(Vincennes Ind.) -- The Knox County Development Corporation received three bids on various parts of the water and sewer extension for the coming Farbest plant.
Deig (DYG) Construction from Evansville was the only company to make a base bid on the extension. Deig's base bid was three-million, 236-thousand, 988 dollars. Deig and West Lafayette's Atlas Excavation made Alternate "A"; bids; Deig's was slightly lower, at two-point six-two million dollars to Atlas' two point six-three million dollar bid. Wabash Utilities joined Deig in offering an Alternate "B" bid; Wabash Utilities was lower, at just under 528-thousand dollars to Deig's just under 612-thousand dollar offer.
All the water and sewer extension bids were taken under advisement for review and possible award later.
The Farbest processing plant, and subsidiary milling facility, are both being constructed ahead of schedule at this time. Knox County Development Corporation director Gary Gentry told the K-C-D-C Board of Directors yesterday morning the main processing plant is on schedule for a January first, 2014 opening. The plant is being constructed in the U-S 41 Industrial Park just south of Vincennes. Farbest will start with one shift at the new processing plant, and then increse its workforce afterward as needed.
Gentry also noted the J-F-S Milling facility is also ahead of schedule. The turkey feed mill under construction at Bruceville is two to three weeks ahead of its projected pace. Finally, Gentry informed the K-C-D-C Board neither facility has had a lost-time construction accident to this point.