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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.

Latest from Thomas Gnau

New cyberattack rule looms over federal contractors
 Federal contractors need to better protect their government data, or they could lose their business with the government. A looming new federal security directive will require businesses working with the federal government to protect their cyber data, or have a detailed plan for doing so, by year’s end. The directive is called &ldquo...

Posted: a day ago

Federal contractors need to better protect their government data, or they could lose their business with the government. A looming new federal security directive will require businesses working with the federal government to protect their cyber data, or have a detailed plan for doing so, by year’s end. The directive is called &ldquo...
Sogeti USA grows focus in artificial intelligence work
 The locally based U.S. headquarters of a global information technology consultant is learning all it can about machines that learn, helping customers in retail, banking and beyond map the future of “artificial intelligence.” Sogeti USA has had a presence in the Dayton area since 2002, first in Centerville off Paragon Road, then...

Posted: 4 days ago

The locally based U.S. headquarters of a global information technology consultant is learning all it can about machines that learn, helping customers in retail, banking and beyond map the future of “artificial intelligence.” Sogeti USA has had a presence in the Dayton area since 2002, first in Centerville off Paragon Road, then...
Construction to begin June for Canadian manufacturer

Posted: 5 days ago

Another foreign transplant auto parts producer is about to make the Dayton area its home. Guelph, Ontario-based plastics producer Hematite’s new plant off Lau Parkway in Englewood will be the Canadian company’s U.S. headquarters, and the company expects sales growth from the site of $10 million to $28 million over three years...
Companies bringing new jobs approved for funding

Posted: 6 days ago

Montgomery County Commission Tuesday approved more than $1.1 million in total assistance to expanding companies, including $400,000 for a Canadian auto parts maker planning to build its U.S. headquarters, with 100 new jobs, in Englewood. That company, Hematite, is to receive that amount in county Economic Development/Government Equity (ED/GE)...
Local computer experts say preparation key to beating ransomware
 The “ransomware” cyberattack that hit companies and governments around the world slowed in intensity on Monday, though experts warned that new versions of the computer virus could emerge. Thousands more infections were reported Monday, largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck Friday. The...

Posted: 8 days ago

The “ransomware” cyberattack that hit companies and governments around the world slowed in intensity on Monday, though experts warned that new versions of the computer virus could emerge. Thousands more infections were reported Monday, largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck Friday. The...
Can + Growler = Cool local beer innovation
 Growlers are growing up — and a local company is playing a key role in that evolution. Dayton Systems Group is working with one of the nation’s largest craft brewers to give growlers new lightweight portability and staying power. Dubbed “crowlers” — from the blending of “cans” and “growlers&rdquo...

Posted: 11 days ago

Growlers are growing up — and a local company is playing a key role in that evolution. Dayton Systems Group is working with one of the nation’s largest craft brewers to give growlers new lightweight portability and staying power. Dubbed “crowlers” — from the blending of “cans” and “growlers&rdquo...
Budde family manufacturing in Dayton for nearly 100 years
 Budde Sheet Metals Works has weathered great depressions, world wars and decades of sweeping change. The Dayton manufacturer at 305 Leo St. turns 95 this week and is celebrating another milestone this year. Company co-owner Tom Budde is marking 60 years with the company. He started with the company when he was 19 years old. “He&rsquo...

Posted: 14 days ago

Budde Sheet Metals Works has weathered great depressions, world wars and decades of sweeping change. The Dayton manufacturer at 305 Leo St. turns 95 this week and is celebrating another milestone this year. Company co-owner Tom Budde is marking 60 years with the company. He started with the company when he was 19 years old. “He&rsquo...
Fuyao Glass leaders skeptical of union support
 In the wake of the United Auto Workers’ first public rally in the region, leaders of Fuyao Glass America say they’re confident most workers are hearing their preference to work together directly, without what they call the “interference” of a union. But labor experts caution that the United Auto Workers — which...

Posted: 15 days ago

In the wake of the United Auto Workers’ first public rally in the region, leaders of Fuyao Glass America say they’re confident most workers are hearing their preference to work together directly, without what they call the “interference” of a union. But labor experts caution that the United Auto Workers — which...
Dayton-area supply company’s sales explode as it grows in U.S.
 Moraine-based Winsupply Inc. recently announced the opening of a partner company in Houston, Texas — another step in the growth of the wholesaler that supplies the nation with construction and industrial supply products. Winsupply now shares risk and equity with partner companies — 580 of them — in 45 states. The Houston...

Posted: 18 days ago

Moraine-based Winsupply Inc. recently announced the opening of a partner company in Houston, Texas — another step in the growth of the wholesaler that supplies the nation with construction and industrial supply products. Winsupply now shares risk and equity with partner companies — 580 of them — in 45 states. The Houston...
Former Fuyao exec sues over termination; Fuyao calls suit ‘meritless’
 A former executive of Fuyao Glass America is suing the company and its founder, Chinese billionaire industrialist Cho Tak Wong, over his termination from the company, claiming fraud, breach of contract, defamation, discrimination and more. Dave Burrows and John Gauthier were two top executives at Fuyao when their employment there ended in...

Posted: 20 days ago

A former executive of Fuyao Glass America is suing the company and its founder, Chinese billionaire industrialist Cho Tak Wong, over his termination from the company, claiming fraud, breach of contract, defamation, discrimination and more. Dave Burrows and John Gauthier were two top executives at Fuyao when their employment there ended in...
Arcade developer adds works across U.S.
 Dayton-based commercial construction company Miller Valentine Group may be best known locally these days for its work in redeveloping the downtown Dayton Arcade. But the company is involved in projects all over the United States. “We’re off to a really busy year,” said Dave Dickerson, Miller Valentine’s Dayton market...

Posted: 22 days ago

Dayton-based commercial construction company Miller Valentine Group may be best known locally these days for its work in redeveloping the downtown Dayton Arcade. But the company is involved in projects all over the United States. “We’re off to a really busy year,” said Dave Dickerson, Miller Valentine’s Dayton market...