Foremost office building now owned by Century Inc.

Shawn Hardy
The former Foremost Industries office on Buchanan Trail West has been purchased by Century Inc.

The former Foremost Industry office complex west of Greencastle has been purchased by Century Inc.

H. Duane Kinzer, president of Century Inc., announced Tuesday that his company was acknowledged as the successful bidder in an auction through bankruptcy court.

The office at 2371 Buchanan Trail West was added to Century's inventory of commercial and residential units in the Greencastle-Antrim area and is available for sale or lease.

Kinzer has been working on the deal since March and "it just took a lot of time."

The building was constructed by Ralph Michael, founder of the modular home manufacturer Foremost Industries, so Kinzer said he knows it is well-built.

It has two floors of almost fully furnished commercial offices ready for commercial or professional use, Kinzer said.

More than two years ago, the Greencastle-Antrim School District wanted to purchase the former Foremost building for administrative offices to ease crowding and provide educational space in the primary building.

However, the district's $570,000 offer was withdrawn due to legal issues involving the property.