CNC Safety breaks ground in Boonville

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C&C Safety employees, along with Boonville city officials, breaking ground at their new property on Thursday, Aug. 8.

CEO Penni Beckman and her crew held a groundbreaking on Thursday, Aug. 8, across the street from the IGA, where she plans to build the business.

The main reason the Boonville native wants to move her business back to her hometown comes down to convenience.

"We are just too far out in the country right now and our WIFI isn't great," she said.

At CNC Safety, their main goal is to provide safety coverage for construction workers on projects.

"We do solar fields, we do Toyota, we do automotive, we do power plants, Gibson, Duke," Beckman said.

The new space includes a trendy new idea that involves freelancers utilizing a shared office space. The space will be called FlexSpace 225 and will be run by community manager Curtis Crow.

"It's a co-working space, which is an open-office concept for local entrepreneurs, freelancers, small business owners," he said. "It's for people to have a membership to come and work there, so I will make sure everything runs smoothly."

ProServices Specialist at Lowes Brenda Jones is a supporter of Beckman and attended the groundbreaking.

"She's a great, civic minded woman," she said. "She is an inspiration for all women and this just gives me chills."

Maria Frakes, administrator for CNC Safety, said she was excited for the future of the company, which she joined just this year.

"It's amazing. I've never been apart of anything like this and I am so fortunate that I'm with Penni and got on board with CNC Safety," she said. "And they're expanding and building and providing more jobs in the community and the county and it's really exciting and I can't wait to see where it goes and how big it gets."

Beckman, who has owned CNC Safety for five years now, said she is looking forward to growing her business in Boonville, which is expected to be complete by winter.

"It's great to be back at the place where it all began," she said.

Marisa Patwa is a graduate of the University of Evansville with a degree in journalism and minor in political science.

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