Sensor Technology Systems, Inc. (STS), a subsidiary of Steiner, announced plans to consolidate operations into an approximately 50,000 square foot facility on Newmark Drive in Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.
STS designs and manufactures night vision goggles and other electro-optical products for special operations forces, defense forces, and law enforcement. Steiner recently acquired STS and will combine it with its Steiner eOptics division, currently located in California. The new organization will be located in Miami Township.
“We have been examining ways to consolidate our operations in California and Ohio, and our new facility in Miami Township gives us a logistical advantage as well as access to a motivated workforce with a strong understanding of the military,” said Alan Page, General Manager of Steiner eOptics.“We’re grateful to Montgomery County, Miami Township, the Dayton Development Coalition and JobsOhio for showing us what this region can offer.”
Oberer Companies owns the 3475 Newmark Drive facility and will begin renovations soon. The work will include tenant improvements, IT upgrades, and buildout to support the new manufacturing equipment. When complete, the updated STS facility will house 120 employees by the end of 2019. The site has ample room for future expansion.
“Miami Township is pleased we could help keep this company in the region and assist them in growing their workforce in Ohio. This project is an opportunity to redevelop underutilized space, and it aligns perfectly with our goals to bring high tech manufacturing and assembly jobs to Miami Township,” said Doug Barry, Trustee President.
“STS is the latest example of how we collaborate to create and retain jobs in the Dayton Region,” added Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge. “We worked closely with our partners at Miami Township and the Dayton Development Coalition to put forward a competitive proposal for STS and we are thrilled they selected Montgomery County for their facility.”
“Steiner’s new location draws on many of our region’s strengths: our proximity to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, a workforce that intuitively understands military and its contractors, easy access to consumers, and an affordable cost-of-living,” said Jeff Hoagland, President & CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition. “The investment by STS demonstrates that our region offers a competitive advantage, and we know STS will have a bright future here.”
The project’s implementation remains contingent upon formal approval of workforce, equipment and other incentives from state and local organizations.
Steiner eOptics, Inc. is part of the Beretta family of companies and reflects the strong military heritage of the Steiner brand. All of Steiner eOptics’ products are designed, developed, and produced in the USA and will continue to proudly carry the Made in the USA label. Steiner eOptics produces the Dual Beam Aiming Laser (DBAL®) series of laser aiming systems, including the AN/PEQ-15A and DBAL-A2®. Steiner STS (now part of the Steiner eOptics Division) is best known for one of the most advanced night vision devices, the AN/PVS-21, used by US Special Forces and elite fighting units around the world.
For questions about this project, contact Shannon Joyce Neal (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dayton Development Coalition.