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

Ohio job growth pace finally beats nation’s
 Ohio employers are hiring, with the state’s pace of job growth is finally matching and even exceeding the national pace. Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in July 2018, up from 4.5 percent in June, the state reported Friday. But the state’s non-agricultural wage and salary employment increased 7,600 over the month...

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Ohio employers are hiring, with the state’s pace of job growth is finally matching and even exceeding the national pace. Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in July 2018, up from 4.5 percent in June, the state reported Friday. But the state’s non-agricultural wage and salary employment increased 7,600 over the month...
Flight risks: The fight to retain Teradata and other companies
 The Dayton Development Coalition tries to stay in touch with more than 600 companies in a 12-county area, coalition leaders told a forum audience Friday. In doing so, coalition officers say they’ve learned to recognize signs of danger that a business may leave the Dayton region. Among those signs: If a company’s chief executive...

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The Dayton Development Coalition tries to stay in touch with more than 600 companies in a 12-county area, coalition leaders told a forum audience Friday. In doing so, coalition officers say they’ve learned to recognize signs of danger that a business may leave the Dayton region. Among those signs: If a company’s chief executive...
Dayton-area firms pull in millions in new defense work
 Several area companies have landed millions in new Department of Defense and federal contract awards. RDC/John Poe Architects in Miamisburg claimed a $5,332,055 federal contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for architectural and engineering services at the Ann Arbor Health Care System. G.E. Aviation Systems in Vandalia won...

Posted: 2 days ago

Several area companies have landed millions in new Department of Defense and federal contract awards. RDC/John Poe Architects in Miamisburg claimed a $5,332,055 federal contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for architectural and engineering services at the Ann Arbor Health Care System. G.E. Aviation Systems in Vandalia won...
After tax cut, Ohio utilities fight PUCO to maintain rates
 Ohio electric utilities and state regulators are still butting heads over whether the utilities should pass on savings from last year’s tax cut to their customers. Late last year, the U.S. government lowered the federal tax rate for corporations from 35 to 21 percent. In a filing this week with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio...

Posted: 2 days ago

Ohio electric utilities and state regulators are still butting heads over whether the utilities should pass on savings from last year’s tax cut to their customers. Late last year, the U.S. government lowered the federal tax rate for corporations from 35 to 21 percent. In a filing this week with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio...
In the UAS/UAV race, China is beating the U.S.
 While the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market is on a strong growth track — nationally and here in Dayton — there are still concerns and challenges. One concern: China is well ahead of the United States in the production of unmanned aerial vehicles and in building a supply chain of components for those vehicles, including motors...

Posted: 3 days ago

While the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market is on a strong growth track — nationally and here in Dayton — there are still concerns and challenges. One concern: China is well ahead of the United States in the production of unmanned aerial vehicles and in building a supply chain of components for those vehicles, including motors...
Kettering City Council OKs tax, land grant for $50M expansion
 Kettering City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a development agreement with the Community Tissue Services Center that will bring jobs to the planned $50 million expansion at Miami Valley Research Park. In return for the investment and the retention of 618 expected jobs at the park, the city will grant to the center half the...

Posted: 4 days ago

Kettering City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a development agreement with the Community Tissue Services Center that will bring jobs to the planned $50 million expansion at Miami Valley Research Park. In return for the investment and the retention of 618 expected jobs at the park, the city will grant to the center half the...
Moraine-based supplier expands nationally
 Moraine-based Winsupply Inc. has opened Winsupply of Kerrville (Texas), a business distributing plumbing, heating and air conditioning (HVAC), and water well equipment in southwest Texas, and Winsupply of Chattanooga (Tenn.), serving HVAC contractors in southeast Tennessee and north Georgia. In the Winsupply co-ownership business model, Winsupply...

Posted: 5 days ago

Moraine-based Winsupply Inc. has opened Winsupply of Kerrville (Texas), a business distributing plumbing, heating and air conditioning (HVAC), and water well equipment in southwest Texas, and Winsupply of Chattanooga (Tenn.), serving HVAC contractors in southeast Tennessee and north Georgia. In the Winsupply co-ownership business model, Winsupply...
Butler County company wins $80M Navy contract
 A Butler County aircraft engine producer has been awarded a nearly $80 million contract to work for the U.S Navy and Australia. CFM International Inc., which has offices in West Chester Twp., has been awarded a $79,981,638 firm-fixed-price, contract for the procurement of five CFM56-7B27AE engines, four CFM56-7B27AE engine compressor cases...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Butler County aircraft engine producer has been awarded a nearly $80 million contract to work for the U.S Navy and Australia. CFM International Inc., which has offices in West Chester Twp., has been awarded a $79,981,638 firm-fixed-price, contract for the procurement of five CFM56-7B27AE engines, four CFM56-7B27AE engine compressor cases...
Medical manufacturer invests $5M in local land, production site
 A Florida medical devices manufacturer has purchased a Vandalia building and land for $5 million for nerve graft work.  AxoGen Inc. of Alachua, Fla. bought the 2,400-square-foot building at 913 Industrial Park for $5 million, Montgomery County property records show. “ARC CRVANOH001 LLC” is identified as the seller in the...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Florida medical devices manufacturer has purchased a Vandalia building and land for $5 million for nerve graft work.  AxoGen Inc. of Alachua, Fla. bought the 2,400-square-foot building at 913 Industrial Park for $5 million, Montgomery County property records show. “ARC CRVANOH001 LLC” is identified as the seller in the...
Kettering to weigh tax grant, land conveyance for $50M expansion
 Kettering City Council members are scheduled to consider a development agreement with the Community Tissue Services center to encourage the center’s planned $50 million expansion at Miami Valley Research Park. In return for the investment and the retention of 618 expected jobs at the park, the city of Kettering will grant to the center...

Posted: 5 days ago

Kettering City Council members are scheduled to consider a development agreement with the Community Tissue Services center to encourage the center’s planned $50 million expansion at Miami Valley Research Park. In return for the investment and the retention of 618 expected jobs at the park, the city of Kettering will grant to the center...
Area congressman urges Trump to follow a ‘better way’ on trade
 A local congressman and former owner of a Troy-area manufacturers is urging President Trump and his administration to consider a “better way” in international trade. Warren Davidson, in a recent op-ed for the Washington Times, cautions the administration against alienating too many nations at once in navigating trade...

Posted: 5 days ago

A local congressman and former owner of a Troy-area manufacturers is urging President Trump and his administration to consider a “better way” in international trade. Warren Davidson, in a recent op-ed for the Washington Times, cautions the administration against alienating too many nations at once in navigating trade...