Tom Kelsey, Broker with Lorimont Commercial Real Estate, announced that 27 acres of industrial property has been sold in the Rhodes Industrial Park in Scott City.  The property parcel is adjacent to the Pavestone manufacturing plant.  The tract, zoned for manufacturing and industrial use, will be accessed from the East Outer Road between Bloomfield Road Landscaping and Lawless Harley-Davidson.  The access road also serves the City of Scott City's water treatment plant.  Kelsey said the buyer will utilize a portion of the  property to recycle Pavestone's precast products into usable aggregate products for the construction industry.

The entire East Outer I-55 Road area, directly across the interstate from the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport has experienced a steady growth of business in recent years.  Lorimont Commercial Real Estate has handled most of the sales over the last 20 years for the Gene Rhodes family.  The City of Scott City has embraced the industrial development with expanded infrastructure suitable for attracting the new companies.  MoDOT also connected the existing outer road with the main part of Scott City a few years ago providing additional access to the indutrial area.  Along with Pavestone and Havco Wood Products, the area has a number of construction and equipment suppliers, a Harley-Davidson and John Deere dealership.  The region's UPS terminal and several distributors also are located within the development   Kelsey said Lorimont continues to market a variety of available sites to prospective buyers.