Although the 44,000 square-foot Franklin Institute building in the Decker Lake Industrial Park is only 22 months old, the company soon will start construction on a building with 31,000 square-feet on three acres west of the "old" building.
Company president Robert Bennett said ground will be broken in August and it should be ready for occupancy April 1, 1989. Architect Tom Smith has designed a building featuring brick and glass compatible with the present building.The general contractor is Cal Workman Construction Co.
Bennett said record sales of the Franklin Day Planner and the addition of other product lines are the reasons the new building is needed. Company employees also teach seminars to help people increase their productivity and gain control of their lives as individuals and in business.
The new building will provide space for administration, customer service and accounting functions and the old building will be used for marketing, product development and warehousing/shipping functions.
The company has stores in Salt Lake City, Provo, Hawaii and Michigan.