Continental Valuations has appraised some major industrial facilities including Cooper Tire in Findlay, Ohio and the Ford Stamping Plant in Maumee, Ohio.   We have appraised steel plants in Pennsylvania and a rare-ore storage facility on the Ohio River in West Virginia.  We have also appraised stone quarries.

Thus, many of our industrial appraisals are of special purpose properties.  However, a true special-purpose property is one which can not be adapted to an alternate use.  Many if not most factories are not easily adaptable to a user in a separate industry.  The less adaptable a facility, the greater the risk in selling it.  The health and vitality of the industry is also a factor.    If the industry is experiencing a strong market, there is a greater likelihood of finding a buyer, but the most interested buyer will likely be a buyer of the entire business.