A new business is coming to Seymour.
Not a small one.
In fact, a business that will bring between 40 and 50 new jobs to town.
City Administrator Hillary Gintz told city aldermen last Thursday night that the Baker Creek Seed Company soon will expand its operations to Seymour’s north side, where the heirloom-seed company will bring a new seed-packing and warehouse facility along U.S. 60, just east of Jamco Builders.
“They will build on a 5-acre site along the highway and will close on (purchasing the property) on Jan. 16,” Gintz said. “Once the land is bought, they will begin construction immediately.”
Gintz said Baker Creek officials told her that the facility will employ 40 to 50 people.
“Essentially, this will be a warehouse where Baker Creek packs its seeds and ships,” she explained. “They also will sell seeds at this facility.”
Baker Creek officials, per Gintz, anticipate 100 to 200 vehicles visiting the business each day once it opens.
She added that the building will be 45,000 square feet with ceilings that are 32 feet tall.
“The building also will be climate controlled,” Gintz said.
The city of Seymour will provide electric and water services to the business.
At the present time, a septic system must be used for sewer service.
“We’re extremely excited about Baker Creek coming to Seymour,” Gintz concluded.
“I met owner Jere Gettle and his management team, and they are very nice people who have a great business that they have built from the ground up. When they come to Seymour, I feel Baker Creek immediately becomes an asset to the city and our local economy.”