The City of Napoleon is a vibrant, active community with a strong sense of history mixed with an eye on moving forward into an exciting future. Agriculture and industry combine, and team up with, an incredibly strong small business community to provide opportunities for all. A population of just under 10,000 keeps activity bustling while maintaining a firm grasp on a high quality of life.
Napoleon was originally platted in 1834 and was named county seat for Henry County in 1835. The business spirit soared as the railroads and Miami and Erie Canal allowed entrepreneurs the access to markets throughout the Midwest. Home-grown businesses blossomed and other businesses moved in after seeing the benefits provided by the Canal, the railroads, and eventually, the highway system that saw Napoleon become centrally located. Napoleon features a public power system that even today allows consumers to reap the benefits of more affordable utilities. The Maumee River serves as a living reminder of the active nature of the town.
Napoleon is the home to the largest food processing plant in the United States – Napoleon’s Campbell Soup Supply Company Plant. Napoleon is the proud home to Campbell Kids of all ages! The City also is the home to industries such as: Tenneco Automotive, Silgan Can, Automatic Feed, , Gerken Paving, B&B Molded Plastics and more. The City’s centralized location has made it a hub for warehousing – boasting such companies as Cloverleaf Cold Storage, Interstate Cold Storage and MBM Food Service along with many others. Agriculture is a driving economical force in Napoleon – and all of Henry County. Ag producers, and the service providers needed to keep them thriving, abound in Napoleon and the surrounding area.
The City of Napoleon features an exciting business community and the people and resources that define “quality of life”.