State Approves $1.5M For UD Research Institute's New Compressed Gas Technology Manufacturing Center
Project expected to help create 1,000 automotive and fiber composite production jobs
February 08, 2016
 
[ Fred Strahorn Home | Fred Strahorn Press ]
 
 

House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) today announced the release of $1.5 million in state funding set aside for technology investments to the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) for a new Compressed Gas Storage and Manufacturing Technology Center. In the first five years of operation, the new center is expected to help create some 1,000 new jobs by leading the development of affordable compressed-gas fuel tanks for the automotive and trucking industries.


“This investment in our region signals a statewide awareness of the important technological advancements being made in Ohio,” said Strahorn. “I’m proud of the progress our community has made in manufacturing innovation in recent years. The technology center will ensure the university’s research institute can continue it’s commitment to cutting-edge, innovative ideas to create new technologies and opportunities that drive job growth.”


The Compressed Gas Storage and Manufacturing Technology Center is a part of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, which works to develop new low-cost, high-speed, and efficient manufacturing and recycling process technologies. The institute is the newest investment associated with the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) and will be the third NNMI-awarded project with a unique Ohio-based component.


The UDRI provides opportunities for customers to work directly with students in research areas such as materials, structures, energy, propulsion, manufacturing, sensors and intelligence, allowing them to develop their future workforce. The University of Dayton Research Institute will provide $10 million in matching funds for the new center.

 
 
 
  
Featured Posts

After Some Two Months, Ohio House Expected To Resume Session Under Narrowly-elected Speaker

 

After nearly two months of a Republican-led legislative impasse, the Ohio House is expected to resume legislative activity following today’s narrow, marathon election of new House Speaker Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell). Chaos and dysfunction have plagued the legislature since the abrupt resignation of former Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), after he announced he was under FBI inquiry in April. Federal agents have since raided Rosenberger’s home, his state office and storage shed, as rumors of pay-to-play tactics on payday lending reform legislation continue to churn.



 
 

Leader Strahorn Responds To Schuring's Decision To Muddy The Waters In Speaker's Race

 

Ohio House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) issued the below statement today following Speaker Pro Tempore Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) throwing in another wrinkle to the GOP’s ongoing leadership battle by suggesting a change to the House rules that would let him assume control of the chamber. The House nears its 50th day without a speaker following the departure of Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), who resigned amid an FBI investigation on April 12.



 
 

Leader Strahorn Responds To Continued Statehouse Dysfunction

 

State Rep. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) issued the following statement in response to today’s session cancellation notice from House Republicans hours before the House was scheduled to vote on a new Republican speaker:



 
 

Legislation Urging Congress To Honor John And Annie Glenn With Congressional Gold Medal Passes Ohio Hous

 

House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) and state Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) today announced the unanimous House passage of  legislation that urges Congress to award Annie and John Glenn with a Congressional Gold Medal for their lifetime of public service.