First Turn Trucking and Trinity Salvage, in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and Adams County Economic & Community Development, Tuesday announced an investment of $210,000 to add a new warehouse and transloading yard in West Union, creating five new jobs.

First Turn Trucking is an over-the-road trucking company that specializes in flatbed loads and serves industrial and commercial customers in Ohio and the surrounding states. This investment would allow the company to expand its capacity and better serve area businesses.

“First Turn Trucking appreciates the support from JobsOhio, OhioSE, and Adams County in growing in the community,” said Blake Skaggs, owner of First Turn Trucking. “Assistance from this project will help our team invest in Adams County, add jobs and better serve our customers.”

JobsOhio supported the project with a $25,000 JobsOhio Inclusion Grant, and OhioSE assisted the company with the grant process. The JobsOhio Inclusion Grant exists to provide financial support for eligible projects in designated distressed communities and/or for businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state.

“We love to see our local businesses grow their capacity and impact,” said Mike Jacoby, OhioSE President. “We are grateful to JobsOhio for their investment in First Turn Trucking and Trinity Salvage and the southeast Ohio region, setting them up for long-term success in Adams County.”
“It is always wonderful to support a local business like First Turn Trucking and Trinity Salvage,” said Holly Johnson, Director of Adams County Economic & Community Development. Trucking and logistics companies are growing today by infusing growth capital to meet their goals for recruiting, retention, operations and expansion. If you want to help boost your local economy or sustain a great one, you must invest locally.”

First Turn Trucking is a for-hire over-the-road transportation company specializing in flatbed semi-truck loads. The company’s logistical scope specializes in the transportation of steel and raw construction materials to the Southeast United States along with lumber and building products back to the Ohio Valley region. First Turn Trucking can handle any size load and strives to help keep supply chains moving.

Adams County CIC is a public-private partnership governed by a local, volunteer board of trustees and an executive director. It was established under Chapter 1724 of the Ohio Revised Code for the purpose of advancing, encouraging, and promoting the industrial, economic, commercial and civic development of Adams County.

Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) is the JobsOhio Network Partner for southern, eastern and southeastern Ohio, providing economic development work and resources in 25 rural counties; they are the newest and geographically the largest of the six regions across the state. OhioSE partners closely with regional development districts, local economic development offices, state agencies and other entities to expand, retain and attract businesses in the counties they serve. Learn more at

JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio though Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at Follow JobsOhio on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.