Delphos road to be extended, opens up industry lot

By Josh Ellerbrock -

DELPHOS — A roughly half-mile extension of Colleta’s Way in the Delphos Industrial Park will open up a 70-acre lot just east of Gressel Drive for potential development and provide a public road to the future Hydrofresh HPP plant.

Allen County Commissioners committed $233,410 to the $655,000 road project from the county’s revolving loan fund during their Thursday morning meeting. A grant from Ohio Department of Transportation will pay for roughly 50 percent of the road’s cost, and the City of Delphos will provide $100,000, according to Allen Economic Development Group New Business Director Cynthia Leis. The Community Improvement Corporation of Delphos has also committed $20,000 to the project.

Hydrofresh HPP, an affiliate of Keller Logistics Group, is using the vacant building that once housed Diversified Warehouse Solutions. The site had been abandoned for the last four years, but HydroFresh has invested $10 million to transform the building into a high pasteurization plant slated to begin production by the end of this month.

Hydrofresh’s 36,000-square foot facility at 1571 Gressel Drive is looking to hire 10 maintenance personnel during its first stage of production and is expected to grow to up to 56 employees within the next three years.

By Josh Ellerbrock

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