Ground broken for new Hampton Industrial Park building

With the push of a foot and the turn of a shovel, ground was broken for the Hampton Industrial Park’s new building on Monday morning.

     Thirteen local business leaders and government officals met on a plot of land between Buresh Buildings and DMB Supply in the industrial park for the ground breaking ceremony. Dirt work for the new building, named Spec 4, is planned to start next week, and officials are hoping construction wraps up sometime in the fall.

     “The goal is to move as quickly on it as possible,” said Karen Mitchell, director of the Franklin County Development Association (FCDA).

Read the full article in the May 7 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.


PHOTO:  Local offcials and business leaders participating in the Spec 4 ground breaking ceremony Monday included front row, left to right (with shovels): Bruce Harris, First Bank Hampton; Fran Buckel, Franklin REC; Rick Whalen, Franklin REC; Jim Vermeer, Corn Belt Power Cooperative; Karen Mitchell, FCDA; Kathy Alden, FCDA; Ron Dunt, City of Hampton; and Kevin Westaby, FCDA. Back row (without shovels): Steve Novy, Buresh Buildings; Brian Buresh, Buresh Buildings; Ryan Harvey, FCDA; Jerry Plagge, FCDA and Franklin County Board of Supervisors; and Brad Staley, FCDA. NICK PEDLEY/HAMPTON CHRONICLE