2125 John E Lewis Drive is an industrial property for lease in McComb, MS.
Very well established business started in 1986 serves primarily industrial clients in the Southwest Mississippi and Northeast Louisiana area. They sell steel (typically full length) to gravel plants, saw mills, welding shops and manufacturing plants mostly in about a 50 mile radius encompassing Covington and Hammond, LA; Franklinton, Brookhaven, Columbia, Natchez, McComb, MS and neighboring towns. Very little local competition. This is a great opportunity for someone in the steel or pipe distribution business to expand into this area with an experienced staff and customer list of 300 current customers. Lots of opportunity to expand into PVC or other items and update the procedures. Company does no advertising and has never made inside or outside sales calls! The present owner has not attempted to grow the business for years due to his age, however he believes the business could double the sales within 2-3 years with some outside sales and/or advertising.
Wonderful building suitable for any number of distribution or heavier fabrication uses. Building is 300' x 82' wide with 2 each 10 ton cranes, each with dual hook lifts. Single slope roof with eave height of 36' to 42'! Reinforced concrete for drive through heavy trucks. Rebar in 12" thick concrete with additional 12" under wheel area for the heaviest loads. Set on 5 acres so room to expand or add outside storage. Building has huge support beams and is rated for 90 mph wind load. Building is fenced, no office area but designed to add one. City water available but well on site and septic tank. Building has 6 large overhead doors set for drive through. 4 are 16' wide x 18' high. 2 are 14' wide x 18' high. No lighting or heat in building, only work during the day. Very little overhead. Building is adjacent to the McComb/Pike County Airport which offers 24/7 fuel and comfort services and an FAA approved instrument landing system on a 5000' runway.
Inventory will be sold at book usually running about $200,000. Owner will offer a transition period and non-compete.
Sales, accounting and cash flow to be discussed with seller but quite profitable. No computer in the business, no quick books or software. Owner and employees know the steel business inside out and have good control and great customer service, but the modernization of office procedures has not occurred.