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Greenacres to build River Education Center

MIAMI TOWNSHIP, CLERMONT COUNTY.  The Greenacres Water Quality Project, LLC has announced plans to construct a new facility near Milford.  Greenacres offers educational community outreach programs that work with southwest Ohio schools , citizens, environmental organizations, local communities, government agencies and youth organizations to educate about water resource issues and to protect/improve water resources.

Greenacres MilfordThe new 6,400 sf facility will consolidate offices, water testing and educational functions under one roof.  The heavily wooded site on Price Road is ideal to the mission of environmental education in that it offers access to two adjacent streams and extensive walking trails.  The building will incorporate a variety of sustainable features such as rain gardens, rainwater harvesting, geothermal heating and cooling and high efficiency design features and building equipment.

Kiesland is providing design/build construction services in conjunction with Vivian Llambi Associates (site design, www.VLA.net ) and Casler Design Group (building design, www.caslerdesign.com ). Construction is expected to start in mid-April with completion slated for Fall 2016.

More information on the Greenacres is available at  http://www.green-acres.org/index.php/education/water-quality/

Logistics Firm Expands to old Ford Plant

BATAVIA, OH.  Kiesland is putting the final touches on a new 182,000 sf distribution center for OIA Global at the former Ford OIA GlobalTransmission Plant in Batavia, Ohio.  With this move, OIA Global joins existing tenants UC East – Clermont Campus and Huhtamaki North America at the sprawling facility 20 miles east of Cincinnati.

OIA Global is a leading supply chain management company. OIA offers global logistics and packaging solutions across a global network with presence in 75 countries.

Formerly known locally as US Worldwide Logistics, the local operation  became part of the OIA network in 2013.  The Batavia facility currently provides services to a variety of 3PL clients.  Most notably, in Batavia, OIA provides global management of tools, equipment and resources to support a customer who provides worldwide aircraft maintenance and repair services.

The former Ford Batavia Transmission plant opened in 1980 and closed in 2008.  The 1.8 MM square foot building was purchased by Los Angeles-based developer IRG in 2010.

Kiesland provided design/build services in collaboration with Construction Resources One (Cleveland) and Cincinnati-based architect KBA, Incwww.kbainc.com . The Kiesland team is proud to have assisted IRG with this project and pleased to have been a part of this important addition to the Clermont County business community.

AmeriWater Expands to New Site

VANDALIA, OH.  Dayton-based AmeriWater recently took occupancy of a new facility at 3345 Stop Eight Road.  The 68,000 New AmeriWater Facilitysf facility nearly doubles it former location on Stanley Avenue and provides for eventual expansion up to 150,000 sf.

AmeriWater, which has about 62 employees, is a premier provider of medical and industrial water treatment and purification systems.  The company was founded in Dayton in 1995 with 8 employees and has experienced steady growth from the beginning. Original founders, Jim Baker and Diane Dolan (current CEO) remain actively involved in managing the business.

In 2014, AmeriWater won FDA approval to sell its MediQA dialysis system which can serve up to 40 stations at dialysis facilities.   In 2011, the company was acquired by a subsidiary of France-based SUEZ which has further fueled new product innovation and market acceptance.

Kiesland provided general contracting services for the new facility which involved extensive renovation of the former EFTEC resins manufacturing plant. The facility includes 15,000 sf of office/lab space plus 53,000 sf of production and product development space.  The facility developer is Los Angeles based Industrial Realty Group (Ohio) www.industrialrealtygroup.com .  Architectural services were provided by Dayton based Earl Reeder Associates www.earlreederassociates.com.

Short Vine Re-Boot Continues!

CORRYVILLE. Kiesland has been selected to renovate and expand The Clarington, located 2617 Vine Street (next to Bogart’s). Project developer, Short Vine Entertainment has been instrumental in facilitating the long awaited resurgence of this ½ mile strip of Vine Street located just east of UC Main Campus.

New restaurants, retail shops, offices and apartments are quickly becoming a reality as the area is undergoing a complete facelift. The progress has benefited from an investment of $2MM from the City of Cincinnati for streetscape improvements which will vastly improve aesthetics and allow for outdoor dining and street concerts and events.

The $2.5 MM project will consist of new restaurant/banquet space with street level dining, and two levels of student housing above. Negotiations are currently underway with several interested restaurant operators. Stay tuned for further announcement in the coming months as tenant plans are firmed up.

Work has begun on-site and will continue through the winter with an early Summer 2016 completion planned.

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New People at Kiesland

Tony Nista has joined the Kiesland Team as Senior Project Manager. Tony brings a wealth of experience and depth including specialty contracting, product sales and owner representation to the Kiesland team. Tony will work with our field management staff and sales team to facilitate successful project execution and ensure that customer satisfaction standards are met.

Douglas J. Hine – CFO Doug brings a 30 year background and proven expertise in construction, commercial development and finance to the Kiesland team. Doug will provide valuable oversight to Kiesland finances and work actively with the sales and operations team to ensure financial goals are met. Doug will work closely with lenders and partnership stakeholders to optimize opportunities and ensure consistent, accurate financial reporting.

Andy Mauk has been appointed to the newly created position of VP Sales. Andy will continue to focus on customer development, with a broader mission that now includes design/build sales, general contracting services and BuildSmarter Plus suite of services.

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