Merrillville Basketball Fieldhouse To Be Home To Pharma Firm
December 18, 2014 — Merrillville town officals are close to closing on an agreement on transforming the Basketball Fieldhouse building at AmeriPlex at the Crossroads into a Korean pharmaceutical company’s first operation in the United States.
The Town Council approved a temporary loan to purchase the 42,000-square-foot building in the technology park for $3.2 million. The “Post-Tribune” reports that BNCP Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Korea-based UKDO-1, will lease the building from the town.
At the plant, BNCP will produce its injectable drug delivery system, similar to an I-V bag, that’s used in hospital and medical clinics. It’s expected to bring 50 high-skilled jobs, primarily chemical engineers, to Merrillville when it opens.
The Fieldhouse’s previous owners will reportedly hold an auction Friday of the contents of the building, including hoops and the scoreboard.