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June 3, 2013

CLEDO works toward goals

New truck wash, other possible projects in works.

A new business coming to the area is contributing toward the Cass Logansport Economic Development Organization’s goals of bringing 50 new jobs and $250,000 in new tax revenue to Cass County this year, with the possibility of other projects to aid further, the organization’s president said.

Scott’s Square, a new truck stop along the soon-to-be completed Hoosier Heartland Highway near ADM Grain and The Andersons, will offer truck-washing services, fueling stations and a restaurant.

CLEDO President Connie Neininger said the new facility is estimated to bring in around $90,000 in tax revenue and create about 18 jobs, with the potential to double that number. Adam Scott, the facility’s owner, shares this sentiment, saying close to 40 jobs will likely be created.

“We’re going to have five wash bays,” Scott said. “We’ll wash out Tyson and Indiana Packers trucks and we can also wash all of the grain trucks and trailers. We can wash school buses, we can wash everything. Every kind of big vehicle; motor homes, camping trailers, all the big stuff.”

While passing through, drivers will be able to sit down for a meal at the 5th Street Barbecue and Grill, which will provide seating for 45, Scott said.

Scott said development at the site will begin in the next two weeks for an estimated opening date between Oct. 1 and Nov. 1.

“I think we’re going to work really good with a lot of the local businesses out there and what’s coming out there,” Scott said. “There’s a lot coming out there.”

Neininger said there are other possible projects in the works she is waiting for confirmation from before announcing them publicly.

Last week, Logan Stampings Inc. announced it will transfer 25 of its Logansport employees to a new facility north of Peru in an effort to expand after adding a new product line making a special material for the railroad and transportation industry.

Despite the moving jobs, Neininger said it will not put a damper on CLEDO’s goals.

“It’s not taking away anything from here, that’s one of the biggest things we need to realize,” she said. “Logan Stampings has their operation here that’s staying here.”

Neininger went on to say the organization had lined up a facility in Cass County for Logan Stampings to use but an agreement could not be made with the facility’s owner in the short time Logan Stampings had before its new equipment arrived.

“We worked hard to get them someplace in Cass County but unfortunately existing buildings didn’t meet their needs,” she said, adding that ceiling heights, amount of doors, electrical capabilities and floor thickness were factors in finding a new location.

Logan Stampings President and CEO Robert Baker could not be reached for comment.

Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or mitchell.kirk@pharostribune.com.

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