The Geauga County Industrial real estate market is consists of approximately 9,100,000 square feet of industrial buildings. Currently there are approximately two hundred 200,000 square feet available for sale or lease or two percent of base building inventory in the county. One facility, Great Lakes Cheese in Newbury represents fifty percent (50%) of the available space and is a special use refrigerated plant. Over ninety percent of the buildings over 20,000 square feet are classified as manufacturing with little or no new speculative warehouse development planned.
The county’s largest private employer is the Kraftmaid Cabinet Company in Middlefield. Other important employers are the Great Lakes Cheese Company of Troy, Burton Rubber Products of Burton, Essef Corp of Chardon, Kenetico of Newbury and Duramax, Dillon Products, Carlisle Corp, Mercury Plastics and Sajar Plastics all of Middlefield.
At the present time there are limited industrial sites available in Geauga County with sufficient infrastructure (public sewer, water, electric capacity and natural gas service) and zoning for industrial development.