Lorimont Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the sale of 12 acres directly east of the Rhodes Travel Center along Nash Road. The site is going to be used for a new plant that will purchase and process rice. Tom Kelsey, who handled the sale of the property said he expects the buyer, Inland Cape Rice Company, to make an official announcement on the specific scope of the agricultural plant construction project along with the projected jobs creation and other details in the very near future.

This new industry is located within the Gene Rhodes Industrial Park in Scott City. The sellers of the industrial land were Rhodes Real Estate Partners, who have developed the industrial park over a period of 30-plus years. The new project will be within the city limits of Scott City, who will provide utilities, fire and police protection.

The site is very near Interstate 55, the regional airport, two railroads and the SEMO Port Authority, which were all factors in the ultimate selection of the site. The Lorimont broker says his brokerage company has similar commercial and industrial sites in the industrial park available for purchase.