Ground was broken today for a new distribution center in Mercer county.
The ceremonial groundbreaking for Ferguson Enterprises 15 million dollar distribution center means around 70 new jobs.
The 350 thousand square foot facility will be located on Harris road near S.R. 29.
Ferguson Enterprises is a wholesale distributor of plumbing and building supplies.
Mark Smith with McKim & Creed an engineering firm out of Raleigh North Carolina, says they felt the site near Celina was the best fit.
Mercer county Director of Economic Development, Jared Ebbing says this is a great win for the region and Ohio.
Construction on the project is expected to continue throughout the year with the first shipments leaving the distribution center early next year.
A job fair is being planned to help fill openings at the facility.
That won't happen until the building is nearly finished.
Information on that job fair will be posted on www.hometownopportunity.com .