Property owned by S.C.P. Building Products, LLC in Knox will go on the auction block today. The property will go on a tax sale, because over $93,000 in back taxes is owed.
S.C.P. Building Products, LLC has been doing business as The Federal Group. At one time, Rockwell Windows was doing business on the property, and was employing around 180 people, according to Starke County Development Foundation Director, Charles Weaver. Currently, there are approximately 25 people working at the Knox facility.
Weaver told the Starke County Commissioners Monday that he would like to see the building saved for industrial use, as there are companies out there looking for existing building space. He did say the buildings needed work to make them attractive for sale. This is the second time the property has been for sale. Included on the sale is approximately 40 acres of property.
The original industry to occupy the buildings was Globe Valve Products. Rockwell International also owned the property at one time. The last tax payment was made in 2009 for $26,000.