Menards home improvement company plans to build on North Jackson land

Menards home improvement company plans to build on North Jackson land


The home improvement store Menards is looking to build in North Jackson. First News anchor Stan Boney has looked over the report which outlines the details. He’s live in the studio to share what he found out. The details of what Menard’s has planned was filed with the Ohio EPA on October 21st — because of the 90 acres Menard’s plans to build on in North Jackson — 2-and-a-half are wetlands — and the EPA must sign off on destroying them. Also included in the EPA filing were the details of the project. It’ll be distribution and manufacturing facilities located at the intersection of Interstate 76 and Bailey Road in North Jackson — right behind a Fed Ex Ground site. It’s adjacent to railroad tracks which the company plans to use. The land itself is wooded. There’s a stream channel that also runs through the property which the EPA will look at as well. The application included letters from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the U-S Department of the Interior — and neither raised any objections. *STA} Here are some of the details of what Menards is proposING. There will be two distribution centers and four manufacturing facilities on 90 acres. The estimated construction costs is 50-million dollars. Though it did not say how many construction jobs there would be. The number of full time jobs once it opens is expected to be 90. With an estimated payroll of 3.4 million dollars. Jackson Township Trustee Tom Frost says they support the project. “WELL WE’VE HEARD THAT THEY’RE INTERESTED IN BUILDING OUT HERE, BUILDING SOME TYPE OF WAREHOUSE, MANUFACTURING FACILITY. THE INFORMATION’S BEEN KIND OF SLOW COMING TO US. APPARENTLY NOW THEY’RE DOING SOME FEASABILITY STUDIES TO SEE IF ITS WORTH THEIR WHILE.” According to the EPA filing — Menard’s also considered locations in Kent, Atwater, Ravenna, and a second location in North Jackson. But settled on the land at The plan is to start construction in May and be finished about a year later. The only Menard’s locally is in Warren. There are five others in Eastern Ohio — and on the application Menard’s stated it plans to have 35 stores in in the near future in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Live in the studio — Stan Boney — WKBN 27 First News.

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