March 13, 2019

Land Sale Will Support Development of New Electrical Product Facility in Austin


A $5.4 million factory and warehouse facility will be developed in Austin through a City-owned land sale approved today by City Council.

The vacant, 3.4-acre site at 825 S. Kilpatrick Ave. will be sold to The Will Group for the construction of a 60,000-square-foot industrial building with 32-foot ceilings, six loading docks, office space, parking, and landscaping. Appraised at $440,000, the property will be sold for $332,500. The funds will be placed in escrow to cover anticipated environmental remediation costs.

The project is expected to support retain and create 48 permanent jobs in addition to 60 construction jobs.

The Will Group is an African-American-owned electrical equipment manufacturer and service provider that will relocate from two smaller facilities it currently leases. The company operates multiple subsidiary firms including Electrical Resource Management, Lyons View Manufacturing and Supply, TWIG Technologies, and Lighting Solutions of Illinois Inc.




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