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Meridian breaks ground on Blue Heron build-to-suit

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Pictured from left to right: Brendon Smith of Meridian Design Build, Donna Elischer of Abbott Land & Investment Corporation, Barb Oborne of Homecourt Real Estate, John Bramlette of Busey Bank, Sean Gallagher of Busey Bank, Pamela and Kevin Miles of Cathay Industries, Bartlett Mayor Kevin Wallace, Ray Deyne of Village of Bartlett, Howard Green of Meridian Design Build, Brian Goralski of Village of Bartlett, Kasey Kluxdal of Harris Architects, Gary Wallsten of Harris Architects and Dean Kelley of Abbott Land & Investment Corporation.

Meridian Design Build recently broke ground on a 100,560-square-foot build-to-suit for Cathay Industries on a 6.79 acre site within Abbott Land & Investment’s Blue Heron Business Park in Bartlett, Illinois. Cathay Industries is a manufacturer of synthetic iron oxide pigments.

The 30-foot clear building will feature eight loading docks, two drive-in doors, 70 auto parking spaces and 4,000 square feet of corporate office space. The building is the fourth facility to be constructed within Blue Heron Business Park. Additional development sites, including several sites zoned to accommodate outside storage, are available for sale or lease. Meridian is completing the project on a design/build basis with Harris Architects providing architectural and structural design services and Mackie Consultants handling the civil engineering design.

“We are very pleased to have been selected to work with Cathay Industries and Abbott Land & Investment on this project and wish Cathay continued growth and success in their new location.” said Meridian Design Build executive vice president, Howard Green.