Modula Purchases Former Dayton Daily News Building in Ohio
FRANKLIN, OHIO — Modula, an Italian company that manufactures automated storage systems, has purchased the former Dayton Daily News building in Franklin along I-75. An affiliate of Capital Environmental Risk Transfer Alliance sold the property for nearly $13.2 million, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier. Cox Media Group Ohio previously owned and occupied the 252,000-square-foot building. The company used the facility for the printing of all of its local newspapers. Cox Media Group Ohio announced in July 2017 that company newspapers would be printed at an Indianapolis production facility under an agreement with Gannett Publishing Services.
Modula received a Job Creation Tax Credit from the state of Ohio totaling 1.52 percent for seven years. Modula plans to create 100 new jobs at the facility. In partnership with the European American Chamber of Commerce, the project represents ongoing efforts by REDI Cincinnati to attract foreign investment to the greater Cincinnati region. Modula’s investment in southwest Ohio will be its second location in the United States. Chuck Ackerman, Bill Keefer and Todd Cochran of Colliers International brokered the transaction.