The year started out with a blow to Wakarusa, Ind., with Utilimaster Corp. announcing a move to Bristol. But, according to a report in the Elkhart Truth, 2013 may make up for it with another company anonymously thinking about taking over the full complex.
Spartan Motors Inc., parent company of Utilimaster, announced in February that the company will move to Bristol, vacating the Wakarusa complex which includes 16 buildings and covers 106 acres. That move is expected to be complete in late spring or early summer.
Brent Miller, the FM Stone agent handling the property, said there’s a promising prospect for the property. “We’re working on a deal right now with a company that we’re hoping is going to take the whole complex,” Miller said.
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