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Once Left For Dead, Overland Park (OH) Site Humming

This past March, a Renewal and Redevelopment article ("Toledo's Economic Heart is Beating Again") described how the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority was transforming a contaminated former Jeep factory site in North Toledo into the modern Overland Industrial Park. In mid May, Jim Kansichas, CEO of Dana Corp., announced that a new axle manufacturing facility serving Jeep Wrangler, will not only become the project's first occupant for the existing 100,000 square foot building, but will also utilize an additional 200,000 square feet, making the total investment $70 million, and bringing 300 jobs to the community. For Paul Toth, president of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, the announcement validates the decision made in 2010 to remediate and redevelop this contaminated site, scoring an important economic development victory for a classic auto industrial community. The Overland Industrial Park plant will be Dana's first manufacturing plant in Toledo since a small axle assembly plant…Log In to Read Full Article

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