Divisions Maintenance Group is one of five companies in the Cincinnati region to earn the James A. Wuenker Growth
Award for 2021.
The award, from REDI Cincinnati, recognizes projects announced in the past year that had a significant economic impact on the region. DMG was nominated for its plan to relocate the company’s headquarters to The Foundry in Cincinnati’s Central Business District, right on Fountain Square. The move includes a $4.5 million investment into the space along
with 256 new jobs.
“Our move to The Foundry is all about growth and innovation,” said DMG Founder and CEO Gary Mitchell. “We want our employees to have the best resources and the best facilities, and we want to use those to recruit more top talent in the region to come join our team.
“It’s an exciting time for the Central Business District in Cincinnati. We are happy to be part of that growth, and we are honored to receive this award.”
Along with DMG, REDI recognized Koch Foods, Megen Construction, Nehemiah Manufacturing and Protiviti – Americas Delivery Center.
DMG provides facility maintenance services to retail chains and distribution and fulfillment centers across the country. DMG connects commercial customers with maintenance solutions to transform their facilities and properties by managing vendors, collecting data and maximizing cost savings.
The company has been on an impressive growth track in the past few years – announcing plans in 2021 to hire 150 new employees – and the new HQ is just the latest example of that trend.
“The James A. Wuenker Growth Awards serve as recognition for impactful economic development projects in the region, and Divisions Maintenance Group embodies the spirit of the award through its addition of 256 new jobs and $4.5 million investment to The Foundry in downtown Cincinnati’s Central Business District,” said Kimm Lauterbach, president and CEO of REDI Cincinnati.
DMG plans to move into The Foundry later this year. The company leased roughly 100,000 square feet on the second, third and fourth floors and will be the largest tenant in the space.
There is also an option for DMG to construct a tower on the building to accommodate future growth, adding up to 16 additional floors.
“That’s one of the reasons we chose this space,” said Alex Strohm, DMG’s General Counsel. “It’s perfect for our needs now, but it’s flexible enough to accommodate our needs as we continue to rapidly scale. We are going to be a billion-dollar company, and won’t stop there, so we’re going to need that tower sooner or later.”