and parking.

The dispatch center is financially self-sustaining with a combination of funds from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and contracts with police, fire and agencies from other jurisdictions that have signed on for the service.

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Mound Technical Solutions

Mound Technical Solutions has applied its principals’ experience in Department of Energy tritium technology and testing of weapons components to advance fuel cell technology. The recipient of $1.1 million in grants from Ohio’s Third Frontier technology commercialization program, the company has developed, patented and introduced to the marketplace a line of fuel cell test instruments.

Collaborating partners in the Third Frontier project included Mound-based Inorganic Specialists as well as Case Western Reserve University, the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), Edison Materials and Technology Center, MMCIC, Sinclair Community College and Battelle to develop the system.

Established in 1996 by Doug and Amy McClelland, Mound Technical Solutions has been working – along with UDRI, the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and others – to become a comprehensive, one-stop provider of fuel cell test services for manufacturers, consumers and integrators. The company’s objective is to help the commercialization process and ensure the functionality of fuel cell power units of all technology platforms.

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WestRock

WestRock’s decision to move its Safety, Health and Environmental Laboratory to the Mound Business Park hinged on the fact that nearly 6,000 square feet of prime lab and office space could be available almost immediately.

A corporate staff function, the lab employs eight scientists and is responsible for environmental monitoring, industrial hygiene and product safety testing for WestRock corporate functions and operating facilities. It supports more than 40 of the company’s facilities in the U.S. and abroad.

The laboratory maintains certifications through the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Association of Laboratory Accreditation, Consumer Product Safety Commission as well as maintaining ISO 9000 and ISO 17025 registrations.

WestRock is a leading developer of packaging for the cosmetics and personal care, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, home and garden and media industries, as well as producing specialty chemicals and consumer and office products.

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Excelitas Technologies Corp

Excelitas Miamisburg is a Mound-based global company that develops and manufactures energetic safety devices for the defense and aerospace industries.

In one project, Excelitas Miamisburg partnered with defense contractor Lockheed Martin to develop the Common Electronic Safe, Arm and Fire device for the Javelin missile system. Using initiation and control components made at the Mound site, the weapon is capable of seeking out and destroying an enemy target more than one mile away.

Established in 1994 by eight former Mound employees, the company became part of the multinational corporation, PerkinElmer Sensors Inc., in 1999.

It is now recognized as a center of excellence for military and aerospace. Several major defense contractors have honored the firm for the quality of its products, success in solving design challenges and timely delivery.

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Current Owners/Tenants

Alien Workshop

Mound Cold War Discovery Center

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Advanced Service Technologies

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ISS-Unlimited

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The Woodworking Shop, LLC

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Barge Design Solutions, Inc.

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Mound Development Corporation

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Montgomery County Consolidated Dispatch Center

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Precision Joining Technologies

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Mound Technical Solutions

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Excelitas Technologies Corp

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Testimonials

Alien Workshop

The non-traditional nature of the Mound lends itself to individualized businesses in a way that other office parks can’t touch,” said Mike Hill, Co-Founder of Alien Workshop. “No two buildings here are alike, which creates a more dynamic place to set up shop. This location is close enough to major highways for access, but there’s enough distance for privacy and a quiet atmosphere to work within.” Hill adds, “We appreciate the Mound’s support in helping us get settled in; everyone was extremely accommodating and went out of their way to make move-in as smooth as possible.

Barge Design Solutions, Inc.

“The Mound’s history was actually a big draw for us. Barge Design Solutions first opened a Dayton office in 1989 because we won a contract with the DOE to do work at the Mound—so coming here is full circle for us,” said Vanessa Glotfelter, Vice President of Barge Design Solutions. “The Mound has been willing to help us in any way—even working with us to complete our space. Their staff and partners keep us informed and check-in often. And our employees appreciate the scenery and sidewalks, plus the wide variety of lunch options in the area.” Glotfelter added, “We really feel like the Mound and the City of Miamisburg appreciate us as a tenant.

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Mound Technical Solutions

Mound Technical Solutions is proud to participate in the Ohio Third Frontier Fuel Cell Program grant. This project has utilized synergy with another MBP tenant, Inorganic Specialists and leverages unique resources of MDC, which include equipment and facility lease assistance. The organization is not only our landlord, but a collaborator in this project.

– Doug McClelland, President, Mound Technical Solutions

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Excelitas Technologies Corp

Since we began business at the Mound in 1994, we have seen consistent investments in and improvements to the roadways and infrastructure here,” said Doug Benner, Executive Vice President of Defense and Aerospace for Excelitas Technologies. “These improvements have not only supported our business, we have also been able to leverage the growth here by utilizing the talents of other Mound-based start-up companies.” Benner added, “The Mound has always been available to us and we appreciate their help in facilitating the local and state grants available.

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