A growing Danville company will soon move into the home of a longtime local car dealer.
Five B Properties LLC, owned by Beth and husband Bruce Robbins, who also own Lafayette Engineering, purchased the lot at the corner of Lebanon Road and South Danville Bypass for $2.5 million from Owens Chevrolet Inc.
Bruce Robbins said some of the existing showroom, which is more than 60,000 square feet and situated on a 15-acre parcel at the intersection of Danville’s busiest industrial corridor, will be used to test equipment for Lafayette’s clients.
“It all happened fairly quickly,” said Robbins, Lafayette’s president and one of its founders. “We have a business here that is expanding and need more space for equipment. This will help us grow our business.”
Lafayette, which will remain headquartered on Letton Drive, does electrical design and programming for conveyor systems and control panels. Its services are used in distribution by companies such as Macy’s department store, Dick’s Sporting Goods and American Eagle, as well as industries with local operations such as American Greetings and Timberland.