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North Fork Business Park Breaks Ground in Troutman

Empire Development Group hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for their newest industrial park, North Fork Business Park, on Tuesday July 11, 2023.

The upcoming industrial park is located at 164 Nugget Lane, two miles west of I-77 Troutman exit 45 and across the street from the recently constructed 1,000,000 sf Walmart Fulfillment Center on Murdock Road.

Many Iredell County leaders and VIPs attended the event including Troutman Mayor Teross Young, Iredell County Commissioner Chair Melissa Neader, and NC House Representative Jeff McNeely who provided remarks.

North Fork Business Park will contain Class A flex/warehouses ranging from 15,000 to 200,000 sf. Upon completion, the park will contain approximately 500,000 sf of industrial product. All the buildings are build-to-suit for sale and will be constructed by Empire Building Group.

All three developers Butch Bouwens, Peter Casatelli, and Tony D’Alessandro are Iredell County residents.

“Thanks to its extraordinary leadership, the Town of Troutman offers a great environment to work and to live. It’s a perfect fit for us and our customers,” said Butch Bouwens, President of Empire Building Group.

Peter Casatelli and Tony D’Alessandro are the founders of DalaCasa Landscape Management, an Iredell County based company. “North Fork Business Park will be the best landscaped industrial park in the county, hands down,” remarked Casatelli. “We look forward to showing our new Troutman neighbors that an industrial park can be functional but also beautiful,” added D’Alessandro.

The builder/developers retained the services of veteran commercial broker Sam Barnett, of Sam Barnett Real Estate as the listing agent for the park. “Industrial real estate inventory is very limited in our area. North Fork will provide some relief to companies that have been struggling to find flex/warehouse space to buy or lease. We have several lot reservations already and anticipate the buildings to sell out quickly.”

Inquiries for purchase and leasing opportunities in North Fork Business Park can be made to Sam Barnett at 704-241-3666 or

About Empire Development Group – An Iredell County based land development company consisting of renowned builder/developer Leon “Butch” Bouwens and thefounders of Dalacasa Landscape Management, Peter Casatelli and Tony D’Alessandro. Empire Development Group takes an environmentally friendly approach to land
development with a focus on providing world class landscaping.

About Empire Building Group – An Iredell based commercial construction company led by founder and CEO by Leon “Butch” Bouwens. It has constructed over 150 buildings since opening its doors in Iredell County in 1994. Past customers include NASCAR teams, racing parts suppliers, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities.
Noteworthy work includes the 500,000sf Carolina Beverage building in Mooresville, 55,000sf Kyle Busch Motorsports team headquarters, and the 1,000,000sf Walmart distribution center in Troutman.