The Opus Group® Announces Completion of Chicago Tube & Iron Warehouse Expansion


MINNEAPOLIS – The Opus Group announced today that Opus Design Build, L.L.C. recently completed construction on a 41,872-square-foot warehouse expansion for Chicago Tube & Iron in Eagan, Minn.

Located near Lone Oak Road and I-35, the addition provides Chicago Tube & Iron more space for its expanding operations in the metro area.

“It was great to continue our relationship with Chicago Tube & Iron with this expansion,” said Jeff Mertens, senior project manager at Opus Design Build, L.L.C. “We were able to provide a design solution within the site constraints that allowed Chicago Tube & Iron to remain at their current location, helping retain employees.”

In addition to the warehouse expansion, Opus also updated the warehouse with an exterior insulation finishing system and remodeled existing areas of the facility. Interior remodeling included updating bathrooms and a break room, modernizing the front entry and replacing six overhead doors. During the project, mechanical and irrigation systems were incorporated and prominent signage added to the front entry and south end of the facility.

“We are very excited to begin leveraging this facility improvement and expansion, which Opus delivered on time and on budget,” said Donald R. McNeeley, president & CEO of Chicago Tube & Iron. “With the dramatic improvement this investment brings in our throughput capacity, we are in a stronger position than ever to service our customers and support new business growth across our markets in the upper Midwest.”

Opus Design Build, L.L.C. was the contractor and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. was responsible for structural and architectural design. MFRA, Inc. performed civil engineering and landscaping and Hallberg Engineering provided mechanical and electrical design services.

About The Opus Group
The Opus Group® is a family of commercial real estate companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country. Opus operates as an integrated, multidisciplinary team with expertise in development, capital markets and finance; project management and construction; architecture, engineering and interior design; sales and leasing. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and its operating subsidiaries: Opus Development Company, L.L.C., Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. Specializing in office, industrial, retail, institutional, residential and government projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers solutions for customers on time and on budget. For more information, visit