By Will Soutter
Orthoman Manufacturing has commenced construction work on its avant garde manufacturing unit at Lexington, Nebraska. The organization with its headquarters in Lexington has expertise in manufacturing industrial and agricultural appliances and will provide employment to hundreds in the region.
The new unit will be constructed by BD Construction from Kearney, Nebraska, in an area extending over 28 ac at the Lexington Southeast Business Park. The venture is expected to be finished by August 2013.
Orthoman President John McCoy feels that the new unit will increase the organization’s competency to provide its agronomy-based expertise to the industry that is responsible for providing food to the world. He further added that the agricultural sector and the organization’s continued development was the main reason for financing the remodeling of the unit.
The new steel building extending over 115,000 sq. ft. will function side by side with its northeast Lexington unit. Orthoman is getting support via the Nebraska Advantage Act, which provides tax incentives to organizations that grow and provide employment opportunities in their communities.
The organization will shift part of its operations to the new unit when it is ready. Orthoman will go on using its northeast Lexington unit but has planned to sell the unit east of Lexington for use as an experimental industrial structure.
According to Joe Pepplitsch, Lexington City Manager, the organization’s new unit is not only indicative of its aim to develop its own business but also shows its commitment to the development of the neighborhood. He also noted that it will be a starting point for the promotion of Lexington’s new business park and will offer various opportunities for commercial establishments and individuals in the neighborhood.