Canadian firm builds on 40 acres on Battelle Blvd.

RICHLAND, Wash. -- A new $1.1 million commercial building is going up on Battelle Boulevard in Richland.

A company calling itself 286833 LLC, with an address in Armstrong, British Columbia, is erecting the metal and concrete building on 40 acres at 2455 Battelle Blvd.

The one-story, 37-foot-tall building will be 20,000 square feet and can be configured into a showroom, warehouse, office space or a combination, said a company spokesman who wouldn't give his name.

The company saw an opportunity, bought the land and decided to build and see if there would be a demand. Interested tenants can call Dirk Stricker Commercial Real Estate, 735-8570.

Fisher & Sons of Burlington recently broke ground, and the building should be completed by early October.