S&J relocating to Brownstown Industrial Park

BROWNSTOWN — A Brownstown couple’s decision to move their growing excavating and concrete business from their rural home means the Brownstown Industrial Park will soon add another business.

As part of S&J Excavation and Concrete’s move, the town council needed to give a name to the street where the firm will relocate in the industrial park.

The council did just that during a recent meeting, naming the street Veterans Drive. That drive will run south from Sweet Street to the front of the property where Jeremy and Shanty Morrow plan to construct one or possibly two new buildings to house their business.

Councilman Tim Robinson said during the special meeting on the night of Nov. 22 that the name Veterans Drive came from feedback the council had received from people in the area of the industrial park.

Jeremy Morrow said Monday that he and his wife have been operating S&J Excavation and Concrete at their rural Brownstown residence for about six years and have just outgrown that space.

He said the business was bursting at the seams, and he and his wife had grown tired of looking at it from their home.

The relocated business’ new address will be 950 Veterans Drive. The company does residential and commercial excavation and concrete work and also does some similar work for the Indiana Department of Transportation, Jeremy Morrow said.

He said he is presently in the process of obtaining a contractor for the new buildings on the 12-acre site and hopes to start construction as soon as possible.

During the meeting, council members also agreed to allow the Morrows to add the honorary name of Bill Blann Way to the portion of Veterans Drive in front of the business in recognition of a family friend.

The council also agreed to name the north extension of Sweet Street that runs east along the south side of Pewter Hall as West Sweet Street Extension.