11-6-2018 — FlexPAC is doubling its size in Elkhart. The company, which has five Midwest locations, is moving its Elkhart warehouse from 20,000 SF on Middlebury Street to 48,000 SF at 2910 Industrial Parkway this fall. FlexPAC creates turnkey solutions in the areas of packaging products, package design, facility equipment and products, safety equipment, and training.
12-4-2015 -- Pete Letherman, SIOR, CCIM, assisted Bennington Marine in leasing 45,062 SF of industrial space at 3501 Reedy Drive in Elkhart. Since 1997 Bennington Marine has been manufacturing pontoon boats in Elkhart.
11-10-2015 -- KWH Properties LLC is the new owner of the 78,084 SF industrial building at 2135 Industrial Parkway in Elkhart. Brent Miller, SIOR, represented KWH Properties in the sale. The site is expected to be the new home of Walter Piano Transport, a national piano moving company based in Elkhart. Owners Kevin and Hope Walter started out in Kevin’s family business of manufacturing pianos. Kevin worked at Walter Piano Company in Elkhart for over 35 years. In 1984 Kevin and Hope started their own trucking company to safely transport pianos. Over the years they have expanded to professional relocation, shipping and storage of any brand of piano, organ or musical instrument. The new facility expands their storage, as well as piano restoration space, by more than 30,000 SF from their previous location on Decio Drive. The new building will also be home to Piano Market Plus, a retail store with a showroom featuring Yamaha pianos as well as other brands. In addition, the new building will offer additional room for teaching studios for music lessons. The seller of the building was Lux Property Corporation and was represented by Pete Letherman, SIOR, CCIM.
11-2-2015 -- Manufacturing Technology Inc. (MTI) is growing in South Bend. Pete Letherman, SIOR, CCIM, assisted MTI in the purchase of the former Mohawk Flush Doors building at 402 N. Sheridan in South Bend. MTI plans to move its manufacturing services business from its existing buildings on West Washington Street and Sample Street to the newly purchased 117,700 SF industrial building on Sheridan. The company plans to keep its machine assembly business in the 65,000 SF building it has on Washington Street. The expansion is expected to create 14 full-time jobs. Founded in 1926, MTI has established itself as a leader in friction welding, including rotary friction and linear friction welding technologies for a variety of industries.
10-29-2015 -- Brent Miller, SIOR, assisted JD Cowan Properties LLC with the purchase of the industrial building at 2431 E. Kercher Road in Goshen. This 38,120 SF building is going to be the new home of Bearcat Corp., an aluminum fabrication company that has been in business in Goshen since 1971. The company plans to move in to its new building by the end of year. Bearcat manufactures a variety of products for many industries including RV and marine.