The Commercial Appeal
Spirco receives safety award
Memphis metal building manufacturer Spirco Manufacturing has received national industry recognition for outstanding safety measures.
The Metal Building Manufacturers Association awarded Spirco a 2012 Improved Safety Award for the company’s 20 percent reduction in the “OSHA work case occurrences and restricted duty cases category.’’
“This award is a particularly proud achievement for us, as we continually strive to maintain a safe work environment for our valued employees,” said Barry Sims, president of Spirco Manufacturing.
Spirco was one of 10 companies across the nation to win an acknowledgement in the category.
Founded in 1970, Spirco Manufacturing is a metal building manufacturer that produces, sells and delivers metal buildings locally and the Eastern United States.
The 7,500-square-foot industrial flex building at 4668 Damascus in Memphis has sold for $235,000 to Allen McMahan. Bill Caller, broker with CryeLeike Commercial, represented the seller, Matt Wilson.
A former steel facility at 1165 Harbor on Presidents Island has sold for $ 400,000. Bill Caller of Crye-Leike Commercial represented the seller, Reid Ellis Osborne LLC.
Higginbotham Group has acquired a site at the southwest corner of Houston Levee Road and Bill Morris Parkway for the Memphis area’s second Mercedes-Benz dealership.
Cary Whitehead, executive vice president of Boyle Investment Co., represented seller W.T. Price in the sale to the operator of Mercedes dealerships in Jackson, Miss., and Myrtle Beach.
The sale was one of four commercial real estate transactions recently completed by Whitehead. The others were:
The Erb family’s long-term ground lease to Walgreen Co. for the northwest corner of Poplar and White Station. A new Walgreen’s is under construction on land previously occupied by Exxon and Bank of America.
Southcrest LLC’s sale of 2.7 acres on Southcrest Boulevard near Baptist Hospital DeSoto for a f ive- story Holiday Inn Express.
Southcrest’s sale of a retail site northeast of Goodman Road and Interstate 55, next to LongHorn Steakhouse, for a building that will house Vision Works and Mattress Firm. The developer is Mark Banks of Retail Partners Development LLC in Nashville. Terms were not disclosed.