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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Dayton region created 3,880 new jobs in 2018: What those new jobs mean
 The 12-county Dayton region won commitments to create 3,880 new jobs in 2018, while current companies committed to protecting 13,363 existing jobs, according to Jeff Hoagland, president and chief executive of the Dayton Development Coalition. That’s a bit stronger than the 2,078 new job commitments won in 2017 and the more than 10,200...

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The 12-county Dayton region won commitments to create 3,880 new jobs in 2018, while current companies committed to protecting 13,363 existing jobs, according to Jeff Hoagland, president and chief executive of the Dayton Development Coalition. That’s a bit stronger than the 2,078 new job commitments won in 2017 and the more than 10,200...
Job Outlook: Here’s the highest demand for Ohio jobs in next four years
 Jobs in health care and skilled trades are expected to grow the fastest in Ohio in the next five years, according to a national online employment company. Based on an analysis of historical and current labor market trends, a CareerBuilder report shows Ohio will see the biggest increase in higher paying job. Jobs like nurses, physician aides...

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Jobs in health care and skilled trades are expected to grow the fastest in Ohio in the next five years, according to a national online employment company. Based on an analysis of historical and current labor market trends, a CareerBuilder report shows Ohio will see the biggest increase in higher paying job. Jobs like nurses, physician aides...
Now based in San Diego, Teradata names new CEO
 Teradata — the big data company that last year moved its headquarters from Miami Twp. to San Diego — has appointed Oliver Ratzesberger its president and chief executive, succeeding Victor Lund, who will be the company’s executive chairman of its board of directors. Teradata has also appointed Michael Gianoni — a board...

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Teradata — the big data company that last year moved its headquarters from Miami Twp. to San Diego — has appointed Oliver Ratzesberger its president and chief executive, succeeding Victor Lund, who will be the company’s executive chairman of its board of directors. Teradata has also appointed Michael Gianoni — a board...
To draw workers, Springboro manufacturer boosts pay
 A Springboro manufacturer says higher demand for workers locally is forcing it to raise employee pay. Pioneer Automotive Technologies, Inc. said Wednesday that as of January 1, the company has increased all long-term, hourly wages by up to 10 percent, and for the first time will offer current and newly hired contract employees up to six days...

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A Springboro manufacturer says higher demand for workers locally is forcing it to raise employee pay. Pioneer Automotive Technologies, Inc. said Wednesday that as of January 1, the company has increased all long-term, hourly wages by up to 10 percent, and for the first time will offer current and newly hired contract employees up to six days...
Dayton battlefield innovator inks global distribution pact
 Battle Sight Technologies, LLC, has signed an agreement with Steiner eOptics, of Miamisburg, for the international sales and distribution of Battle Sight’s “CrayTac” infrared marking devices. “We are thrilled to partner with Steiner and the global family of brands at Beretta Holding,” Battle Sight President Nicholas...

Posted: 3 days ago

Battle Sight Technologies, LLC, has signed an agreement with Steiner eOptics, of Miamisburg, for the international sales and distribution of Battle Sight’s “CrayTac” infrared marking devices. “We are thrilled to partner with Steiner and the global family of brands at Beretta Holding,” Battle Sight President Nicholas...
Biomedical company makes Warren County site its new HQ
 Biomedical company Tristate Biomedical Solutions purchased an industrial warehouse and office at 201 Industrial Drive, Franklin, that will serve as the company’s new headquarters, real estate firm CBRE said Wednesday. Fifteen employees will move to the building. Terms of the deal were not released. CBRE Beau Nimer represented the buyer...

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Biomedical company Tristate Biomedical Solutions purchased an industrial warehouse and office at 201 Industrial Drive, Franklin, that will serve as the company’s new headquarters, real estate firm CBRE said Wednesday. Fifteen employees will move to the building. Terms of the deal were not released. CBRE Beau Nimer represented the buyer...
Kroger CEO shares vision for grocery chain
 Rodney McMullen, chairman and chief executive of The Kroger Co., shared his vision of the future of his company and retail in general at the National Retail Federation’s expo and “big show” in New York City. In a talk with CNBC “Squawk on the Street” and “Closing Bell” Anchor Sara Eisen Sunday, McMullen...

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Rodney McMullen, chairman and chief executive of The Kroger Co., shared his vision of the future of his company and retail in general at the National Retail Federation’s expo and “big show” in New York City. In a talk with CNBC “Squawk on the Street” and “Closing Bell” Anchor Sara Eisen Sunday, McMullen...
Stratacache debuts VR retail technology
 Another Dayton-area company is entering the arena of Virtual Reality (VR) shopping. Dayton-based Stratacache announced it will its debut VR shopping technology at the National Retail Federation’ expo this week in New York City. The technology combines the NVIDIA Holodeck platform with Stratacache digital signage to create an experience...

Posted: 4 days ago

Another Dayton-area company is entering the arena of Virtual Reality (VR) shopping. Dayton-based Stratacache announced it will its debut VR shopping technology at the National Retail Federation’ expo this week in New York City. The technology combines the NVIDIA Holodeck platform with Stratacache digital signage to create an experience...
State weighs huge solar farm proposal today
 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) launches an evidentiary hearing today on whether to approve huge new solar-generation farms for the Columbus and western Ohio-area electric utility American Electric Power (AEP). The case is being watched by regulators, power industry observers, environmental advocates and others. At stake is...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) launches an evidentiary hearing today on whether to approve huge new solar-generation farms for the Columbus and western Ohio-area electric utility American Electric Power (AEP). The case is being watched by regulators, power industry observers, environmental advocates and others. At stake is...
Government shutdown leaves breweries, small businesses in limbo
 As the partial shutdown of the federal government enters its 25th day, the closure has created a small backlog of Small Business Administration loans, affecting more than 200 businesses nationally waiting on the loans, an SBA spokesman says. And the shutdown is even affecting the beer business. RELATED: The shutdown is affecting beer ...

Posted: 4 days ago

As the partial shutdown of the federal government enters its 25th day, the closure has created a small backlog of Small Business Administration loans, affecting more than 200 businesses nationally waiting on the loans, an SBA spokesman says. And the shutdown is even affecting the beer business. RELATED: The shutdown is affecting beer ...
Huber restaurant property sells for nearly $1.4M
 The property of a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant in Huber Heights has a new owner. The site at 8311 Old Troy Pike sold late last week for $1.375 million, according to Montgomery County property records, which identified the buyer as Pinegate Naples LLC. The seller was Pontini Land Holdings, records indicated. RELATED: Four major downtown...

Posted: 5 days ago

The property of a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant in Huber Heights has a new owner. The site at 8311 Old Troy Pike sold late last week for $1.375 million, according to Montgomery County property records, which identified the buyer as Pinegate Naples LLC. The seller was Pontini Land Holdings, records indicated. RELATED: Four major downtown...