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From Site Selection magazine, January 2005

Karen A. Marshall

    IAMC member Joe Mackil, president and CEO for Beard Land & Investment Co. and its subsidiary companies, Modesto & Empire Traction Company, Beard Land Improvement and Del Este Properties, announced in September 2004 that Karen A. Marshall has joined Beard Land Improvement Company as the director of real estate. Prior to joining Beard, Marshall was director of property management for Whiteco Residential and director of national accounts for JMB Realty Corporation.

    As seen in the recent Site Selection editorial survey of the area, California's San Joaquin County continues to see new industrial facility activity. Most recently, it's taken the form of two spec projects from Panattoni Development Co. of Sacramento. A $12-million, 262,400-sq.-ft. (24,377-sq.-m.) distribution center is going up at the California Logistics Centre in Lathrop, and an $8-million, 95,585-sq.-ft. (8,880-sq.-m.) group of eight light industrial buildings called Airport Pointe is going up near the Stockton Metropolitan Airport. Michael Locke, president and CEO of the San Joaquin Partnership, is an IAMC member.

    Alpharetta, Ga.-based MACTEC, Inc. has been awarded a new highway and interchange project in Athens, Ga., and has been named by the City of Atlanta as its principal brownfields consultant. The company will also provide construction and engineering services for the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE), the Air Force's principal environmental services agency located at Brooks City Base in San Antonio, Texas. A former director of environmental conservation and planning for AFCEE, Gary P. Baumgartel, P.E., has been named a senior project manager for MACTEC. His 24 years of service with the USAF saw him win numerous awards for civil engineering and management expertise. Sharon Tyndall, Charlotte, N.C.-based business development director for MACTEC, is an IAMC member.

    Speaking of San Antonio, the trustees of the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) approved in late October 2004 construction of $2.2 million worth of on-site water and sewer infrastructure for the new $800-million Toyota truck plant there. In addition, SAWS approved $1.6 million worth of infrastructure work around the plant site, doubling the commitment it had already made to that part of the package.
    Some of that additional expense, according to SAWS engineers, has come about because of on-site location of suppliers, more concrete development plans surrounding the site and Toyota's commitment to use 80 percent recycled water. Donald Laffere, corporate real estate manager for SAWS, is an IAMC member.

    Location Management Services (LMS) has formed an international strategic alliance with Netherlands-based Buck Consultants International and New York-based PacTec Advisors, Inc. The new alliance will be known as LMS Worldwide Incentives Network (LMS WIN), Inc., providing site selection, incentives negotiations and incentives management services worldwide, and will be based in Greenville, South Carolina. "Too often, governments put a certain amount in incentives on the table that the investing company may value differently," said LMS President and IAMC member James Renzas. "LMS WIN can help narrow that difference to better match what the government can give with what the company really needs."

    IAMC member Ronnie Bryant, president and COO of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and a member of the Site Selection Editorial Advisory Board, saw his article "International Bilateral Alliances: Keys to Success" published in the Fall 2004 issue of Economic Development America, a publication of the Economic Development Information Coalition. Site Selection


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