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As published in Toledo Business Journal - May 1, 2021


Rendering of Construction Equipment & Supply’s new facility

Rendering of Construction Equipment & Supply’s new facility


CES investing $3-5.5M in Sandusky Co.

Construction Equipment & Supply to construct 16,000 sf facility

Construction Equipment & Supply, LTD (CES) is planning to construct a 16,000 square foot showroom and warehouse in Sandusky Township, Fremont. CES is a Sandusky-based company that focuses on the rental of construction equipment and the sales of supplies often used on construction job projects. CES has over 600 pieces of rental equipment and a 4,000 square foot showroom full of name brand tools and supplies at its existing store in Sandusky.

“We are excited to open our second branch in Fremont later this year, which will allow us to continue to expand our business while also helping us better serve our existing customers” stated Jordan Wagner, CES vice president. “With it being our 25th year in business, we felt there was no better time to expand into another growing market. Our second location will position us to be a part of the growth.”

CES recently purchased land located on State Street between Pontiac and Walter Avenue and has hired Janotta & Herner to be the contractor for this project. The project also included demolishing three blighted houses on West State Street.


Left to right: Commissioner Russ Zimmerman; Construction Equipment & Supply vice president Jordan Wagner; Commissioner Charlie Schwochow; Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation executive director Beth Hannam; and Commissioner Scott Miller met on February 23 for approval of the Enterprise Zone Tax Agreement

(L to R:) Commissioner Russ Zimmerman; Construction Equipment & Supply vice president Jordan Wagner; Commissioner Charlie Schwochow; Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation executive director Beth Hannam; and Commissioner Scott Miller met on February 23 for approval of the Enterprise Zone Tax Agreement


“Sandusky Township is proud to have Construction Equipment & Supply coming to Sandusky Township to open their second branch” stated Sandusky Township Trustee Paul Lotycz. “We wish the company a long, productive relationship with our community.”

Wagner, along with Beth Hannam, executive director of the Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) met with the Sandusky County Commissioners on February 23 for approval of Construction Equipment & Supply, LTD’s Enterprise Zone agreement.

“It has been wonderful working with Jordan on this project. We are fortunate to have a company like Construction Equipment & Supply choose Sandusky County for their second location. Their investment and job creation is further indication of Sandusky County being a business-friendly community,” added Hannam.

The project calls for an initial investment of between $3 and $5.5 million dollars, which includes the acquisition costs of land, estimated building costs, appropriate site work, and the purchase of the necessary inventory, machinery, and newly-purchased construction equipment. The Sandusky County Commissioners approved Construction Equipment & Supply, LTD a 50% tax exemption for a period of five years on the assessed value of the new real property investment first used in its business in Sandusky Township, Sandusky County.

Sandusky County Commissioner Russ Zimmerman added “We are glad to have another business open in the county. We want to welcome them to the county and look forward to their continued growth”.

Construction began in March with hopes to have the State Street location open in fall to celebrate its 25th anniversary of business. CES anticipates a future need for further buildings including a mechanic shop and cold storage, but there is no timetable set for that addition.