Local and state officials gathered with Hollingsworth Companies leaders this week to break ground on a 404,738-square-foot spec building in Southpoint Business Park.
Billed as “the largest spec building ever built in the North Alabama market,” the new facility features 40-foot clear height, 60×60-foot column spacing and more than 50 dock doors.
It’s the 11th new facility Hollingsworth has added at Southpoint, bringing its total industry-ready space to 1.9 million square feet.
“Today’s groundbreaking gives us another tool to help us in our continuing efforts to diversify our economy and to make sure that anyone in Huntsville who wants a job can get a job,” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle.
“The groundbreaking of the largest speculative industrial building in North Alabama, despite being in the middle of a pandemic, is positive news for our county,” said Limestone County Commission Chairman Collin Daly. “We look forward to this new location assisting with the demand for industrial facilities needed for the continued growth in our county.”
“In spite of the economic pressure of Covid-19 and this being an election year, we are very bullish on the North Alabama market. We have successfully grown our business on the belief that American manufacturing will continue to prosper and the Southeastern United States will lead this growth,” said company CEO Joe Hollingsworth.