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Joe Koppeis’ tunnel vision: Inside a quarry-turned-industrial park

Joe Koppeis’ tunnel vision: Inside a quarry-turned-industrial park
January 10, 2019 Evan Glantz
Rock City Business Complex

This story was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal on January 7, 2019.


Steph Kukuljan | St. Louis Business Journal


“It’s not always obvious what time of day it is from inside Joe Koppeis‘ Valmeyer, Illinois, industrial park, particularly from the vantage point of a just-loaded tractor-trailer.

The closer the big rig gets to the exit of the 5 million-square-foot industrial park, which sits underground in a former limestone quarry, the more sunlight it encounters.

“There’s not a lot of warehouses where you can drive a tractor-trailer through them,” said Koppeis, the park’s developer…”

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