J.C. Anderson has been selected to complete a renovation project for Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.’s (AHN) new corporate headquarters location at 250 E. Devon Avenue in Itasca, Illinois. The company is relocating from 1300 N. Arlington Heights Road, also in Itasca.
The construction team for J.C. Anderson is led by project executive Joe Maguire, project managers Mike Ruffolo and Larry Regovic and superintendent Darrel Panfil. Shive-Hattery is providing the architectural services and JLL is providing project management services.
AHN selected J.C. Anderson to complete a 55,000-square-foot build-out to the single-story office building. Scheduled for completion in March 2021, construction will include extensive slab trenching to allow for new infrastructure to accommodate AHN’s new state-of-the-art layout and design. Once complete, the new space will feature architectural ceiling panels, high-end finishes and custom designed artwork, which reflects the company’s 100-year global presence. The building will also include a top-of-the-line culinary kitchen equipped with video capabilities for hosting virtual demonstrations around the world, plus new laboratory space to house its research & development activities.
“The life sciences industry has been accelerating the past couple of years, but even more so since COVID-19,” said J.C. Anderson chief operating officer, Steve Boulukos. “It is certainly an emerging focus for Chicagoland with the demand growing for lab space and we expect to see an increase of these types of build-outs for our clients.”
AHN is comprised of four business divisions and two subsidiaries that provide innovative solutions to meet various needs of North American consumers with better taste, nutrition, health and wellness. Founded over 110 years ago, AHN is recognized as a global leader in the production of amino acid-based solutions for the pharmaceutical, food, food service, animal nutrition, nutraceutical, sports & wellness nutrition, regenerative medicine and personal care industries.