750,000-square-foot building will consolidate several warehouses and fuel economic growth in the region
VanTrust Real Estate, LLC has been selected by Fortune 500 company Owens Corning to build a state-of-the-art warehouse in the City of Heath, Ohio. The 750,000-square-foot building will consolidate much of the company’s existing warehouse capacity in the region. VanTrust broke ground on the site in mid-April and expects to complete the project by the end of the year. The new warehouse will be located at 840 Thornwood Drive in Heath, Ohio. Pepper Construction Group is in charge of construction, with RED Architecture and The Kleingers Group handling the design. Owens Corning will take occupancy in early 2022. Owens Corning was represented by AJ Magner, Josh Heiple and Michael Mullady with CBRE.
“We occupy several distribution warehouses in the general area but realized that it was an economic advantage to update our supply chain with one large distribution center,” said Jim Eckert, Global Real Estate Solutions at Owens Corning. “VanTrust put together a package that included an excellent building site that was large enough for a modern warehouse, within our budget, and convenient to our Insulation plant in Newark.”
VanTrust worked closely with the City of Heath and GROW Licking County to create a development that met Owens Corning’s and the City of Heath’s goals. Included within the development is the construction of a three-lane public road, which will provide easy access to the site and open up future land for development.
“We worked quickly to identify a build-to-suit site for the project and through the partnership with the city, we were able to turn a piece of farm land into a modern 750,000 square foot warehouse,” said Phil Rasey, vice president of development at VanTrust. “We were selected because we put together a complete package that met all of Owens Corning’s operational and budget requirements. Essentially, we were able to put together a real estate solution that delivered for Owens Corning. We are immensely proud of this new collaboration.”
City of Heath Mayor Mark Johns said, “Our community has the feel of a small hometown where residents know their neighbors. However, we are a progressive city that has experienced exceptional growth in the last 10 years. We are pleased that Owens Corning is not only staying in Heath but laying down more roots thanks to the development that VanTrust has put together. It’s the kind of news we welcome here. Owens Corning is a well-known company that will be a great addition to our community.”