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Located at the intersection of Interstate 75 and US 33, Wapakoneta is well positioned to take full advantage of Ohio's transportation advantages. Midway between Chicago, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, Wapakoneta is within a days drive of 63% of U.S. manufacturing facilities and 80% of U.S. corporate headquarters. Sixty percent of the U.S. population and 50% of the Canadian population lives within 600 miles of Wapakoneta. This easy access to profitable markets will lower your cost of doing business.
Interstate 75 runs north-south through the eastern portion of Wapakoneta. There are three I-75 interchanges within the City. Wapakoneta's 700-acre West Central Ohio Industrial Center literally occupies the southwest quadrant of the I-75 and US 33 interchange. Interstate 75 is one of North America's primary north-south highways. An estimated 21 million people pass through Wapakoneta each year. Wapakoneta is also positioned less than 60 minutes from I-70 near Dayton, I-80 near Toledo, and US 30 near Findlay. US 33 runs east-west, linking Wapakoneta with Columbus and southeastern Ohio/West Virginia. This highway access provides major benefits for your company for commerce with easy travel possible from any market in or outside of Ohio.
Ohio Department of Transportation Traffic Survey Report
Average 24-Hour Traffic Volume
Wapakoneta - Interstate 75 at US 33
Passenger & A Commercial Vehicles - 24,640 vehicles
B & C Commercial Vehicles - 16,190 vehicles
TOTAL VEHICLES - 40,830 vehicles
Local Traffic Count Data
Bellefontaine Street east of Apollo Drive
East Bound - 7,526 West Bound - 7,144
Bellefontaine Street at Walmart Drive
East Bound - 7,695 West Bound - 6,898
Bellfontaine Street at Wagner Street
East Bound - 7,526 West Bound - 7,144
Blackhoof Street (Historic Downtown Area)
North Bound - 5,858 South Bound - 5,450
SR 198 (Defiance Street)
North Bound - 1,346 South Bound - 4,259
SR 67 (Willipie Street)
North Bound - 3,114 South Bound - 3,827
SR 501 (Lincoln Avenue)
North Bound - 2,591 South Bound - 3,022
CSX Transportation, Inc.
Wapakoneta's 700-acre West Central Ohio Industrial Center is adjacent to the CSX mainline rail. The new 470-acre Ohio Job Ready Site at Wapakoneta has direct rail access. Ohio has the fourth-highest rail freight traffic in the country. Thirty-six freight railroads, with 5,800 miles of track, cover the state. Wapakoneta is served by CSX Transportation's mainline rail in western Ohio. CSX operates the largest railroad in the eastern U.S. with a 21,000-mile rail network linking commercial markets in 23 states and two Canadian provinces. CSX Corporation provides rail, intermodal, and rail-to-truck transload services that are among the nation's leading transportation companies, connecting more than 70 river, ocean, and lake ports, as well as more than 200 short line railroads.
CSX Intermodal operates 47 intermodal terminals throughout its rail system serving your company from origin to destination with its own truck and terminal operations plus a dedicated container fleet. Connecting more than 75% of the U.S. population, CSX Intermodal offers access to most major U.S. markets and ports. Wapakoneta is served by intermodal terminals near Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan and the new Northwest Intermodal Terminal in North Baltimore, OH. The 500 acre site in North Baltimore is hailed for its use of cutting-edge technology and green designs, including ultra-efficient electric cranes that lower emissions, optical scanners that reduce truck idle times, and automated car tracking technologies and remote switches that increase opera-tional efficiency. CSX has invested $175 million in the facility that employees more than 200, will service 800 trains per week, and handle an estimated 2 million containers annually.
AIP Logistics - West Central Ohio Rail Campus
AIP Logistics is an asset based, third party logistics provider serving Ohio and the Midwest with public warehousing, contract warehousing, dedicated transportation, railroad logistics, and inventory management services.
Located in Wapakoneta near the intersection of Interstate 75 and US 33 and with direct CSX rail access, AIP provides reliable and cost effective logistics and distribution services to companies throughout the Midwest.
AIP offers 450,000 square feet of modern warehouse space, multiple types of material handling equipment, and a sophisticated warehouse management system. AIP is ready to help your business save time and money. It's another important asset in locating your company in Wapakoneta.
Dayton International Airport
60 miles south of Wapakoneta on Interstate 75
Air Carriers: AirTran Airways, American/American Eagle, Comair, Continental/Continental Express, Delta, Frontier, Northwest/Northwest Airlink, Midwest Connect, United/United Express, US Airways/US Airways Express
The Dayton International Airport is within 90 minutes by air to 55% of the U.S. population. This is ideal for cargo distribution.
Non-Stop Destinations: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington DC
Port Columbus International Airport
90 miles east of Wapakoneta via US 33
Air Carriers: Air Canada Regional, American/American Eagle, Continental/Continental Express, Delta/Delta Connection, JetBlue Airways, Midwest Connect, Northwest/Northwest Airlink, 2525, Skybus Airlines, Southwest, United/United Express, US Airways/US Airways Express, USA 3000
Non-Stop Destinations: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Cancun, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Hartford, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portsmouth, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Springfield,
St. Augustine, St. Louis, St. Petersburg, Toronto, Washington DC
Toledo Express Airport
60 miles north of Wapakoneta on Interstate 75
Air Carriers: Allegant Air, American Eagle, Continental Connection, Delta Connection, NWA Airlink
Toledo Express provides regional business travelers with a variety of flight options and is also one of Ohio's three air cargo hubs.
Neil Armstrong General Aviation Airport
7 miles west of Wapakoneta on SR 219
Auglaize County's Neil Armstrong Airport is one of Ohio's best county general aviation airports. Named for Neil Armstrong, our native son and first person to walk on the moon, the airport handles a high volume of air freight and corporate travelers. It has a 5,000-foot long by 100-foot wide runway with precision instrument landing systems. It is capable of accommodating any size corporate aircraft. A number of our local industrial companies maintain hangers for their corporate jets adjacent to the runway. This provides convenient access for domestic and international flights from the Armstrong Airport. The airport averages 30 flights daily and more than 350 tons of airfreight annually.
Air Cargo Hubs
Three air cargo hubs are also a critical component of Ohio's air transport network. Located at Rickenbacker (Columbus), Toledo Express, and Wilmington, Ohio, these intermodal transport opportunities provide seamless air-to-rail, air-to-highway, and air-to-water connectivity. Wapakoneta is located within 60-90 minutes of all three Ohio air cargo hubs.
Ohio's Water Ports
Nine ports on Lake Erie and 16 terminals along the Ohio River rank Ohio the fourth-largest maritime state by tonnage moved. Because Ohio Port Authorities frequently offer both water and air transport, Ohio's maritime system proves a critical advantage in product transport. Wapakoneta is located about midway between the Port of Toledo on Lake Erie and numerous terminals on the Ohio River near Cincinnati. Interstate 75 provides a direct link between both maritime options.
Port of Toledo
60 miles north of Wapakoneta on Interstate 75
The Port of Toledo, located at the confluence of the Maumee River and Lake Erie, links producers and consumer to domestic and international markets. With nearly seven miles of seaway draft waterfront and integrated access to rail, trucking, and air transport, the Port of Toledo is one of the busiest and most diverse transportation centers on the Great Lakes.
The Port of Toledo's Overseas Cargo Center provides 150 acres of ample warehouse and open storage along nearly one mile of straight-line wharf. It is served by gantry cranes along the entire wharf. Ships from throughout the world discharge and load the most diverse cargos of all the Great Lakes ports.