10-27-2018 — Bristol Transportation Center is expanding in the Bristol area. The company purchased the 9,282 SF two-building industrial complex at 18536 and 18582 US 20 to expand its existing semi repair business next door. The 1.62-acre property is situated on the southwest corner of US 20 and CR 15. The company plans to lease out the corner building in the near future. Bill Kuhns, SIOR, assisted in the sale.
10-4-2018 — Darin Hurn plans to sell classic cars from the former Granger location of Fred’s Transmission at 14887 & 14911 SR 23 in Granger. Hurn purchased the Granger property from Fred’s Shops and has just opened Classics on 23 on the site. The property consists of a 7,300 SF auto service center and a 1,260 SF office building on 1.44 acres. Both State Farm and Progressive Insurance currently lease suites in the office building. FM Stone’s Richard Hobson and Bill Kuhns, SIOR, were involved with the transaction.
9-27-2018 — The Ileri Group is expanding its business from Elk Grove Village, Illinois, to Elkhart. The company that designs and manufactures steering and control systems leased 9,440 SF of industrial space at 2917 Paul Drive in Elkhart. Bill Kuhns, SIOR, represented the landlord, KRZ LLC in the lease.
4-17-2018 -- Truma is expanding in Elkhart. The system supplier of heaters, air conditioning systems, hot water generators, maneuvering assistants and gas supply for the recreational vehicles industry purchased 5.04 acres at 13 Harman Drive in Elkhart. The 69-year-old company plans to build its permanent North American headquarters at this site along County Road 6, near County Road 17. The new headquarters is expected to be open in the fall of 2018 and will feature state-of-the-art offices, a warehouse and a customer service center for RV owners. Truma, which gets its name from former president Harry S. Truman, first came to Elkhart in 2013.
“Truma chose to build in Elkhart because we want to show our commitment to the local manufacturers and the RV industry,” said Gerhard Hundsberger, president and CEO of Truma North America. “RV manufacturers, dealers and RV owners love Truma products, which has resulted in tremendous growth for us. We are excited to expand to a larger location with more space so we can hire additional staff and continue to bring innovative products and services to the North American RV industry.”
3-27-2018 -- Bill Kuhns, SIOR, assisted DH Machine in purchasing 1.37 acres of land on North Tomahawk Trail in Nappanee. The land was previously owned by Amish Acres LLC. DH Machine, which is located directly north of the land parcel that was sold, is a steel and aluminum fabrication business that also does powder coating. The company intends to use the land for extra storage for its business and future business expansion.