You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to 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.


  • 3 current major issues impact small business
    NEW YORK – Small- business owners have their fair share of issues they need to stay on top of. These days they can add three more to the list. Gas prices are plunging.
  • A switch: Ikea embraces online
    NEW YORK – Ikea, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is going where its shopper are: online.
  • Child labor on tobacco farms fought
    WASHINGTON – Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.

Woodburn storage facility promises to create 75 jobs

Officials on Friday gathered to kick off the construction of a $12.1 million Woodburn storage facility that promises to create 75 jobs in coming years.

North American Cold Storage will build a 96,000-square-foot public refrigerated warehouse at 23202 Roemer Drive. The company expects to invest $28.1 million in equipment and related upgrades over the the next several years.

“We are very pleased with the attention we’ve received from the state of Indiana and the City of Woodburn during our buying process,” Scott Parker, partner of North American Cold Storage, said in a statement. “With the new Highway 24, it’s not only the perfect location for exposure but it also allows us the possibilities to expand even more.”

North American's new facility will be equipped with a state‐of‐the‐art warehouse management system, radio‐frequency barcode scanning, electronic data interchange, energy management, including variable frequency drives, and high bay LED lighting.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s print edition of The Journal Gazette or return to after 3 a.m. Saturday.