Edward Don & Company has broken ground on a 20-acre parcel at the Union Pointe business park for the construction of its new 362,500-square-foot corporate headquarters and logistics center. The new build-to-suit will be located at the recently launched Union Pointe business park, situated at the intersection of I-355 and I-55 in Woodridge, Ill. that is being co-developed by McShane Development Company and Gallagher and Henry.
Edward Don & Company is a nationwide distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies. The family-owned firm, celebrating its 90th year in business, will relocate its operations and nearly 400 employees from its current facility to their new headquarters in the Fall of 2012.
The contemporary facility will feature 55,000 square feet of office space, 32′ clear height, 38 external docks, two drive-in doors and parking to accommodate 20 trailers and 380 vehicles. The two-story office and industrial building incorporates a modern ESFR sprinkler system and numerous sustainable features such as T-5 lighting throughout the warehouse.
The State of Illinois, County of DuPage and Village of Woodridge reached agreements that enabled Edward Don & Company to more appropriately spread the costs of the relocation, new construction and increased capital expenditures across a 20-year lease commitment in Woodridge. “
Henry Cox, executive vice president, global corporate services and Bruce McConnell, first vice president of corporate services of CB Richard Ellis represented Edward Don & Company in the 20-year lease transaction. Brian Carroll, senior vice president and James Cummings, associate vice president of Grubb & Ellis represented owners, McShane Development Company and Gallagher and Henry. Associated Bank is providing the financing for the project.
The design/build team of McShane Construction Company and Ware Malcomb Architects has been selected to provide the design and construction services for this sizable build-to-suit project.