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of dollars are being invested in northern Wood County, where several companies are
working on plant and distribution center expansions.
is already underway, and by the end of the year, two companies will have brand
new facilities up and running. There will soon be a new Fed-Ex freight
distribution center in Northwood, and a Caphalon in Middleton Township.
County Economic Development Director Wade Gottschalk says he's not surprised
companies continue to choose that area for development.
have a very business-friendly atmosphere from all levels of the political
spectrum," Gottschalk said. "We also have great transportational and locational
assets: I-75, I-80 and 90."
the two companies, nearly 100 new jobs could be created, and even more
Saleh is the manager at Moody's Coney Island, which is located right by the
Fed-Ex center that's being built. He says he's glad the other companies chose
his area to expand, and the number of people stopping in for lunch just keeps
next door we've got a pizza place and a Chinese restaurant," Saleh said. "Before,
these places were vacant and we had no other restaurants, besides us, in this
complex for a few years, and it's really helped expand that."