Menards wraps up land deals for Ravenna distribution and manufacturing facility

Home-improvement retailer Menards recently put the finishing touches on its plans for a distribution and manufacturing hub in Ravenna, on 62 acres just off state Route 88.

Family-owned Menard Inc. acquired the property, south of Maplewood Career Center and north of the Windmill Lakes Golf Club, last week, said Stephanie Savage of Jack Kohl Realty. The purchases don’t appear yet in Portage County public records, but Savage said transactions with three sellers totaled $1.63 million.

City officials announced Monday, Oct. 19, that the roughly $50 million project is a go. They expect Menards to start construction on the 260,000-square-foot facility during the third quarter of next year, with a likely completion date in late 2022.

The Wisconsin-based retailer, which has been expanding eastward, started looking for a distribution site in Northeast Ohio about four years ago, said Dennis West, Ravenna’s economic development director. Reports about a potential Portage County site

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Shell Canada scraps plans for sale of Sarnia Manufacturing Centre

Oct 15 (Reuters)Shell Canada RDSa.L has abandoned plans for the possible sale of its Sarnia Manufacturing Centre, it said on Thursday, confirming an earlier media report.

“We have decided to stop actively marketing the Sarnia Manufacturing Centre and its associated infrastructure which includes the refinery, chemicals plant, Sarnia and Hamilton Distribution terminals and Shell’s 45% interest in Sun-Canadian Pipeline”, a company spokeswoman said.

The company had announced the intention to divest in January last year and said on Thursday that it will assess its next steps if it receives interest at a later date.

“Shell will continue to operate these assets while maintaining our marketing presence in Ontario and continuing to honor branded supply and wholesale agreements,” the spokeswoman said.

She added she was unaware of any plans for closure and that considerations for future investment will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh and

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