Chicago, Illinois – MC Machinery Systems and its partners The Opus Group, Elk Grove Village, and Heitman Architects held an official groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at the construction site for the new corporate headquarters. The groundbreaking ceremony recognized individuals that were instrumental in planning the new facility. Attendees witnessed the current land clearing and preparation of the 11.7-acre lot (on which the facility will be constructed) and participated in a virtual reality experience simulating standing in the lobby of the future headquarters.
Located at 85 Northwest Pt. in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, construction of the new 175,000-square-foot corporate headquarters is slated to be completed in December 2016.
“When deciding on a location for our new facility, we knew we wanted to stay close to Chicago’s interstate 90 due to the numerous partners in the area as well as proximity to O’Hare International Airport,” says Pat Simon, marketing and corporate planning manager, MC Machinery. “But our main concern was our employees and choosing a location that would be close to our existing facility while providing them a new, state-of-art place to come to work to everyday. We are extremely proud of our long-tenured employees and want to preserve that.”
The new facility will include a variety of spaces specifically tailored to accommodate customer product demonstrations, research and development, machine refurbishment and a call center for customer support. In total, the building will feature 50,000 square feet of office space spread across two stories, 75,000 square feet of ancillary office and storage areas and a 50,000-square-foot showroom to showcase MC Machinery’s equipment.
Opus Design Build, L.L.C. is the design-builder, Opus AE Group, L.L.C. is the structural engineer of record and Heitman Architects is the architect of record and the design architect that used its unique DB3 design-build approach for this project.
“We are pleased to work with MC Machinery Systems on its new headquarters,” says Jim Caesar, regional vice president, Opus Design Build. “We are seeing a high demand for this type of facility right now – a flex/multi use office – and we think it’s the perfect structure for MC Machinery’s expanded capabilities and facility needs.”
MC Machinery will stay in its nearby Wood Dale facility until construction is complete.
Source: MC Machinery