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Contact Information
Anton King, Executive Director DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership, Inc.
4483 County Road 19 - Suite C
Auburn , IN , 46706
Phone:(260) 927-1180
Fax:(260) 927-1185
Site Information
  • Bldg. Name: Auburn - Watson Property
  • Street Address: 2062 SR 8
  • City: Auburn
  • State: IN
  • Zone: I-1 - Light Industrial/Heavy Commercial or Industrial/Business Park - Industrial


  • 68.846 acre greenfield property in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana
  • Located in a designated Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 
  • Conveniently located on State Road 8 and just 1/2 mile west of Interstate 69 - State Road 8 recently upgraded to 3 lane highway from County Road 19 to Interstate 69
  • 16 miles to the Indiana Toll Road; minutes to Ohio and Michigan
  • 120 miles to port - approx.  (Indiana-Burns Harbor)
  • Well buffered and a relatively level parcel of agricultural land
  • Fiber optic infrastructure - includes telephone and internet service
  • Smart GRID technology implementation for electric utility*
  • 12 inch water line borders several hundred feet on the west side of property and continues on the north side of State Road 8
  • Water line looped
  • Sewer line is 18 inch - distance to sewer line is 120 feet
  • Gas lines - 4", 6" and 10"
  • Phase One environmental, geo-technical studies have been completed
  • Purchase option is complete to expedite the purchase of this property   
  • Availability of the fire, police, EMT and facility with Hazmat capabilities are all within 3 miles or less of the site. 
  • DeKalb County has a regional ILS airport with a 5,000 ft. runway and an AMTRAK passenger train station (8.2 miles from site), a UPS distribution center in Waterloo
  • Several higher educational institutions are within 30 minutes

Auburn industry includes:  Artistic Carton, Auburn Gear, C & A Tool, Cooper Standard Automotive, Foley Pattern, FXI, Inc., Guardian Industries, Messenger Corporation, Metal Technologies, Rieke Packaging and Tower Automotive

DeKalb County industry  includes:  Ashley Industrial Molding, Family Dollar Distribution Center, Group Dekko Corporate Headquarters, Nucor, Steel Dynamics, Therma-Tru, TI Automotive and Walmart Distribution Center

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General Information
Sales Price Per Acre: $18,000 - $18,000
Foreign Trade Zone: true
Detailed Utility Information
Electric Service Provider: City of Auburn
Amps: 600
Volts: 7200
Phase: 3
Gas Service Provider: NIPSCO
Water Service Provider: City of Auburn
Water Main Size (Inches): 12
Distance To Water (Miles): .02
Sewer Service Provider: City of Auburn
Sewer Main Size (Inches): 18
Internet Service Provider: Auburn Essential Services (AES)
Detailed Transportation Information
Nearest Interstate Highway: I-69
Distance To Nearest Interstate Highway (Miles): .75
Nearest Non Interstate Highway: SR-8
Distance To Nearest Non Interstate Highway (Miles): .01
Nearest Major Airport: Fort Wayne International Airport
Distance To Major Airport (Miles): 30
Nearest Regional Airport: DeKalb County Airport
Distance To Regional Airport (Miles): 5
Airport Runway Length (Feet): 5000
Rail Service Provider CSX
Rail Spur: no
Detailed Site Information
Shovel Ready: yes
Industrial, Commercial, or Office Park: no
Total Acres: 68.85
Available Acreage: 68.85
Site Is Divisible: no
Flood Plain: no