Inter-County Energy will break ground Friday on a new headquarters. The new facility will be built on the same 1009 Hustonville Road site of the existing building, but it will be more than twice the size of the 53-year-old structure.
The groundbreaking ceremony, which will take place at 1 p.m., will be for a new $6 million, 29,000-square-foot structure that will replace the current 13,000-square-foot facility that has served as Inter-County's headquarters since 1951. Construction, which will be done by Branscum Construction Co. of Russell Springs, is expected to be completed in mid 2005.
Jim Jacobus, president and CEO of Inter-County Energy, said the decisions to build a new headquarters and to keep it at its current site came after several months of planning and meetings with architects from the CDS Associates architectural firm of Florence.
While it was determined that the utility needed about 26,000 square feet to meet office and support needs, Jacobus said those involved in the planning also decided it was important to keep the headquarters at a well-known, accessible location.