Ohio Logistics, a Findlay-based company with extensive warehousing and transportation facilities, has announced it will partner with WMOG/Mosser Group on a $8.5 million project that will expand the Wood-Bridge Business Park in Bowling Green.
This is the second major project announced by Ohio Logistics President Chuck Bills in the past few weeks. Recently he announced a $7.6 million warehouse and transportation investment in Bellevue.
Ohio Logistics has 20 locations in five states and currently operates over 6 million-square-feet of warehouse space. It also has a transportation division.
In Bowling Green, WMOG/Mosser Group has purchased 42 acres adjacent to the Wood Bridge Business Park with the objective of expanding the park. Present plans include the construction of a 200,000-square-foot warehouse next to GKN Manufacturing, an automotive supplier already in the business park. Ohio Logistics will operate the facility
Mosser Construction has been selected as the general contractor for the building. Construction is expected to begin soon, with completion scheduled for the second quarter of 2018.
Bills said Ohio Logistics plans to build two more 200,000-square-foot warehouse buildings in the expanded Wood Bridge Park.
Suzanne Clark, director of the Bowling Green Community Development Foundation, said the 140-acre park is currently built out. She is looking forward to working with Ohio Logistics to fill the additional 100 acres. She said the city is building a road into the expanded area.
She added that some firms in the park and in the Bowling Green area have indicated they will use this Ohio Logistics warehouse to free up space in their facilities for expanded manufacturing space.
Clark said she is working with Bills on a “One Call” program in which an interested party can receive all of the information needed to make a decision with just one call to the Bowling Green Community Development Foundation office.
Bills said he believes Wood County has the potential to continue to attract top quality firms to the area. The access to I-75 and the proximity to the CSX intermodal facility in North Baltimore make it extremely attractive.
Bills said he expects Ohio Logistics will have 40 to 50 associates in Bowling Green within the year.
He said Ohio Logistics has taken an option on land in North Baltimore near the CSX facility and will make a decision on a container operation in the near future.