New Hope Industries

New Hope Industries is searching for a new home now that it's definite that the property will be sold. The Knox County Land Bank will act as the county's agent in marketing and selling the parcel.

MOUNT VERNON -- After many months of seeking a new location and preparing to move equipment, New Hope Industries has entered the final phase of their relocation.

Plans to move from their current facility; located at 1375 Newark Rd., began last year when they first learned of the possible sale of their current building. Over the course of the last few months preparations have been underway by employees of New Hope Industries to make the move to their new location; at 12200 Upper Fredericktown Rd., as seamless as possible.

Part of that process has involved reducing the amount of equipment they own as a result of the reduction in usable space that comes with the new facility. The Newark Rd location offers 35,000 square feet and the Upper Fredericktown Rd location offers 10,500 square feet.

One of the methods being used to accomplish the equipment reduction has been to have a local auction company; The Ruckman Group, come in and offer some of that equipment through an online auction currently being hosted on their company website

Bidding began on Sunday March 8 and runs through Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m.

“New Hope has everything from commercial grade paper shredders and kitchen equipment to hand tools and Hoyer lifts so an online auction allows them to sell the items and have them removed within the time frame that they need for the relocation,” said John Ruckman of The Ruckman Group.    

Although their new location is smaller, New Hope Industries remains as committed as ever to the community that has been their home since 1976.

Through this change, their focus has been on the opportunities and services they provide to the individuals and families that they serve.

“We are very fortunate to have found such a nice space to continue our services," said New Hope Industries CEO Angie Wise. "We wanted to limit the impact this relocation would have on our individuals and staff.

"I don’t think we could have found a more well-served space. Our new facility will provide us continued growth and allow us to enhance our services and keep pace with our individual’s needs.”

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