Open House and Ribbon Cutting for New 50,000 Square Foot Shell Building in Eastern Lincoln County Held June 25th, 2015
Denver, NC- Lincoln County Officials, community leaders, and the Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) gathered Thursday to celebrate the completion of the new shell building in Airlie Business Park. The building is the first facility in Phase II of Airlie, which encompasses 57 acres. The facility is located just 10 miles from I-485 and I-77 and only 20 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
The 50,000 square foot facility was built and developed by Denver Construction Company, in partnership with Lincoln County. The insulated precast concrete facility is visible from NC Highway 16, a divided four-lane interstate quality highway. The facility can be expanded to 100,000sf on site with opportunity to add adjoining acreage for additional growth. Advanced Manufacturing education and training initiatives driven by LEDA, Lincoln County Schools and Gaston College will provide a sustainable, well-educated and operator-ready workforce.
Bo King, Chairman, LEDA Board of Directors, said:“Lincoln County is having another exciting day in the Airlie Park neighborhood. We are now better positioned to attract an additional key industrial client to provide additional jobs and increase the tax base. The product is ready, so hopefully an announcement will be coming soon.”
Mr. Carrol Mitchem, Chairman, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, stated:“Lincoln County is proud to continue our strong support in the growth of jobs and investment for our citizens. This new building represents a wonderful opportunity for Lincoln County to have partnered with a local company in growing the County, as well as helping bring new investment in to Airlie Business Park. We are confident this investment, along with the marketing efforts of the Lincoln Economic Development Association, will result in a winning combination for those we serve.”
Kenneth Tucker, President of Denver Construction, added:“I want to thank everyone that helped Denver Construction make this great project come together: Lincoln County, our contractors, LEDA, Peoples Bank, and the Clark Family. This has been a joy, and we look forward to continuing to assist in growing Lincoln County”
Lincoln Economic Development Association is a private, 501c(3) non-profit corporation charged
with facilitating industrial and office development in Lincolnton and Lincoln County. LEDA’s mission is to foster an economic environment that promotes an enhancement of the standard of living by creating more and better jobs for the citizens of Lincolnton and Lincoln County and an increased and diversified tax base to provide needed community services. The organization’s goals include retention and expansion of existing business; attraction of
diversified base industries, improvement of the overall business climate within Lincolnton and Lincoln County and the growth of stage two entrepreneurial companies. LEDA is a supporting member of the Charlotte Regional Partnership.