A 678,000-square-foot build-to-suit facility at RidgePort Logistics Center officially has a new owner.
A family-owned national food ingredient distributor now owns and plans to occupy the new state-of-the-art property that sits on approximately 36 acres in Wilmington, Illinois. The site even allows for an additional 22-acre expansion.
Represented by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Des-Plaines, Illinois-based Batory Foods was in need of a new warehouse for distribution space to launch its new line of business, which provides third-party logistics services. The company currently has 30 distribution centers throughout the country.
Construction on the new distribution center will begin later this month and Batory Foods plans to move in to the new space by October 2016.
According to NGKF, the new facility will be C-TPAT Certified and will feature state-of-the-art technology, custom-built food grade dock packages, yard managements and an automatic gate system that will decrease carrier cycle time on-site and increase throughput, providing up-to-the-minute accuracy in inventory availability.
Employees will also benefit from the new space as the distribution center will have a walking track and outdoor amenities. Harris Architects, Inc. is providing the architectural services and Alston Construction is the general contractor.
RidgePort Logistics Center, located in Will County–less than 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, is developing a 14 million-square-foot rail-served park that will sit on more than 1,500 acres. It will be just three miles from the entrance to the BNSF Logistics Park-Chicago in Elwood and the Union Pacific-Joliet Intermodal Terminal in Joliet.
NGKF’s Brian Reaney, director, Paul Buckingham, senior managing director, and Brian Carroll, executive managing director, represented Batory Foods in the transaction.