Ideal Connections, Resources, and Location
Vermillion Rise Mega Park is ideally suited to many different manufacturing interests, including:
- Auto and auto components
- Chemicals and plastics
- Farm machinery and equipment
Manufacturers at Vermillion Rise will enjoy access to markets all over the world with endless options for bringing raw materials in and shipping their products out.
The park is conveniently located midway between two interstate highways, I-74 to the north and I-70 to the south, both of which are quickly accessible via Highway 63, a divided highway adjacent to the park. I-70 also provides easy access to the Indianapolis International Airport – home to the second largest FedEx hub in the world.
CSX rail access is also available at the site connecting manufacturers to ocean ports and modern ports on Lake Michigan and the Ohio River. For plastics manufacturers, this means easy access to plastic pellet suppliers near the Gulf Coast. Agribusiness will find the site’s location ideal with road and rail access to large-scale farming operations throughout the Midwest by road or rail. Automakers and auto components manufacturers will find the park’s location is in the center of the nation’s automotive corridor – stretching from the upper Midwest to Mexico – and easy access via interstate highway very attractive.
Natural resources at Vermillion Rise are plentiful. Water – a critical concern for industries like chemicals manufacturing – is virtually unlimited. Vermillion Rise sits atop an aquifer capable of providing nearly unlimited water. A wastewater treatment plant located onsite with an excess capacity of 194,000 gallons per day is accessible by every business in the park.
Energy-intensive Industries will find more than enough natural gas supplies to meet their needs. Natural gas is currently supplied through the Panhandle Eastern Pipeline with additional supplies accessible from the Rockies Express Pipeline adjacent to the park.
Abundant electric energy is readily available from Duke Energy’s Cayuga Station and an onsite substation, which together are capable of providing electricity to its customers well into the future. A new substation will also be constructed adjacent to the site in 2017. Businesses that need abundant and reliable sources of power with few fluctuations will find it at Vermillion Rise.
Close proximity to vocational schools, community colleges and universities gives businesses in Vermillion Rise access to an educated talent pool. It also provides the opportunity for continued education and training programs and shared resources.
Large or small, there is plenty of room at Vermillion Rise.