UD to use Midmark space for Air Force fleet research


The University of Dayton Research Institute plans to move into Midmark’s old space by spring of 2019, the institute’s leader said.

Midmark Corp., a provider of medical, dental and veterinary health care equipment, on Tuesday announced it will move its headquarters from a UDRI building to Austin Landing. Midmark plans to make the move by Oct. 1, 2018, the company announced.

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The space will be used to further the institute’s research on how to sustain the Air Force’s aging fleet as well as the development of sensor technology and data processing, director Allan Castro said on Wednesday.

UDRI plans to move around 30 to 50 employees into Midmark’s soon-to-be former space at 1700 S. Patterson Ave, Castro said. Right now UDRI has employees using temporary spaces and leased spaces, Castro said, so the move will allow the institute to bring more of its employees into its main facility.

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Castro said he was not aware of the details of UD’s arrangement with Midmark. But, he said he was made aware that the space would soon be available so he told the university that UDRI could use it.

“We are growing and we will definitely put that space to good use,” Castro said.

UDRI has been expanding for years. In June, the university announced the research institute’s sponsored research reached nearly $130 million last year, setting a new record for UDRI.

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