VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – The Knox County Development Corporation announced Friday MacAllister Rentals would open a new facility at the Vincennes Industrial Park. The deal, which was more than a year in the making, would allow MacAllister to purchase more than 12 acres of undeveloped property from the Knox County Development Corporation.
“They’re looking to spend about $1.5 Million on their facility and probably have another $10 to $15 Million dollars in inventory,” said newly appointed Knox County Development Corporation Executive Director, Kent Utt.
Utt explained MacAllister’s existing Bicknell operation will remain in service; the facility set to open in the industrial park would be a company expansion. MacAllister’s newly acquired property, which sits adjacent to Vincennes Township Fire’s Station 10 on Keller Road, is set to break ground within the next couple months.
“Again, it’s more jobs, more inventory on the tax roles and just another good corporate citizen, they’re like I said, they’re an Indiana based company,” said Utt.
MacAllister has plans to build a 20,000 square foot facility, which according to KCDC, will be used for commercial operations. MacAllister provides commercial and retail services at its Bicknell location. Utt stated MacAllister was a critical element in the building of the Duke Energy Coal Gasification Plant in Edwardsport.
“I think they’re going to take the line of business more for the agricultural type and use this more for the commercial type,” he said “There’s just so much passion for Knox County and everyone on the board has the same goal, it’s just to make Knox County a better place to live.”