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JobsOhio Supports Local Businesses Through New Inclusion Grant Program

DAYTON— JobsOhio assisted ten Dayton Region small businesses Inclusion Grants in April, May and June. The JobsOhio Inclusion Grant provides financial support for eligible projects in designated distressed communities and for businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state. 

The Dayton Development Coalition, JobsOhio’s network partner for the Dayton Region, supported the companies through the grant application process. 

“The JobsOhio Inclusion Grant has proven to be a powerful tool for our small businesses, providing the support they need to continue to grow and create new jobs,” said Julie Sullivan, the DDC’s Executive Vice President for Regional Development. “Small businesses are a critical source of job creation and we are thrilled to have this tool in our economic development toolbox to support them.”

Projects awarded grants include: 

EzKin Company (Dayton): EzKin Automation provides custom automation solutions and services. Factory View Online is their Computer Maintenance Management Software with proprietary live equipment monitoring. Industrial In-Stock is their large inventory of new and used industrial parts that are sold online and locally. EzKin Space supplies markerboards, tackboards and casework to new build construction projects. The grant will help them add team members to provide better service solutions and improve their building.

“We are very grateful for the jobs inclusion grant. This grant will help us grow and provide our customers (and future customers) with increased quality. Our employees are excited to see the improvements in the place we work and we hope to continue to add on to our great team. This grant is a great resource to help businesses like ours invest in our communities to continue making things better all around.” said Maria Perez CEO.

JOIG amount: $50,000

  • Capital investment: $350,000
  • Jobs created: 4
  • Jobs retained: 4


Macalogic (Beavercreek): Macalogic provides technical and business consulting services and solutions to clients in the public and commercial sectors. Its Commercial Division supports customers along the I-75 corridor that are increasingly challenged to meet existing and emerging IT security requirements. With the grant, Macalogic will be able to pursue a CMMC certification as a Registered Provider Organization and deliver additional cybersecurity consulting to new and current clients.

“Cybersecurity has always been an underlying focus in how we help customers manage their IT environments,” said Randy Smith, Macalogic’s VP of Commercial Operations. “This grant will enable us develop a focused ability to help customers meet the CMMC and NIST security requirements that are being placed on manufacturing and services contractors that serve the DoD.”

JOIG amount: $25,000

  • Capital investment: $56,000
  • Jobs created: 2
  • Jobs retained: 19


Exhibit Concepts, Inc. (Vandalia): Exhibit Concepts is an award-winning event marketing partner that designs and produces experiential environments, including domestic and international trade shows, museums, executive briefing centers, corporate interiors, experiential education classrooms, vehicle marketing and tours, experiential and interactive engagements, creative and design services, and program management. The grant will allow Exhibit Concepts to add new digital and virtual platforms to help them adapt to the changing world.

“The pandemic had a devastating effect on tradeshows nationwide, reducing our revenue by over 70%.  Just before the shutdown, we had launched NEXT Lab, an in-house media group, to produce videos and engagements for our exhibits.  We immediately redirected that team to develop virtual events and experiences, which we believe will continue as a supplement even as live tradeshows and events return.  This inclusion grant from JobsOhio will provide tremendous assistance in constructing and equipping a dedicated studio space within our Vandalia facility to continue to professionally produce videos, podcasts, virtual events, and other media to support all channels of our business,” said Kelli Glasser, President & CEO.

JOIG amount: $25,000

  • Capital investment: $60,010
  • Jobs created: 11
  • Jobs retained: 92


1157 Designconcepts, LLC (Sidney): Eleven Fifty Seven is a Strategy + Design + Build Partner for donor recognition and provides experiential design and branding solutions. They have worked with more than 3,000 non-profit organizations across the US and Canada. With the grant, the company will be able to purchase machinery and equipment and a software subscription to expand their capabilities and improve efficiency.

“Eleven Fifty Seven is pleased to be awarded this grant. Our entire team is excited about our new equipment and software – and what it means to our growth. The grant allows us to move forward sooner to increase production efficiencies as we continue to grow.” said Evelyn Flock, CEO

JOIG amount: $25,000

  • Capital investment: $77,700
  • Jobs created: 5
  • Jobs retained: 16


Perma Edge Industries, LLC. (Vandalia): Perma Edge Industries develops unique products and packaging for commercial landscapers as an alternative to traditional plastic edging. The grant will be used to purchase automation equipment that will allow for purchase of raw materials in larger bulk resulting in decreased raw material cost. The products will also be able to be produced quicker allowing for the company to keep up with the growing demand.

“We are so fortunate to receive the JobsOhio Inclusion Grant . It is truly a blessing for our company.  And we are excited for the future growth within our community.” said Chris Yancey, Founder & CEO

JOIG amount: $25,000

  • Capital investment: $176,000
  • Jobs created: 5
  • Jobs retained: 6


The Hyland Machine Company (Dayton): Since 1928, The Hyland Machine Company has been a high-volume contract manufacturer of precision turned products business. Primarily they supply the auto industry as well as ID spline broaching and drilling. The grant will allow them to increase revenues, add employees and diversify their product line to include fuel lines and coolant line connectors. 

"The past couple years have been among the most trying in our history. We went from an extensive rebuilding project after the Memorial Day tornadoes in Dayton right into a worldwide pandemic. We are so very grateful for the Dayton Development Coalition and JobsOhio's assistance with this project. As we emerge from the effects of the pandemic it is helping us to add production machinery and skilled jobs to increase our production capacity, further diversify our customer base, and grow our business beyond where we were before the past couple of years' challenges. This kind of support makes us proud to be in Dayton and we're eager to grow into the future.” Dan Hyland, Vice President

JOIG amount: $25,000

  • Capital investment: $180,000
  • Jobs created: 3
  • Jobs retained: 23


Isaiah Industries, Inc. (Piqua): Isaiah Industries is an industry leading manufacturer of specialty residential metal roofing. Their operations consist of stamping, roll forming, press brake work and powder coating. The grant will be used to develop a new metal shingle design that will allow for integration of solar roofing panels. 

JOIG amount: $25,000

  • Capital investment: $320,000
  • Jobs created: 5
  • Jobs retained: 50


Budde Precision Machining Corp. (Dayton): Budde Precision Machining is a full-service precision CNC machining shop with specialties in 5-axis milling, turning, inspection, grinding, and assembly that serves the aerospace, defense, medical, and industrial equipment markets with high-tolerance parts. This grant will allow them to add technical capabilities, infrastructure, and capacity to handle new military machining contracts. 

“Budde Precision Machining is an ’up-and-coming company’, striving to grow into a premier Dayton-area CNC machine shop.  However, the ability to invest in the necessary capital equipment is a major constraint to that growth.  We are very excited about this Inclusion Grant from JobsOhio, which has helped us add key capacity and engineering capabilities to continue on our trajectory,” said Mike Budde, President.

JOIG amount: $25,000

  • Capital investment: $72,000
  • Jobs created: 3
  • Jobs retained: 10


McCarthy Industrial Contractors Inc. (Dayton): McCarthy Industrial is part of the design, metal fabrication, installation, and servicing of industrial air filtration systems; maintenance and repair in heavy-duty environments like cement, paper and foundry industries; and then specialty fabrications done on an as-needed basis. The grant was used to purchase a brake press, which will give them additional capacity and better cycle times. This will help them to improve their competitiveness on a cost-per-production basis. 

“Having struggled through the last 18 months, it was refreshing to see JobsOhio and the Dayton Development Coalition step in and help us with the purchase of this new equipment.” Said Brian McCarthy, President

JOIG amount: $25,000

  • Capital investment: $107,350
  • Jobs created: 2
  • Jobs retained: 13


Industrial Grinding Inc. (Dayton): Industrial Grinding is celebrating 75 years in business while the company continues to focus on precision grinding and metallizing services for the aerospace, automotive, chemical, defense, electrical, food processing, power and machine tool rebuild industries.  They specialize in the repair, maintenance and finish grinding of critical machine parts.  The metallizing department allows Industrial Grinding to repair damaged bearing journals, seal diameters and other worn surfaces with immediate deliveries of 1 – 2 days.  Their most popular coatings include stainless steel, ceramics, and tungsten carbide.

“The inclusion grant will help support our continual workforce training and maintain the equipment our employees use to meet very specific customer requirements.  Our technicians are the lifeblood of Industrial Grinding and we will continue to invest in the education and equipment required to serve our customers,” said Marcus Wendling, President.

JOIG amount: $25,000

  • Capital investment: $203,000
  • Jobs created: 2
  • Jobs retained: 14


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