Situated on the Grounds of Prominent American Manufacturers
The property is the former site of Cone Blanchard, a prominent machine tool manufacturer that built large grinding machines and multi spindle lathes. In the late 1990’s the facility was bought by a billionaire and underwent a significant capital improvement plan which added much value to the property and its buildings. At its peak the facility employed close to a thousand people per shift supporting the war effort. Trains ran through the building and through their efforts the company shipped machines, essential to the war effort, on a daily basis. The company enjoyed great success throughout its storied history until its purchase by a Chicago manufacturer which resulted in its move to Illinois. The property and buildings were purchased by the current owners in 2006 with the vision of developing a technology incubator, with ample office space; manufacturing and warehouse space all within the facility.