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Thomas Gnau

Thomas Gnau is a business reporter for the Dayton Daily News and covers top companies, development, job creation, and commercial real estate. He grew up a U.S. Navy dependent, lived in two countries and five states before his 16th birthday. He graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School and Wright State University. A Kettering resident, he is married to a Mad River Local Schools teacher; he and his wife have two daughters. Gnau started working at the student newspaper at Wright State where his interest in journalism grew and led him to where he is today.

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New Planet Fitness opening to feature pizza
 Planet Fitness, a chain of fitness centers, is announcing a new location at 606 Taywood Road in Englewood. Planet Fitness will have a ribbon-cutting celebration at the new location from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 1. MORE: Investment breathes new life into unique Dayton artists’ space “Free pizza will be available and Danni Allen from...

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Planet Fitness, a chain of fitness centers, is announcing a new location at 606 Taywood Road in Englewood. Planet Fitness will have a ribbon-cutting celebration at the new location from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 1. MORE: Investment breathes new life into unique Dayton artists’ space “Free pizza will be available and Danni Allen from...
Investment breathes new life into unique Dayton artists’ space
 A complex of historic Dayton industrial buildings is proving to be a haven for local artists, even as it gets a new lease on life. The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority Board of Trustees last month approved a $300,000 loan to the company overseeing the Front Street buildings, a commercial complex that bills itself as “the largest...

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A complex of historic Dayton industrial buildings is proving to be a haven for local artists, even as it gets a new lease on life. The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority Board of Trustees last month approved a $300,000 loan to the company overseeing the Front Street buildings, a commercial complex that bills itself as “the largest...
Wages lawsuit against Fuyao gets bigger
 More plaintiffs are seeking to join what could become a class-action lawsuit against Fuyao Glass America, at a time when the company is facing a plant unionization effort by the United Auto Workers. Attorneys filed in Dayton’s federal court Wednesday seeking to have Connie Childress join a lawsuit against Fuyao, a lawsuit first filed...

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More plaintiffs are seeking to join what could become a class-action lawsuit against Fuyao Glass America, at a time when the company is facing a plant unionization effort by the United Auto Workers. Attorneys filed in Dayton’s federal court Wednesday seeking to have Connie Childress join a lawsuit against Fuyao, a lawsuit first filed...
Area farmers struggle with harvest following strange weather
 The weather in recent weeks has been strange and difficult for area farmers. Brisk September days. Warm, humid October nights. Drought — then almost constant rain. The temperature last Sunday afternoon dropped some seven degrees in just one hour. “Harvest has slowed down significantly in the last 10 days,” said Sam Custer...

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The weather in recent weeks has been strange and difficult for area farmers. Brisk September days. Warm, humid October nights. Drought — then almost constant rain. The temperature last Sunday afternoon dropped some seven degrees in just one hour. “Harvest has slowed down significantly in the last 10 days,” said Sam Custer...
New area Dunkin Donuts sold
 The year-old free-standing Dunkin Donuts in Riverside has a new owner. GOC Realco LLC sold the Dunkin Donuts location at 1310 Woodman Drive to Nathan Nahmias and Joyce Arlene of Los Angeles, Calif., Montgomery County property records show. The sale price is given as $1.962 million. RELATED: New Huber Heights IHOP sold Two years ago, Gilligan...

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The year-old free-standing Dunkin Donuts in Riverside has a new owner. GOC Realco LLC sold the Dunkin Donuts location at 1310 Woodman Drive to Nathan Nahmias and Joyce Arlene of Los Angeles, Calif., Montgomery County property records show. The sale price is given as $1.962 million. RELATED: New Huber Heights IHOP sold Two years ago, Gilligan...
Massive new local greenhouse to deliver produce to Dayton groceries
 Construction on a massive greenhouse that will grow produce for delivery to area groceries is starting this week. BrightFarms, Inc. is breaking ground in Wilmington this week for construction of its first greenhouse farm in Ohio, the company said Wednesday. The 120,000-square-foot farm will provide locally grown salad greens and herbs to...

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Construction on a massive greenhouse that will grow produce for delivery to area groceries is starting this week. BrightFarms, Inc. is breaking ground in Wilmington this week for construction of its first greenhouse farm in Ohio, the company said Wednesday. The 120,000-square-foot farm will provide locally grown salad greens and herbs to...
GE Aviation, Teradata team up on airline analytics
 GE Aviation and Teradata are teaming up to help airlines with data, the companies said. GE and Teradata — two important employers in Southwestern Ohio — said they will “jointly provide products and services to specified commercial aviation markets” on data analytics. RELATED: GE, CFM ‘blitz’ competition...

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GE Aviation and Teradata are teaming up to help airlines with data, the companies said. GE and Teradata — two important employers in Southwestern Ohio — said they will “jointly provide products and services to specified commercial aviation markets” on data analytics. RELATED: GE, CFM ‘blitz’ competition...
Fuyao labor relations board hearing set for possible UAW vote
 The National Labor Relations Board’s Cincinnati office is starting the process of looking at whether to schedule a vote for about 1,500 Fuyao Glass America workers on whether to join the United Auto Workers (UAW). The union isn’t saying how many signatures of Fuyao workers petitioning for a union representation election...

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The National Labor Relations Board’s Cincinnati office is starting the process of looking at whether to schedule a vote for about 1,500 Fuyao Glass America workers on whether to join the United Auto Workers (UAW). The union isn’t saying how many signatures of Fuyao workers petitioning for a union representation election...
Fuyao workers seek union election: What we know now
 Employees at Fuyao Glass America today filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a representation election at Fuyao’s Moraine plant, the United Auto Worker said in a statement. RELATED: Growing pains at Fuyao as workers consider union “Fuyao employees, whose worries about workplace safety have led to complaints...

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Employees at Fuyao Glass America today filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a representation election at Fuyao’s Moraine plant, the United Auto Worker said in a statement. RELATED: Growing pains at Fuyao as workers consider union “Fuyao employees, whose worries about workplace safety have led to complaints...
Port Authority to own Levitt Pavilion land
 Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority trustees voted unanimously Monday to hold title to land set aside for Dayton’s planned new downtown entertainment venue, the Levitt Pavilion, hoping the move will make development there easier. Under the arrangement, the Port Authority will own the land set aside for the pavilion at Dave Hall...

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Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority trustees voted unanimously Monday to hold title to land set aside for Dayton’s planned new downtown entertainment venue, the Levitt Pavilion, hoping the move will make development there easier. Under the arrangement, the Port Authority will own the land set aside for the pavilion at Dave Hall...
Dayton manufacturing trade show to showcase robots, newest tech
 The Dayton Region Manufacturing Association’s annual trade show — dubbed the “Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show” — begins Wednesday at the Dayton Convention Center downtown. It’s the annual chance for manufacturers in a 14-county area around Dayton to rub elbows with customers, suppliers and partners...

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The Dayton Region Manufacturing Association’s annual trade show — dubbed the “Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show” — begins Wednesday at the Dayton Convention Center downtown. It’s the annual chance for manufacturers in a 14-county area around Dayton to rub elbows with customers, suppliers and partners...