You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Business

  • 2 firms to expand, add jobs
    A pair of companies will look to improve their operations with an investment of nearly $3 million combined, according to tax abatement ­requests filed last week with the city.
  • UPS boostsnumber ofholiday jobs
    DALLAS – UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season – an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping.
  • Voss opens its new headquarters
    A new North American headquarters has opened in Fort Wayne.Voss Automotive and state officials on Tuesday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the company’s new $7.
Advertisement
File | Associated Press

FedEx plans $25 million New Haven distribution center

A $25 million project will put a FedEx state-of-the-art regional distribution center in New Haven.

The international shipping company is asking Allen County officials for a tax break on the project. Savings could total $1.5 million during a five-year period.

The vacant 40 acres at 11039 Lincoln Highway East is owned by Setzer Properties ZFWY LLC.

Setzer has agreed to invest about $12.5 million to construct a 178,000-square-foot warehouse/distribution center.

FedEx Ground Package System Inc., which has a long-term lease on the facility, plans to invest $12.5 million in new mechanical and electrical equipment.

FedEx plans to create 87 part-time jobs at the new distribution center. The most common position, package handler, will pay $11.31 an hour, according to a tax abatement filing. Plans call for 82 of those jobs.

The shipping giant already employs 34 full-time, four temporary and 69 part-time workers in New Haven. They will be moved into the new building when it is completed in September 2014. Construction is scheduled to begin May 1.

For more on this story, see Saturday's print edition of The Journal Gazette or visit www.journalgazette.net after 3 a.m. Saturday.

sslater@jg.net

Advertisement