Big Industrial to Lease Now-Vacant Tire Facility

OKLAHOMA CITY—Big Industrial LLC (Prairie Village, Kan.) has purchased the now-vacant Bridgestone/Firestone industrial plant and will renovate the property and lease it to companies for warehouse, distribution or general manufacturing use.

“Renamed the Will Rogers Business Park, current zoning will accommodate all industrial users and offer a large amount of contiguous square feet that can be subdivided down to 25,000 square feet and finished to suit,” said the property developer. “With 24-foot ceilings, truck bays, loading docks, and on-site rail access to Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, the space likely will attract new or expanding industrial businesses.”

Companies that lease the property will have access to 310 acres as well as an on-site, co-generation, natural-gas-fired power plant owned by PowerSmith. Tenants may qualify for subsidized heating, cooling, process energy or steam, said Big Industrial.

The tire plant had shut down in December 2006.

“The Bridgestone/Firestone property has some very unique advantages, including being in the rapidly growing primary industrial corridor in Oklahoma City near the crossroads of I-35 and I-40,” said Daniel E. Smith, principal of Big Industrial. “We expect to attract businesses from, not only Oklahoma but across the country, with more than two million square feet of industrial space that can be finished for individual company requirements.”

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