The Opus Group (Opus) announced today the start of construction on an industrial build-to-suit in West Dundee, Illinois. WEN Power Tools, founded nearly 70 years ago and owned by Great Lakes Technologies, will relocate its headquarters to the Oakview Corporate Park near previous Opus projects,
The 180,623-square-foot building will be more than three times larger than their current space and will have a large, efficiently-designed warehouse, a 1,900-square-foot showroom and a 4,000-square-foot office area. The building will have 21 truck dock doors, two drive-in doors and 32-foot clear height. There will also be a nearly 2,000-square-foot future office build out on the north side of the building, which WEN will lease on a short-term basis. The new headquarters has convenient access to Interstate 90.
“Our team is excited to support WEN Power Tools with a space that will suit their business objectives and growing needs," said Jim Caesar, regional vice president of construction for Opus. “We've been fortunate to work with diverse clients in Oakview Corporate Park and knew we could provide a functional, efficient space for the company."
“Since our founding, we've strived every day to provide our customers with the high quality tools they need to meet their production goals," said Larry Wang, president of WEN Products. “We're excited about our partnership with Opus and confident that the state-of-the-art distribution center in West Dundee will only help us live out our founder, Nick Anton's vision and strengthen our existing reputation as a long-time provider of reliable power tools."
Opus is providing development services and is the design-builder, interior designer and architect and structural engineer of record. Eric Chang from U.S. Asia Investment Group, LLC represented WEN Power Tools and Noel Liston from Darwin Realty represented Opus. The project is slated for March 2021 completion.
About The Opus Group:
The Opus Group® is a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design 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. 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 industrial, office, residential, student living, senior living, institutional and retail 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 www.opus-group.com and follow @TheOpusGroup on Twitter and @theopusgroup on Instagram.