The Brownfield Industrial Development Corp. voted unanimously to recognize its former longtime director by naming a local industrial park in his honor. The Brownfield Industrial Park #2 will soon get new signage and entrance gates renaming the land as the Jack Cargill Industrial Park.
Cargill was director of BIDCorp for 17 years, before retiring in 2011. He passed away in April of this year following a lengthy illness. He was also a City Councilman, former mayor, and longtime member of the Optimist Club.
The facility BIDCorp voted to name after Cargill surrounds the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on the Levelland Hwy and is the site of Sanders Ag, and a future development by Cooper Natural Resources, but additional land remains available.
“This industrial park is a great tool in our bag when we are trying to recruit companies with payrolls to Brownfield,” said current BIDCorp director David Partlow. “The land has highway access and rail access and it is very marketable. The remaining land won’t stay vacant for long and Jack Cargill Industrial Park will continue to contribute to Brownfield’s economic viability for decades to come. This is a fitting tribute because Jack’s passion was finding ways to help Brownfield and now, through his name, he will continue to do so.”
Partlow said brick and metal arches would be designed and added to the park at its north and south entrances bearing Cargill’s name. “We’ll get to work and we will hold a ribbon cutting when we’re ready,” he told the Brownfield News following the meeting.
Article Courtsey of Brownfield News