Prospects ‘promising’ for new Spec building

By Emily Willis, Hickory Daily Record

Claremont Spec Building Image

People driving through Claremont may think they see untapped potential for the small town, but what doesn’t catch their eye is the steady rise of industry that has been taking place over the last decade.

Along with this rise, construction on the second speculative (spec) building located in Claremont was completed back in December, and the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has been busy marketing the building ever since.

The 48,000-square-foot building, expandable to 96,000 square feet, is in shell condition, which enables a manufacturer to upfit the facility’s interior to meet its specific needs.