VERSAILLES — Versailles-based Weaver Brothers is planning an expansion following the recent purchase of one of the former Clopay buildings in nearby Russia.
The 89,650-square-foot facility, located at 101 N. Liberty St. in Russia, housed warehouse and office space for the internationally recognized garage door manufacturer until it consolidated its manufacturing into the Troy plant about five years ago.
Weaver Brothers, a family-owned and operated business since being founded by George Weaver in 1929, is headquartered at 895 E. Main St. in Versailles, and operations will continue at the Versailles facility.
The company is a third-generation family farm with the fourth generation of the founding family now working at the company in Versailles. The egg producer is fully integrated, including grain production operations, a feed mill, egg production and processing.
The company, a top egg producer and processor in the nation, employs about 350 workers and is an active business participant in the Versailles community.
The Russia facility, located only 4 miles from the Versailles headquarters, will function as warehouse space to store equipment and packaging supplies.
Tim Weaver, president of Weaver Eggs, said in a press release that the company chose the new location because of its proximity to established operations, and the building is well maintained and will not require any modifications at this time.
“Our company is actively increasing our bio security systems and minimizing the risks as it relates to the Avian Influenza (Bird Flu). Purchasing this facility went hand and hand with our efforts,” Weaver said. “This acquisition will also help in continuing our job preservation as well.”
The building was purchased for $500,000, according to Shelby County property transfer records.
“We are very excited to help facilitate the procurement of the Russia facility for Weaver Eggs. They have been a strong and integral part of the community for many years and with this acquisition will continue to be for many more generations to come,” said Tim Echemann of Industrial Property Brokers, who brokered the deal.