Interior restoration is nearing completion at Inventrek Technology Park.
In an effort to get walls painted and wallpapered as quickly
as possible, Hearn Construction crews replacing hundreds of ceiling tiles are being
followed by a team from RCO Cleaning Solutions tasked with keeping surfaces
“Crews are maximizing workflow
in order to get portions of the facility open as soon as possible,” said Mike
McCool, manager of economic development for the Greater Kokomo Economic
The East Firmin Street facility suffered extensive damage
when tornado-producing storms moved through Kokomo on Aug. 24. The roof partially
collapsed during the storm and the rains that followed caused extensive water
damage to the building’s interior.
The mitigation efforts that begin immediately after the
storm resulted in a nearly bare bone facility that now requires a complete restoration.
Early interior restoration work was focused on the building’s west end, which houses the business incubator
“Tenants want their spaces
back, and we’re making it happen,” he said. “We’ll get them back on site and
then turn our focus to the rest of the facility.”
Kokomo Glass & Paint has replaced nearly 100 windows in the facility and CCR Roofing crews will
continue work on replacing the south roof.
The business incubator portion of the facility is expected to
open in April.