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April 12, 2018 The LedgerApril 12, 2018 The Ledger

Zimmer Delays Moving His Business To Moundridge

Posted 4/12/2018

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger StaffLEDGER PHOTOS
CURT Zimmer stands next to one of the asphalt-sealing machines his business, CRS Enterprises, makes. Zimmer is storing it at the building where he plans to move his business. LEDGER PHOTOS CURT Zimmer stands next to one of the asphalt-sealing machines his business, CRS Enterprises, makes. Zimmer is storing it at the building where he plans to move his business.

MOUNDRIDGE – Delays have kept Curt Zimmer from moving his business, CRS Enterprises, into the Moundridge Industrial Park.

The Moundridge City Council had approved Zimmer’s request for commercial property during its August meeting.

Zimmer received a lot – 200 feet by 250 feet – fron the city at Avenue C and Fourth Street. It is south of the Custom Rollforming Corporation. CSR Enterprises’ address is 325 E. Fourth Street.

Zimmer said delays started during survey work for the building.

“The building is up,” Zimmer said. “The city doesn’t have all the utilities out.”

He noted he must have sewer, water and electricity to use the building.

Originally, Zimmer was planning to have his business moved into its new location on March 15.

“It’s frustrating,” Zimmer said. “We’ll have to pay property taxes for a building we can’t use.

“We’re going to wait to move into this building for our 2018 season coming to an end Thanksgiving weekend,” he added.

CRS Enterprises is currently located at 1613 Chisholm Road. It is two miles south of Elyria, in rural McPherson County. The business makes asphalt-sealing equipment.

Zimmer said he considered moving part of his business to the Moundridge location. However, he was considered employees would spend too much time traveling between the two locations for supplies.

“I didn’t think it was worth giving it a try,” Zimmer said.

Zimmer’s Moundridge building is 60 feet by 125 feet and contains 7,500 square feet. The current building has 3,400 square feet.

He is planning to put a mezzanine level on the west end of his new building. The building has a 16-foot ceiling.

This additional space will be used for storage and supplies, Zimmer said.

Zimmer noted he started the business in a one-car garage.

“I out-grew it quickly,” he added.

Since 2007, Zimmer estimated the business averaged 20 percent growth a year.

He noted the Moundridge building was made with growth in mind. He said his east wall could be taken down and more space added to the building.

Zimmer currently has four full-time and two part-time employees.

Within the next three years, Zimmer would like to have 10 full-time employees.

With the additional space, Zimmer said he was interested in producing other asphalt-sealing related products.