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FedEx To Build Distribution Center In Ontario

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 3/12/2014

We've been waiting for months for the name of the company that plans to move into the Ontario Industrial Park off of Beer Road.

Ontario Growth Corporation Director Mark Weidemyre says the company is FedEx, and it will create 150 jobs. It will build a 165,000 square foot distribution center to serve a large region, with another 80,000 square feet available for future expansion.

Ontario is seeking state funding to help build a road leading to the FedEx site, and construction should start this May or June and be completed by the middle of next year, in time for next year's Christmas package-sending rush.

FedEx copnsidered several locations, including sites in Crawford County, but found Ontario the most appealing. Weidemyre says the company likes the Ontario community and schools, the cost of living, its close access to U.S. 30 and I-71.

Ontario did not give FedEx any tax abatements. Weidemyre says the developer is committed to hiring local construction contractors, and FedEx plans to hire local people for jobs with wages of $18 to $20 an hour.

Weidemyre says another business that does repair work on FedEx trucks is close to announcing plans to move into the Ontario Industrial Park. It would employ 20 people.

   
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