Officials from the City of Hobart joined executives from Becknell Industrial to officially break ground on a 159,813 square foot distribution/manufacturing speculative building of precast concrete construction at NorthWind Crossings. This is the first of its kind for Northwest Indiana in 2015 with delivery of the building slated for first quarter of 2016.
The new structure will be located immediately adjacent to the full interchange of Interstate 65 and 61st Avenue in Hobart, Indiana, in Becknell’s master-planned Class A business park in Lake County, Indiana. It will feature 28 foot clear heights with 14 truck level loading positions, expandable to 26 as well as storage positions for up to 36 trailers. In addition, the building will offer 41′ x 41′ column spacing with expanded 55′ loading bays.
“The strength of Indiana’s economy continues to garner national attention thanks to the ongoing commitment from companies like Becknell Industrial,” Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce, said. “Today’s groundbreaking marks the company’s ninth building at the 200-acre park, which serves as a tremendous resource as we work to attract new business to Hobart, Lake County and the Hoosier State. We are proud to have created a low-cost, low-tax business climate that creates fiscal predictability and allows companies like Becknell to expand and create opportunity for future economic development.”
Brian Snedecor, Mayor of the City of Hobart, said Hobart’s reputation continues to draw development and businesses. He said that with their focus on fostering a friendly business climate, Hobart is a community that companies can rely on to help provide the highest return on their investment and offer the best opportunity for economic growth.