The Hollingsworth Companies Has Started Development of 380,000 SF of Industrial Facilities in Cookeville, TN

Highlands Business Park in Cookeville is designed to accommodate industrial projects from 8.5 acres to 25.3 acres. Located between Nashville and Knoxville along I-40 in Putnam County, TN, construction will begin in 2024 on two speculatively complete facilities of 152,260 SF and 227,760 SF. The facilities are being developed for single tenant users, with a 32’ clear height, 60’ x 60’ column spacing, ESFR fire protection, and LED lighting as standard features. Both facilities will be available for long-term lease by light manufacturing or distribution tenants.

The Highlands Business Park provides employers with 224 buildable acres of ecologically engineered and ideally located real estate for their businesses in the heart of the Upper Cumberland. The Highlands Business Park was designed with sustainability applications to exist in productive harmony within the site’s natural environment. When you consider Cookeville-Putnam County’s other civic benefits, like the region’s urban resources and rich culture, you’ll find that the Highlands Business Park is an ideal setting for your company to innovate, elevate, and accelerate.

It is recognized as one of the country’s micropolitan areas, or smaller cities which function as significant regional economic hubs. Of the twenty micropolitan areas in Tennessee, Cookeville is the largest. The Cookeville micropolitan area’s 2020 Census population was 145,479. Cookeville is located at the center of the labor market area consisting of Putnam, Cumberland, DeKalb, Jackson, Overton, Smith, and White counties. Manufacturing is the largest sector in Cookeville’s economy with over 100 plants and 8,000 employees. Cookeville is predominantly a college town, home to Tennessee Tech. Tech graduates have the highest starting salary of any public university graduates in Tennessee, making this an excellent location to recruit some of the Southeast’s top engineers.

The Hollingsworth Companies’ holdings also include quality, renovated, industrial facilities, and sale-leaseback facilities. The Hollingsworth Companies focuses on light manufacturing, distribution, and warehouse projects throughout the Southeastern United States. Facility size ranges from 100,000 SF to 650,000 SF. With over 125 tenants across 18 million square feet of industrial space, The Hollingsworth Companies is the largest developer of industrial space in tertiary markets in the Southeastern United States.

“Joe Hollingsworth participated as one of our first equity investors. In addition, Joe Hollingsworth has served as a board member and leading advisor for strategic planning and direction.” — Scott Kelley, President and CEO, Service Center Metals