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Channahon board approves two projects

Plant expansion, truck facility will bring jobs

CHANNAHON – Two projects will mean more jobs in Channahon.

The Channahon Village Board on Monday approved site plans for an expansion of Utility Concrete Products and the construction of a new truck repair facility.

Fifty new workers could be hired for the expansion site plan that was approved for Utility Concrete Products, LLC, at 2495 Bungalow Road. The business opened at the site in 2004 and produces precast concrete products for the communication, electrical and transportation industries.

The Village Board unanimously approved a 50,000- square-foot concrete plant and outside storage on the west end of the site. An earthen berm will be installed along the north and west for screening. There are county residences to the west. No sprinklers will be required in the new building, as it will be classified noncombustible and fire-resistive.

A full engineering report must be submitted and approved by village staff before construction may begin.

The site plan for B&W Truck Repair Inc. on S. Riverside Drive at NW. Frontage Road also was unanimously approved. The owner, Robert Bromberek, plans to build a 12,087-square-foot facility on the 2.46-acre site to house the full-service commercial truck and heavy equipment repair facility.

About 11,000 square feet of the new facility will be the repair shop, constructed as a pre-engineered metal crane building and the rest will be office space, constructed of load-bearing masonry walls.

The owner told village staff that five to 10 employees will work at the new facility.

The land is already zoned Industrial-1, which is the classification that would be needed for the new business.

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