Photos by Sue WatsonSpec building #11, being built by Panattoni, is situated just east of Rockwool and across Gateway Global Drive near McCormick & Company. Justin Hall, executive director of the Marshall CountyIndustrial Development Authority, looks at the dirt work.
Nike has installed a number of solar collectors at the entrance to its warehouse in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park. The collectors, like sunflowers, follow the trajectory of the sun as it rises until sunset.
Industrial growth continues
Four large industrial sites are under development in Marshall County, according to Justin Hall, executive director of the Industrial Development Authority.
Three are spec buildings in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park and one is in the Town of Byhalia near ABB (formerly Thomas & Betts Corp.) on Stonewall Road.
The Springs Industrial Park near Holly Springs is also under development and seeking its first tenant.
Panattoni, an international real estate developer specializing in real estate and warehouses, is working on Spec building #11 due west of McCormick at Highway 302 and Gateway Global Drive. The 40-plus acre site is capable of expansion, according to Hall.
H&M Development is building two Spec buildings at Chickasaw Trail, one is 707,940 square feet of warehouse space and expandable to 1.2 million square feet, Hall said.
A second Panattoni site, across from Niagara and beside Rockfon, is under construction. The 300,000square-foot facility will be shared by Quadient, a storage locker company, and Rockfon.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is building a $39 million electricity switching station on the north side of Rockwool beside the Marshall County Workforce Training Center. The switching station will provide a grid for Chickasaw Industrial Park and Marshall County in general.
Currently there are 14 manufacturing/warehousing and distribution facilities in Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park. They are ASICS (shoes, sports apparel), DHL (Carrier air conditioning warehouse), Roxul and Rockfon (now Rockwool, insulation and ceiling tiles manufacturing), Niagara (water bottling), Post (cereal), Volvo (parts warehousing), McCormick (spices), Cooper Tire (warehousing), Corelle (manufacturing of kitchen storage containers), Hearthside Foods (Kellogg’s), Amazon, Nike and Design Group.