Available Sites & Buildings

Hardin County has many build-ready sites that have been reviewed by site selection consultants and industry experts.  These industrial parks and sites have existing industry within the area, zoned for industrial/manufacturing, access utilities, excess capacities and connected to rail and highway infrastructure.

In addition, we also provide a unique advantage for fast building or build-to-suit options with local companies who can design and construct steel metal buildings for commercial, agricultural, manufacturing and warehouse uses.

Below are details about Hardin County’s build-ready industrial parks and sites, as well as our online database.

U.S. 68 Industrial Corridor

Over 500+ acres along Kenton’s U.S. 68 south corridor is home to several manufacturing operations, of which the newly developed Hardin County Rail Logistics Center and an established Buck Industrial Park are two industrial parks with land from 32 acres to 153 acres available for development. Other surrounding or nearby industry include sbhpp-Durez Corporation, Fed Two Inc., Golden Giant, International Paper, Kenton Iron Products, Pleasant Precision Inc., Precision Strip, Robinson Fin Machines, Sekisui Plastics USA and Superior Machine Tool. 

Site #1 - Hardin County Rail Logistics Center is a 153 acre build-ready, rail served industrial site that includes a primary (Phase 1) 40-acre site with a secondary (Phase 2) 113-acre site adjacent to the property for any expansion needs. HCRLC is strategically located along on US Highway 68, with direct access to 2.5 miles of private track connecting to the CSX rail mainline, along with 9,000 ft. of terminal storage track, designed on heavy rail allowing rail weights of 286,000 lbs. and utilizes the CSX approved 6 axle railroads or ODOT approved ingress/egress for oversized trucks. In addition, the site is located within proximity to other manufacturing facilities and in a municipality with water, wastewater and all utilities onsite. HCRLC is located in Kenton, Ohio, which has six state and federal highways for easy access of inbound and outbound needs. Newly constructed 4-lane US Highway 30 is 15 minutes north and Interstate 75 is 20 minutes due west.

Site #2 - Buck Industrial Park is a build-ready 32 acre industrial park located within the Buck Township enterprise zone and just outside the City of Kenton.  This location is only 30 minutes to Honda of America in Marysville, Ohio and a perfect location for build-to-suit options for distribution or manufacturing. The industrial park hosts a variety of businesses ranging from steel building manufacturing, warehousing, casting foundry, to injection molding.

U.S. 30 Industrial Corridor

The villages of Ada, Dunkirk, and Forest are in close proximity to U.S. 30 by less than a mile, and in the northern part of Hardin County.   Ada is home to Grass Run Industrial Park, while the locations in Forest and in Dunkirk are Greenfield sites with strong highway access and utilities on site.

Site #1 – Grass Run Industrial Park is a 40 acre industrial park with 16 acres left for development.  The park is located within the Ada's enterprise zone with utilities to the site and excess capacities. The industrial park hosts a variety of businesses that include Wilson Sporting Goods – home of the NFL & collegiate manufactured footballs, as well as Associated Plastics, Harvest Pride Chips, and many other industries.

Site #2 – U.S. 30/Forest Industrial Site(s) include 3 industrial sites ranging from 40 acres, 75 acres to 200+ acres.   The build-ready site is the 75 acre Greenfield, with utilities onsite and less than half-a-mile from the U.S. 30 entrance ramp.  The site can handle semi-truck capacity, as the property is adjacent to State Route 37 in the northwest corner of Forest.  Nearby industries include Triumph Thermal Systems and Buckeye Machine Fabricators.

Site #3 – U.S. 30/Dunkirk Industrial Site is a potiential 50 acre Greenfield site adjacent to U.S. 68 just north of Dunkirk.