FedEx signs deal to move distribution center out of Toledo

TOLEDO -- FedEx Ground has signed a deal to move its distribution center at Reynolds and Angola Rds. in South Toledo to Perrysburg Township. The $4.6 million deal was signed on Oct. 11, News 11 has confirmed with Perrysburg Township Administrator John Hrosko.

The new location is to be in Ampoint Industrial Park, within 127 acres east of the Buck Rd./I-75 interchange.

The City of Toledo and Perrysburg Township have a verbal agreement to share tax revenue from FedEx, Hrosko told News 11's Dan Bumpus. A meeting is set up for Oct. 22 to sign that agreement. Hrosko also said it is expected that construction on the new center will begin this year.

If you remember, Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner had accused Wood County last August of "pirating, raiding, pilfering" jobs from Toledo. However, FedEx said it needed a bigger site, and mentioned that site could be outside of the city limits.

The mayor's spokesman had confirmed for us that the city was in talks to keep FedEx Ground and its 600 employees inside the city. The mayor accused Wood County of previously pirating Toledo companies and cited O-I, which moved more than a year ago from its downtown Toledo world headquarters to Levis Commons in Perrysburg.

A FedEx Ground spokesman in Pittsburgh told News 11 the company wanted to build a facility larger than the one in south Toledo. The company also wanted to add jobs. At that time, the spokesman said the Buck Rd. Interstate 75 area of Perrysburg Township in Wood County was among the locations being considered.

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