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