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Costco to hire 200 at north store

In coming weeks, a Costco outlet is expected to begin to take shape at the northwest corner of Lima and Progress roads.

Costco Wholesale Corp., of Issaquah, Wash., closed on a land purchase from Menards a week ago. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The Allen County Assessor’s Office listed the Menards property at $2.2 million.

Preliminary site work has been going on for weeks at the property, where a $25 million to $30 million 150,000-square-foot store will be built.

The retailer will create 200 jobs, half of them full-time, company officials said.

The Costco store will reside on the former grounds of Seyfert Foods Inc. Costco, a membership warehouse club, will carry various foods and merchandise, much of it in bulk sizes.

Three WellPoint directors resign

Three of WellPoint Inc.’s 11 board members have stepped down, citing personal reasons for their decision to depart about six weeks after a new chief executive officer took over at the second-largest U.S. health insurer.

Lenox Baker, Sheila Burke and Susan Bayh resigned from the board effective immediately, Indianapolis-based WellPoint said in a regulatory filing. “Each of the directors resigned for personal reasons and there were no disagreements or disputes between the company and any of the named directors which led to their resignation,” WellPoint said.

WellPoint ousted Angela Braly as chief executive officer last August amid shareholder complaints about declining enrollment and the insurer’s disappointing stock performance. Joseph R. Swedish, a former hospital administrator, was hired to replace her and began March 25. The insurer last month reported first-quarter earnings that topped analysts’ estimates and Tuesday affirmed its annual profit forecast of at least $7.75 a share including investment losses of 5 cents a share.

Dollar General hosting job fairs

Dollar General will host a career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its 9149 Lima Road location.

The Goodlettsville, Tenn., discounter says it is seeking to hire 10,000 new employees in May. The company has more than 300 locations in Indiana, including at least 44 in northeast Indiana.

The job fair is one of about 170 nationwide that the company is hosting. Candidates are encouraged to bring résumés and visit Dollar General’s website for specific openings.

The company lists $16 billion in sales in 2012 on its website.

Honda to produce Acura NSX in Ohio

Honda’s new version of its Acura NSX sports car will be produced at a new plant inside one of the automaker’s former facilities in central Ohio, the automaker said Tuesday.

The new $70 million plant, called the Performance Manufacturing Center, will be inside the former North American Logistics facility and adjacent to Honda’s existing factory in Marysville. The new factory is expected to employ about 100 skilled workers drawn from existing Ohio operations, with mass production expected to begin in 2015.

Gov. John Kasich and local officials were in Marysville for the formal announcement.

Honda’s third auto plant in Ohio will be only a few miles from the Honda R&D Americas Inc. Ohio Center, which it said is engineering the Acura NSX for production.

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