Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Local News

December 10, 2013

Boos expansion receives unanimous approval

Effingham Plan Commission approved Tuesday a site plan for a 42,000-square-foot addition to the John Boos Company building on U.S. 45.

The addition will house the manufacturing of stainless steel food preparation tables, according to John Boos Company President Joe Emmerich.

Commissioners unanimously recommended the plan be approved pending drainage and approval by the Illinois Department of Transportation and Effingham City's Engineering Office. Also, a final signature must be given by the owner of the company for the work.

City Engineer Jeremy Heuerman said “once they have the legals out of the way, they want to get going.” He added that could be this winter.

John Boos Company has been in their new building for approximately three years, said Effingham Building Official Bruce Devall. The company has been in business in Effingham since 1887.

In other action, the commissioners voted to have a potential buyer for property at 2306 Hoffman Drive to refile an intention to purchase. Because the individual did not show up at Tuesday's meeting, the person must refile a petition to purchase property located just east of Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield. It was the purchaser's intention to acquire the property to build a mini-storage facility.

More information will be available in print this week.

Tony Huffman can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 138, or at tony.huffman@effinghamdailynews.com.

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