Shoe Sensation Expands to Accommodate Growth

Shoe Sensation celebrated the relocation of its warehousing operation to 800 Patrol Road in Jeffersonville, Ind., on Wednesday, January 27th with a ribbon cutting ceremony held by One Southern Indiana (1si). The event was attended by Mayor Mike Moore, the public, 1si Ambassadors and staff. Shoe Sensation is a chain of family shoe stores selling […]

Sports-nutrition company could invest $17 million, create hundreds of jobs in Bullitt County

SEE CORRECTION AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE A sports nutrition company that specializes in sports protein drinks and supplements is considering an expansion into Bullitt County that could create 350 jobs over a 15-year period. Cend International Ltd., based in England, produces nutrition products for bodybuilders and sports enthusiasts. It received preliminary approval for […]

Health care marketing company to open $20 million distribution center at River Ridge

A New Jersey-based health care solutions company is expanding its reach into the Midwest to keep up with growth and has chosen a site in Southern Indiana to base a distribution center. J. Knipper and Co. Inc., which was founded in 1986 and is based in Lakewood, N.J., has reached a deal with Louisville-based Crossdock […]

Bose Corp. deal is one reason industrial leasing activity is up

Bose Corp., the company well known for its sound systems, now has a home in the Louisville area. The Framingham, Mass.-based company that designs speakers, radios, sound systems and other electronic devices, has leased 196,000 square feet at 800 Patrol Road in River Ridge Commerce Center in Southern Indiana, according to a quarterly industrial real […]

Sumitomo breaks ground on expanded Lexington facility

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Inc. broke ground Monday on a new 440,000-square-foot facility in Lexington. The company, which supplies wire harnesses, components and electronics to the automotive industry, will almost double its Lexington footprint with the opening of the new facility on Remington Way, near Citation Boulevard. The project represents an $8.5 million investment by […]

Commercial Real Estate Awards: Vacant building leased to Standard Register, then sold

A previously vacant building constructed in 2009 in River Ridge Commerce Center recently was leased, then subsequently sold. The lease and sale of the building at 700 Patrol Road in Jeffersonville is a finalist in Business First’s 2014 Commercial Real Estate Awards program in the Best Industrial Lease or Sale category. Initially, about 335,000 square […]

Secret keeper: Crossdock’s Lee Wilburn has been working quietly on big Autoneum project

Lee Wilburn always says he’s in the development business, not the announcing business. Very quietly, very discretely, this Prospect-based industrial developer has been working on one of the biggest economic-development deals of 2014. Wilburn’s Crossdock Development is the firm behind the new 300,000-square-foot Autoneum automotive parts plant announced today at RiverRidge Commerce Center outside Jeffersonville. […]

Auto supplier bringing 220 jobs to River Ridge

A 300,000-square-foot automotive parts plant is headed for Southern Indiana’s River Ridge Commerce Center, bringing 220 jobs to the area. Autoneum, a Switzerland-based company that makes acoustic and thermal insulation for auto manufacturers, selected the industrial park in Jeffersonville for a plant. The plant will be located on 23 acres recently purchased by an affiliate […]

Catamaran set to open specialty pharmacy at River Ridge

Catamaran Corp., an Illinois-based pharmacy-benefit management company, is set to open its new operation at Jeffersonville’s River Ridge Commerce Center — a facility that will employ 205 people by 2015. On Friday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and executives from the company were on hand at the site, touting the state’s prowess in the life-sciences industry. […]

Developer helped River Ridge land 200-job Catamaran deal

An Illinois-based pharmacy-benefit management company is bringing an operation with more than 200 workers to Southern Indiana, in large part, because it was promised quick construction of its new facility. Developer Lee Wilburn, president of Louisville-based Crossdock Development Inc., told Catamaran Corp. that his firm could build out the exterior of a 107,500-square-foot building in […]