Building will house the company’s North American training center, plus conference and office facilities
VanTrust LLC recently broke ground for a second building at Blazer Parkway in Dublin, and has signed Mac Tools, a subsidiary of Stanley Black & Decker, as its sole tenant. Located at 5195 Blazer Parkway, Mac Tools signed a long-term lease for 42,000 square feet in Blazer Tech II. It will be used as the company’s North American training center, with trainees flying in from all over North America to receive instruction on hand tools and specialty items, as well as a full range of power tools, electronics, and shop equipment. Completion of the building is expected in the first quarter of 2022.
“We are extremely pleased that Mac Tools has selected Blazer Tech II as the new home for its all-important training center, and know that it will greatly contribute to the growth of Dublin, a rapidly expanding suburb of Columbus,” said Phil Rasey, vice president of development at VanTrust. “We are excited to build a relationship with Mac Tools and look forward to delivering a world class facility, on time and under budget.”
Said Phil Cox, President, Mac Tools. “Mac Tools has a product line in excess of 42,000 items, manufacturing some of the finest tools in the world, A training center is, therefore, vital to our business, where we can educate technicians working in shops, as well as provide support for our distributors in the field. VanTrust’s plan for Blazer Tech II fit our requirements perfectly. We were looking for a one-story, modern yet customizable, facility that would serve as the cornerstone of our training program. VanTrust provided us with the solution, and we know this new base of operation will be a huge asset moving forward.”
Ford & Associates is the architectural firm retained for the building design with Pepper Construction the contractor. Brandon Ellis and Todd Greiner, CBRE, were the brokers for VanTrust, while Locke Burnette and Brian Douglas of Cushman & Wakefield represented Mac Tools.
“Mac Tools is one in a long line of contributors to VanTrust’s continued success,” noted Rasey. “The 42,000 square feet it has leased is the latest addition to the more than 80,000 square feet of office space we have leased over the past month within the City of Dublin. We are grateful for the partnership with the City and its help in expediting the approval process and maintaining our momentum on Blazer Parkway.”