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Vacant Cincinnati Gardens Site Lands First Tenant

This rendering is now an actual building on the former Cincinnati Gardens site.

A Woodlawn aerospace company is the first tenant in a new industrial facility on the site of Cincinnati Gardens in Bond Hill.

Team Industrial Services, Inc. has announced it will move 75-80 jobs from its Woodlawn headquarters to a new manufacturing building on Seymour Avenue, the site that hosted The Beatles, basketball and so many others at the former arena. In addition, Team will create up to 60 new jobs.

Team Industrial Services, Inc is a division of Team Inc, based in Sugarland, Texas.

"TEAM is a proud member of the Cincinnati, Ohio, community and we are excited to contribute to the community during this time of growth and expansion for TEAM," said Joseph Bowers, executive vice president of TEAM, Inc. "Cincinnati has a business-friendly environment with a deep technical talent pool which will help us become an industry leader in inspection and testing of the aerospace industry."

The Port has been preparing the site for years after buying it in 2016.

The development agency said then the expected economic impact would be 300 new jobs and capital investment of $20,500,000.

"The addition of 150 high-paying jobs in Cincinnati is exactly the type of job creation we envisioned when we began preparing this industrial site for new investment," said Laura N. Brunner, president and CEO of The Port. "We appreciate the commitment and patience of Messer and Terrex in taking this project to completion. This also underscores that our partnership with the city of Cincinnati, our industrial private investors, REDI and JobsOhio is delivering on its promise – to serve as catalysts to drive economic growth in our area."

During a Hamilton County Commission meeting Tuesday, The Port's Executive Vice President Melissa Johnson and Brunner talked about the development without naming the tenant. Johnson says these are high-paying jobs. "That's a spectrum of jobs from someone who may only have a high school diploma, or a GED to a college education and everything in between."

Credit The Port

Messer Construction broke ground on the facility after acquiring a four-acre parcel of land from The Port.

Team Industrial says it will begin manufacturing in the new site by November 2021.

Ann Thompson has decades of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting.