You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.


Welcome to

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

breaking news

Robbery suspect accused of assaulting elderly man

State awards $500K to aerospace manufacturing hub

The National Composite Center in Kettering has won its first formal grant focused on creating an aerospace manufacturing technology hub in the Dayton region, the center’s top official said.

The state’s Edison Advanced Manufacturing Program awarded a $500,000 grant to the Composite Center for the development of a technology hub with international aircraft manufacturer Airbus, said Lisa Novelli, the center’s president and chief executive.

Novelli said the state funds will help NCC implement the hub’s technology concept.

“This gives us the working capital to set the structure up and meet the needs of what Airbus and the industry is looking for on this program,” she said.

The NCC also has submitted a $2.7 million grant proposal to the Ohio Third Frontier’s Innovative Platform Program, that would help establish the physical technology hub. Those awards are expected to be announced in late summer.

Novelli said she feels “confident” about the latter proposal after two years of working on the program with Airbus.

First announced in 2012, the hub program would offer lower-tier suppliers access to training, certification and innovative technology in Computer Numeric Control-based manufacturing in the aerospace industry.

The program will “augment the aerospace supply chain and competitively position Ohio companies for the commercial aviation global market expansion opportunity,” according to an Edison AMP evaluation of NCC’s proposal that was obtained by this newspaper.

The NCC is a non-profit incubator for materials, technology and economic development companies, located at Kettering Business Park.

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Business

Native advertising: what it is and what to know
Have you ever been drawn to an article’s headline only to discover it’s an advertisement?Often called sponsored content, native advertisements can be found in print materials, such as magazines and newspapers and are created to resemble the design, style and functionality of news or feature articles, product reviews, entertainment and other material that surrounds it.
Kroger hired more than 4,000 veterans in November
Kroger hired more than 4,000 veterans and family members during November.The Cincinnati-headquartered grocery retailer hosted its one-day “Honoring our Heroes” hiring event on Nov.
State approves $1.5M for Springfield airport drone research
State approves $1.5M for Springfield airport drone research
The Ohio Department of Transportation agreed to a $1.5 million contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory to work on a ground-based “sense-and avoid-system” for unmanned aircraft at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport.
Federal lawsuit claims housing discrimination in Dayton area
A local housing group is among 20 that have sued Fannie Mae in federal court, claiming the agency doesn’t care for foreclosed homes in minority neighborhoods as well as it does for houses in predominantly white locales.
Navistar, major Springfield employer, may lease Xenia facility
Navistar, major Springfield employer, may lease Xenia facility
Representatives of Navistar have contacted the Xenia Fire Department about using space at 1003 Bellbrook Ave.
More Stories