OTTAWA — Another homegrown Putnam County business is expanding and plans to construct a $500,000 building at Highland Industrial Park in Ottawa.
Industrial Millwright Services, owned by Duane and Lisa Greear, will be moving from its location northwest of Ottawa on Road 14. The business started out of a pole barn at the couple’s home 10 years ago, Lisa Greear said, and has outgrown its site.
She said they hope to start construction in April on the 125-foot by 80-foot building.
“It will depend if on when we get all the permits in place," Greear said. She said completion of the 10,000 square foot building is expected by early fall. The new building will have doors at each end, allowing semi-trucks to load and unload steel.
The new building will contain a 10-ton crane to move equipment and supplies. It also will provide space to allow Industrial Millwright Services to weld steel assemblies and store gear. The company currently rents storage space.
“Once this new building is complete, we can move that equipment to the new location,” Greear said.
Industrial Millwright Services fabricates, installs, moves, aligns and maintains equipment for manufacturers, Lisa Greear said, and employs more than 15 people.
“It depends on the amount of work we have,” she explained. She said the company will add six employees once in the new building.
The Ottawa Planning Commission gave preliminary approval Friday for the new building. It was on Monday’s agenda for final approval. The Greears are seeking an enterprise zone agreement for the new facility.
Industrial Millwright Services' clientele includes companies in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.