The new lift station in the Knox Industrial Park is now the responsibility of the business for which it was added. The Knox Board of Works last week formally transferred ownership to Traffic Control Specialists, Inc.
City officials last year agreed to pay for it as an incentive for the business relocation and expansion. Money for the project came from the city’s County Economic Development Income Tax fund.
Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons told the board the lift station will be treated the same as a private one owned and maintained by an individual homeowner.
Traffic Control Specialists, Inc. ems broke ground last November on a new facility across from Toll Integrated Systems and west of Knox Fertilizer. The company outgrew its location on 300 East between White Flyer and the railroad tracks and had considered moving out of Starke County to better accommodate its growing business.
TCS specializes in work zone safety and is the leading provider of signs and service throughout northern Indiana. TCS currently has 65 employees, most of whom are local. Company officials expect to add at least 22 more when the new facility opens. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled Friday.