The Affiliated Construction Trades of Ohio (“ACT Ohio”) announced that the Dayton Building and Construction Trades Council and Dayton Real Estate Ventures (“Penn Gaming”) have reached a Memorandum of Agreement (“MOA”) for the remaining construction of the Dayton Racino project.

The $125 million facility is currently under construction at the former Delphi Plant located at Wagner Ford and Neemore Roads. The racino will feature a video lottery terminal facility along with a 5/8-mile harness racetrack and a variety of dining and entertainment options.

ACT Ohio worked with both the Dayton Building and Construction Trades Council and Penn Gaming over the past month to make the MOA a reality.  “I am extremely pleased that ACT Ohio was able to help bring the parties together in a meaningful way. It’s really a win-win situation for the remainder of this project. The MOA will provide increased work opportunities for the Dayton Building Trades and ensures Penn Gaming will receive the best possible work for the lowest possible price” said ACT Ohio Executive Director Matt Szollosi.

“The MOA our members have signed with Penn Gaming ensures that the project will be completed using highly skilled members of the Dayton Community. I want to thank Penn Gaming and ACT Ohio for helping to put this agreement together” said Dale Herzog Executive Secretary of the Dayton Building and Construction Trades Council.

“We’re very pleased to reach this agreement in Dayton, which represents another important milestone in our longstanding partnership with Labor in Ohio,” said Eric Schippers, Sr. Vice President of Public Affairs.

Through the MOA, the Dayton Building and Construction Trades Council have agreed to work closely with Penn Gaming to meet or exceed the minority hiring provisions set forth in the company’s Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Dayton and Montgomery County Commissioners.