The Opus Group® and Tire Wholesalers Company Inc. Announce Pre-lease of Industrial Building at Former Detroit Artillery Armory Site in Oak Park, Mich.

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The Opus Group (Opus) and Tire Wholesalers Company Inc. (TWI) announced today that TWI has pre-leased a 275,401-square-foot industrial building currently under construction at the former Detroit Artillery Armory site in Oak Park, Mich. On Tuesday, June 14, Opus, TWI and the City of Oak Park held a celebration at the construction site located at 15100 Eight Mile Rd.

TWI is a regional tire distribution company currently in Troy, Michigan. Slated for completion by the end of the year, the building will be Tire Wholesalers' new headquarters and distribution center.

“We are excited to be developing a modern industrial building on this prime infill parcel in Oak Park while helping Tire Wholesalers bring their vision for the future to life," said Mike Robinson, senior director of real estate development for Opus.

“Our business has grown considerably in the past five years," said Tire Wholesalers' Founder Ross Kogel Sr. “We are excited to join the Oak Park community and grateful to move to a larger headquarters where we can further update our warehouse technologies and logistics systems."

“This a welcomed development for the City of Oak Park as it creates additional job opportunities and adds to the City's tax base," said Oak Park City Manager Erik Tungate. “To have the former armory site built out is a long-time dream realized and we are so excited to have such successful and community-minded businesses make this dream a reality."

Opus is the developer, design-builder, architect and structural engineer of record.

About Tire Wholesalers Company Inc.:

Tire Wholesalers is a family-owned business founded by Ross Kogel Sr. on Eight Mile Road in Southfield, Michigan in 1970. The company has locations in Troy, Michigan (moving to Oak Park, Michigan), as well as Cadillac, Michigan; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Hammond, Indiana. Tire Wholesalers can be accessed on the internet at

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, retail and institutional 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 and follow @TheOpusGroup on Twitter and Instagram.