in other words, we had a field day(s). i'll be making multiple posts this week. our first location, which we'd been lusting for since we'd seen it from the highway back in april, turned out to be plum. the barry-wehmiller dudes have been STL based for over one hundred years. this plant was built in 1912 and looks to have been shut down around the early nineties. it includes huge packing bays, loading docks, receiving facilities, offices, a basement, and tons more. barry-wehmiller are still in the area, though, and do packaging, engineering/IT support, corrugating, and paper conversion. they are now world-wide, and have acquired a dozen other companies. we don't know if they outgrew this facility, or if it became outdated and would have been bothersome to renovate.
entire set of over 100 photographs on my photobucket ( Collapse ).