Argos Manufacturing Center Taking Shape

The construction of the Argos Manufacturing Center is coming along.

Marshall County Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Jerry Chavez said the project on Dewey Street in Argos remains on schedule.

“When you go down there you’ll see that all of the west wall, the pre-cast insulated panels, have been set which means they’re on the foundations,” explained Chavez. “They’re being secured by big poles so the wind doesn’t take them down on us. About 50 percent of the north wall is set as well. We anticipate structural steel to be here on site in about two to three weeks. The project is still on target to be substantially complete by the first part of May.”

The building will be the first on a new 80-acre industrial park on Dewey Street in Argos.  The 50,000 square foot structure is expected to spur capital by meeting the needs of the manufacturing industry. The building can be expanded to 300,000 square feet. The total cost was $2.77 million with $400,000 in Regional Cities funding. A loan from Lake City Bank helped the Town of Argos with this endeavor. A rail spur will be added to the area to assist with transportation of product in future plans.