Commercial-lighting company Kenall Manufacturing will relocate its headquarters and factory from Gurnee, Ill., to a 354,000-square-foot facility to be built in Kenosha, Wis. The move, announced Sept. 12 by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and company officials, is expected to create more than 350 new jobs in the region during the next five years.
Working with Kenall senior executives, staffers with Newmark Knight Frank Epic and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services helped bring the office and manufacturing facility to the Business Park of Kenosha. Kenall Manufacturing will vacate its current 120,000-square-foot building in 18 to 24 months.
“We started with 25 to 30 feasible locations, both existing space and development sites, during a rigorous site search that spanned over the course of a year,” said Newmark Knight Frank Epic’s Thomas Boyle in a written statement. “The process executed with Kenall produced the absolute best outcome available in the market.”
Boyle, with Newmark Knight Frank Epic senior associate Jared Paff, teamed with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Robert Hess, Bradley Migdal and Michael McDermott in this multi-layered process.