"SHOVEL READY": Developer begins work in industrial park

COLUMBIA CITY — Developer Whitley RC Investments, LLC announced the construction of a 75,000-square foot, expandable shell building at “shovel ready” certified Rail Connect Business Park in Whitley County.“Based on our analysis, this is both the right time and the right location to develop a shell building,” said Whitley RC Investments partner Simon Dragan. “Our team greatly appreciates the welcome we have received in Whitley County and looks forward to seeing this project become successful.”Whitley RC Investments, LLC involves a partnership between Whitley County business owner Simon Dragan and Harbor Investments, LLC.The shell building will include 70,000 square foot of manufacturing space and 5,000 square foot of office space on a 14.77 acre lot in Rail Connect Business Park. The building will be expandable to 190,000 square foot and will feature 30 foot eaves. RE Crosby Inc. has been selected as the general contractor for the project. CBRE Sturges will represent the facility. Site work for the project is now underway and the shell building will be available for lease or sale during the fourth quarter of 2013.To read the rest of this story, see the Aug. 7 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.