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May 10, 2016

Region celebrates James Wuenker and record 2015 growth

 2016 Growth AwardsEach year, REDI Cincinnati and its partners have the chance to celebrate growth happening throughout the region. The James A. Wuenker Growth Awards, hosted in conjunction with the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Commercial Real Estate Developers Power Breakfast, recognize companies that chose to locate to or grow in Greater Cincinnati during the previous calendar year. It is a chance to celebrate each company, while sharing the story behind why they are growing.

This year’s winners, chosen by a selection committee of economic development professionals across the region, include:

ADVICS Manufacturing Ohio, Inc.: A braking system manufacturer that grew from making one product for one customer in the 1980s to supporting more than 20 different vehicles. Grounded in a mission to manufacture the highest-quality, most-competitive brake system components in the company makes more than four million disc brake calipers and about half a million electronic stability control units annually. In 2015, ADVICS announced a commitment to 970 new and retained jobs as well as $150 million in capital investments.

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals: An emerging pharmaceuticals company that uses proprietary ZipDose® Technology to transform the way people take medicine. The company’s first product SPIRITAM® (levetiracetam), is the first prescription drug product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that is manufactured using 3D printing technology. In 2015, Aprecia announced a commitment to 150 new jobs and more than $25 million in capital investment.

Barclaycard US: This leading credit card issuer is one of the world’s largest and most solid financial service companies. Barclaycard partners with 25 top companies to empower its car members with innovative products and a personal level of service. In 2015, Barclaycard US committed to 1,500 new jobs and $9.3 million in capital investment.

Robert Bosch Automotive Steering: A leader in electronic steering systems, Bosch assembles electric power steering systems, steering columns and hydraulic steering systems for the North American market. The recent expansion is the company’s sixth in Florence, Ky. since the company consolidated in 2006. In 2015, Bosch committed to 1,500 new and retained jobs as well as $84.5 million in capital investment.

This year’s finalists were:

  • CDK Global, Inc.
  • Cintrifuse/Union Hall
  • Enable Injections
  • Frutarom
  • Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc.
  • Whitewater Mill, LLC

View photos from the event on our Facebook page.

To learn more about each of these projects, visit REDICincinnati.com for full case studies and videos.

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