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Industrial spec building breaks ground in Jeffersonville

(photo courtesy of the River Ridge Commerce Center)

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Missouri-based VanTrust Real Estate has begun construction on Gateway 700, a new industrial building at the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville. The developer says the 702,800-square-foot spec building is expected to bring additional jobs and economic activity to the region.

VanTrust says the building will include 72 dock-high doors, two drive-in doors and a minimum clear height of 40 feet throughout the warehouse. Construction is expected to wrap up by the end of the year.

“VanTrust’s decision to expand its footprint here reinforces the regional and national reputation River Ridge has developed as a preferred site for manufacturing and logistics operations. Pairing VanTrust’s exceptional experience and quality products with River Ridge’s superb location and advantages will make this one of the most sought-after industrial spaces in the nation,” said Jerry Acy, executive director of the River Ridge Development Authority.

Gateway 700 is the second VanTrust development at the River Ridge Commerce Center. Its 592,800-square-foot distribution facility was completed in 2018.

“Building on the success of our first venture at River Ridge, we are thrilled to be expanding our footprint with a second industrial warehouse,” said Tyler Ford, manager of development at VanTrust. “As a rapidly growing area, the Louisville market is an ideal location for a modern and sophisticated building that will attract new business to the region and contribute to its further economic growth.”

River Ridge is home to more than 60 businesses employing more than 10,000 workers.

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