Ledcor Breaks Ground on 1.7 Million SF Build-to-Suit at Ridgeport Logistics Center

WILMINGTON, IL, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Ledcor announced today that it has begun earthwork and site development on a 1.7 million square foot state-of-the-art regional distribution center at Ridgeport Logistics Center. Contracted by Ridge LEGO LLC on behalf of Michelin, Ledcor has ordered steel and precast for the three-building facility and is scheduled to finish the project in the summer of 2015.  

"We are proud to be the selected construction partner for this state-of-the-art regional distribution center," said Peter Gasparini, Regional Manager for Ledcor. "We appreciate the trust that Michelin and Ridge have in Ledcor to deliver this project." 

RidgePort is a 1,500-acre, rail-served intermodal park with room for 14 million square feet of industrial, warehousing, and logistics buildings, and is being developed by Ridge Development, the industrial arm of Transwestern Development Company. The lead project architect firm is Cornerstone Architects Ltd. in Itasca, IL, and the civil engineering design is being coordinated by Manhard Consulting Ltd. in Vernon Hills, IL.

"The Michelin distribution center will be a showpiece for RidgePort Logistics Center and the city of Wilmington," said Tony Graff, Wilmington city administrator. "The project is already benefitting the city, bringing with it both temporary construction and permanent jobs, a high standard of employee safety, and exceptional community relations."

Ledcor has already completed over $8.5 million in infrastructure work at the RidgePort Logistics Center, including a new signalized intersection at Lorenzo Road and Graaskamp Blvd.

Ledcor's Chicago office is located in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, where it serves the greater Midwest.  Since 1999, Ledcor has served various market sectors from its Chicago office, including light industrial/distribution, heavy industrial, process and manufacturing, commercial multi-family and senior living, and retail. Ledcor has completed over $500 million in building and infrastructure projects from its Chicago offices.  


The Ledcor Group of Companies is one of North America's most diversified construction and industrial companies, serving the building, heavy industrial, civil and Infrastructure, mining, pipeline, power and communications sectors. Ledcor also owns operations in aviation, forestry, marine transportation services, property investment, and wastewater treatment. Ledcor employs more than 7000 people in over 20 offices across North America. Since 1947 Ledcor has been growing with its clients and partners: Forward. Together. Find out how at www.ledcor.com.



SOURCE: Ledcor Industries

For further information: Peter J. Gasparini, LEED AP, Regional Manager, Ledcor Construction Inc., 630-916-1200


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