Bates legacy continues to grow

BOURBON — The Bates Corporation celebrated its growth last Thursday with a ceremony announcing the completion of its new, approximately 18,000 square-foot warehouse facility. The project, handled by McCollough Scholten Construction, Inc., Elkhart, began Aug. 1.
Bates Corporation is a family-owned and operated business that began in 1965 specializing in new, used and rebuilt tractor parts. It started as a livestock trucking operation servicing the United States, and since 1980, has grown into the largest, exclusive Indiana Harvester (IH) used and rebuilt parts inventory in the country that last year, shipped to all 50 states and more than 25 foreign countries.
The new warehouse, along with the office warehouse, now comprises more than 38,000 square feet. Located on Elm Road in the Bourbon Industrial Park, the company venture was assisted by the Marshall County Economic Develop-ment Corporation and the Town of Bourbon.