City hints at new business expansion

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

As a church supply business has started constructing a new building in Lewisburg's business park, the city's Industrial Development Board is proceeding with steps toward park expansion and securing new employers.

Groundbreaking was April 23 for Autom Church Supply Co. of Phoenix, Ariz., which is moving a telephone call center from Arizona. The business also plans to bring a candle making business here. Dozens of new jobs are to be available at the company.

That's just the tip of the iceberg from Terry Wallace, the city's industrial development director, who reported last week that "Autom's progress is going well. They've been moving dirt and that's better than bringing rock to the building site."

John Chunn, president of Truette Construction, 551 East Commerce St., is the contractor for Autom's building project. The construction site is on the west side of Veterans Drive, the one road built into the business park on the north side of Mooresville Highway just west of town.

Meanwhile, Bob Bingham, chairman of the city's planning commission, reported to the Industrial Develop-ment Board on Thursday that, as property was being inspected for an expansion of the business park, "We found a blue line stream."

The phrase is from environmental regulations regarding waterways. "In most cases" such a geographic feature needs study and possibly an Aquatic Resources Alteration Permit, Bingham said.

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