Blog category: Certified Sites

Inform and Enrich Your Property Search

August 20, 2019 / Robb Watson

Our recent blog posts describe how our site and building database makes over 600 properties across 11 states available through one interface that can be easily searched based on the criteria that matters most for your site selection project. This database also features powerful advanced functionality to enrich your property search with preconfigured tools and…

Leverage Our Easy-To-Use Tools to Locate Your Next Industrial Project

August 7, 2019 / Cindy Hoover

Our site and building database is an excellent resource to search our development-ready AEP Quality Sites, as well as over 600 other industrial sites and buildings throughout our 11-state service territory. It has a straight-forward and intuitive functionality similar to most common online mapping applications, including user-friendly filtering and the ability to search by specific…

Search Hundreds of Available Properties in our Site and Building Database

July 16, 2019 / Scott Kuehn

In addition to our 50 Featured Sites, which have been certified, qualified or reviewed by best-in-class site selection and engineering experts, there are hundreds of additional properties across our 11-state service territory ready to meet your development needs. Our site and building database lists these 600+ properties in an easily searchable map and list format,…

AEP Showcases 50 Featured Sites across 11 States to Reduce Risk and Increase Speed to Market

June 18, 2018 / Mark James, CEcD

Since 2012, AEPED has partnered with many of our local communities to identify sites with strong potential throughout our 11-state service territory and invest in preparing them for development. The resulting 50 sites have been reviewed, qualified or certified by best-in-class site selection and engineering consultants, and provide due diligence, minimized risk and improved speed…

Three Sites in Arkansas Receive AEP Quality Sites Designation

May 21, 2018 / Eric Basinger

Three sites in southwest Arkansas have earned the Quality Sites designation for project readiness. AEP subsidiary Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) finalized the designation with local partners. The AEP Quality Sites program intends to make sites more competitive for projects considering a location within AEP-served communities. The AEP Quality Sites program ensures a site has…

Italian Company Chooses AEP-Owned River Rail Site for $360M Investment

April 9, 2018 / Janet Smith

Sofidel, an Italy-based paper tissue manufacturer, held a groundbreaking ceremony on March 16, 2018 for its integrated paper production plant in Inola, Oklahoma. The project, which will locate in the AEP-owned Inola River Rail Industrial Park, includes the construction of a 1.8-million square foot plant that will support 300 jobs. The company investing $360 million…

Ready for Business: AEP Expands Quality Sites Portfolio

September 22, 2017 / Mark James, CEcD

We have added 16 new industrial properties to our Quality Sites Program, which aims at identifying optimal project-ready sites for development across our eleven-state territory. The sites have undergone extensive evaluation to ensure they meet stringent readiness standards, which are intended to minimize overall site location risk, save time, and reduce site development costs. With…

Campbell Soup Selects AEP Certified Site in Findlay, Ohio

June 22, 2017 / admin@adept

Campbell Soup Supply Company will construct a new distribution center in Findlay, Ohio on one of AEP Ohio’s Certified Food & Beverage Sites—the Midwest I-75 Logistics Park. Campbell Soup has begun site preparation for their 741,000-square-foot distribution center. When the center opens in the summer of 2018, it will employ 160 people and ship Campbell…

AEP Quality Site in Virginia sold to ELDOR Corporation

May 2, 2016 / admin@adept

The first of AEP’s certified Quality Sites has been sold. Italian manufacturer and international group leader in the automotive business, ELDOR Corporation, is investing $75 million to build its first U.S. production plant in Botetourt County, Virginia. “Virginia is particularly business-oriented, with its pro-business laws, Port of Virginia access, logistics and infrastructure,” Pasquale Forte, ELDOR…