ROSEMONT, IL (November 16, 2011)—Edward Don & Company has broken ground on a 20-acre parcel in Woodridge, Ill. at the Union Pointe business park for the construction of its new 362,500 square foot corporate headquarters and logistics center.
Edward Don & Company is a family-owned firm, celebrating its 90th year in business. The company 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.
“The financial incentives are just one component,” stated Mark Zabloudil, Vice President of Operations at Edward Don & Company. “The space, the growth and the modernization of our facility were driving factors in our decision to relocate. We have the opportunity to gain more dock space, build higher ceilings, a more modern operation, increase our energy efficiency and enjoy the additional benefits of building from the ground up.”
“Without the assistance and support of the Village of Woodridge and State of Illinois, securing this transaction would not have occurred,” states Fogarty. “Their collective determination to retain such an important business in Illinois facilitated our ability to provide a completion date that met the goals of Edward Don & Company in their transition to the new facility.”