A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Sept. 24 to celebrate the start of construction for the first building at Freedom Industrial Park in Madera.
The city of Madera and Span Construction and Engineering are partners in the 100-acre project at Pine Street and Pecan Avenue. At full build out, the park is expected to add about 1 million square feet of space to the county increasing the industrial real estate inventory by 14 percent.
The park’s first building – a 65,000-square-foot facility – will be built by Span for Deerpoint Group Inc., the Madera County Economic Development Commission announced on Friday. The Fresno company specializes in agricultural water treatment. It will move its operation and 70 employees to Madera.
A second 41,000 square-foot is planned to begin construction soon. Half the building is already leased, said Bobby Kahn, the EDC’s executive director.
The groundbreaking begins at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.