Logansport federal case closed in South Bend

Last Updated on March 9, 2017 by cassnetwork

A U.S. District Court case involving a former plant on the city’s west side has finally ended.

Judge Rudy Lozano has approved an agreement to close the case filed in the previous mayoral administration by Auto-Owners Insurance and involved the former Trelleborg site at One General St. Mayor Dave Kitchell complimented the work of City Attorney Yamir Gonzalez-Velez.

“It’s good to be able to say that after more than a year in this saga that the case is now closed, and the city will not be liable for any additional costs associated with this case,” Kitchell said. “With the legal issues finally behind us, we will be able to focus more as a community on redeveloping this site for future use. I’m sure residents and property owners near this site will be happy with this outcome.”

Trelleborg, the final owner of a site that at one time was home to General Tire, moved its Logansport operations to a plant in Peru before that plant closed. Prior to Trelleborg’s ownership, it had been owned by British Tire &  Rubber (BTR).

The site is one of the largest vacant areas of Logansport’s west side along with the recently demolished Exide battery plant site on Water Street.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell