On the other side of the I-75 interchange, the city has other manufacturing and logistics facilities.
One area off Ohio 63 and Salzman Road, about five miles from I-75, includes the Monroe Commerce Park, where the Kohl’s E-Fulfillment Center has been in operation for about 20 years. Across Salzman Road from Kohl’s is an e-commerce center operated by Bed, Bath & Beyond. Honey Cell Inc. Midwest and Xerox also have facilities there. A new $55 million Kroger robotic distribution center is nearing completion in early 2021 nearby.
The other area is the Monroe Logistics Center on Logistics Way where Walmart-Hayneedle and Blue Buffalo have additional distribution facilities.
There is still land available for development at the Park 63 and Summit Commerce Park sites.
Monroe is the home of other manufacturers such as Baker Concrete, KLW Plastics, Worthington Steel, and Deceuninck North America and the supply chain company Presto Foods.
Longtime developer Lenny Robinson said the city is becoming “a pretty popular site. People are always knocking at the door.”
Robinson and some fellow investors sold about 430 acres that eventually created Park North.
“The city should work with a private developer to develop future commercial and industrial parks based on what citizens would like to see, and what it takes to attract a company to Monroe,” he said.
Robinson said Monroe thrived during recent economic downturns and its location on I-75 is attractive because of the many amenities available in Monroe.
A check of various websites, including the city’s economic development page at www.i75economicdevelopment.org, has a long list of available jobs throughout the city’s manufacturers and logistics/distribution centers.