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 90 days.

That would allow Catamaran to meet its deadline of opening its facility at Jeffersonville’s River Ridge Commerce Center by the end of the year.
Work on the project is under way on a 14-acre tract along Patrol Road, according to Wilburn.

The general contractor is Floyds Knobs-based AML Inc. Jeffersonville’s Kovert Hawkins Architects Inc. is handling the design work.

“It looks like an Eastpoint(Business Center) offive building,” Wilburn said of the planned facility. “It doesn’t look like an industrial building.”

Catamaran will own the building, which will include a pharmacy, call center, offices and warehouse space, through an affiliate.

The company plans to hire 104 full-time workers next year and a total of 205 by 2015.

The jobs will include pharmacists, technicians and call-center personnel. They will support Briova RX which Catamaran calls a specialty brand for patients with complex, chronic conditions.

ORIGINALLY FROM: Business First Aug.9,2013