Corey Blanchard of Fox-Nesbit Engineering filed the application with the Planning Department, which says the industrial electrical and instrumentation provider plans to remove an existing 5,000 square foot building from the property and build a new 62,216-square-foot office building in its place. The application lists Brian Bordelon, with The Newtron Group, as the property owner. Bordelon was unable to be reached for comment before this morning’s deadline.
The Newtron Group bought the 9.9-acre tract, tucked off Airline Highway and Castille Road, in 2016 for $2.65 million, with executives at the time saying it was an investment in the group’s future growth. The organization currently maintains its national headquarters out of offices on El Cajon Drive, further down Airline Highway closer to Choctaw. The Newtron Group has another four offices in Baton Rouge, which house different departments of the group.
The Newtron Group was recently named the 14th largest electrical contracting firm in the nation. Founded by Newton B. Thomas in 1973, Thomas was inducted into Business Report’s Hall of Fame in 2018. It employs about 4,500 from a dozen locations across the nation and was also named a Business Report Company of the Year in 2012.