Case Studies

Urban Outfitters Winpak Portion Packaging Penn Jersey Paper Co.
Kimberly-Clark Corp. Decoma Systems Android Industries
Freightliner, LLC CDW Corporation Pepsi and Quaker Co.
C&S Wholesale Grocers Overhead Door Co. Morgan Distributing
Albert's Organics    

Urban Outfitters Western United States Internet Fulfillment Center
Northern Nevada

Urban Outfitters celebrated the grand opening of its Western United States Internet Fulfillment Center on September 6, 2012. The build-to-suit facility is located on 38.34 acres of development-ready land in Dermody Properties' LogistiCenterSM at Silver Lake. Dermody Properties developed the 462,720 square foot facility, which is USGBC LEED Silver Certified. The URBN Phase 1 building has more than 450,000 square feet of warehouse space, over 10,000 square feet of office space, a sophisticated automated material handling system and a 24/7/365 data center. United Construction, a longtime partner of Dermody Properties, designed and constructed the facility. A future Phase 2 expansion can increase the fulfillment center to 895,360 square feet. 

LEED Silver Certification brings significant tax benefits to Urban Outfitters, whose investment in northern Nevada is estimated to generate more than $3 million in local taxes, 31 percent of which will benefit the Washoe County School District. The Dermody Properties team worked closely with Urban Outfitters, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to create economic benefits for all involved parties.

Winpak Portion Packaging, Inc.
Sauk Village, Illinois

Winpak Portion Packaging's 267,000 square foot facility was completed in March 2012 and is located on a 28-acre site in LogistiCenterSM at Sauk Village. Winpak's warehousing and distribution center will also operate out of the Sauk Village facility. Winpak is a leading multi-national packaging company, and currently operates a manufacturing facility in nearby South Chicago Heights, producing plastic cups and trays for food and beverages.

Winpak's expansion into LogistiCenterSM at Sauk Village will create 40 jobs, with more in the future based on Winpak's anticipated plans to expand their facility to a full 600,000 square feet. Dermody Properties worked closely with the state of Illinois, which provided a $1.6 million business investment package to supplement Winpak's investment in the state-of-the-art facility.

  • 267,000 square feet, expandable to 600,000 square feet
  • 7,500 square feet of office with 4,600 square feet of storage
  • 12,720 square foot maintenance area
  • 111,826 square foot warehouse
  • 32' clear height to ceiling
  • Parking for 150 cars and 25 trailers
  • 15 truck docks with 2 drive-in doors
  • State-of-the-art extrusion and thermoforming equipment operating on a 24/7 schedule

Penn Jersey Paper Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dermody Properties developed a 255,336 square foot build-to-suit corporate headquarters for Penn Jersey Paper (PJP) in Philadelphia, PA. PJP has been a Philadelphia-based, family-owned company for more than 47 years. The company is a fully-integrated distributor of packaging, paper, consumables, and restaurant supplies for major supermarkets, food service operations, and industrial and institutional customers throughout the Northeast. The new project allows the company to retain more than 250 jobs in the City of Philadelphia.

The building is located on a 30-acre site in northeast Philadelphia, purchased by Dermody Properties from the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC). Dermody Properties closely collaborated with PIDC to obtain tax abatements, secure land development approvals, and bring infrastructure to the property. The project received LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • 30,000 square feet of office build-out
  • 35’ clear height to ceiling
  • ESFR fire-suppression system
  • High-efficiency fluorescent T5 light fixtures
  • Two drive-in doors
  • 50’ by 53.75’ bays
  • 40 truck docks
  • Parking for 225 cars

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Logan Township, New Jersey

In August 2009, Dermody Properties completed a new 599,500 square foot build-to-suit distribution facility at LogistiCenterSM at Logan for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB). The facility serves as a key Northeast distribution center for Kimberly-Clark. Sitting on a 60 acre site fronting Commerce Boulevard in Logan Township, the new cross-docked building is expandable to 800,000 square feet. In 2009 the project received LEED Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council. It was among the first distribution buildings in New Jersey to receive this designation. Completion of the building was accomplished ahead of schedule and under budget.

Decoma Systems
Toledo, Ohio

Dermdoy Properties developed this 110,000 square foot light manufacturing and distribution facility in 2005. Decoma Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Magna International, Inc., is a tier-one supplier to the Jeep division of Daimler-Chrysler. This facility services a nearby Jeep assembly plant. The facility includes specialized foundations and other structural improvements for Decoma's manufacturing equipment.

Android Industries
Flint, Michigan

Dermody Properties developed a 460,000 square foot automotive parts sequencing and distribution facility for Auburn Hills, Michigan-based Android Industries in 2006. Android provides just-in-time parts delivery to the General Motors truck assembly plant in Flint. This cross-docked facility was constructed on a 59-acre site and involved significant site challenges, including impacts to wetland and extensive soil stabilization.

Freightliner, LLC
Logan Township, New Jersey

This 360,000 square foot distribution facility was completed in 2007 at LogistiCenterSM at Logan. This facility serves as the Northeast regional distribution center for Freightliner. The facility is single-loaded and can accommodate up to 70 loading docks, four drive-in doors and parking for more than 300 cars.

CDW Corporation
North Las Vegas, Nevada

Dermody Properties completed this 513,000 square foot build-to-suit for CDW at LogistiCenterSM at North Las Vegas in 2006. This distribution center was outfitted with over $30 million in automation, conveyors, sorters, racking, security systems, cabling and computer equipment. 50,000 square feet of office and enclosed assembly areas, secured receiving areas, 38,000 square foot mezzanine and elevator are other notable features of this facility. The facility will serve CDW customers in the Western United States.

Pepsi and Quaker Co. 
Carlisle, Pennsylvania

In 2008, Dermody Properties completed new facilities for PepsiCo, Inc. and Quaker Sales & Distribution totaling 1,578,000 square feet in two adjacent buildings at the LogistiCenterSM at Carlisle. This transaction consolidated the Mid-Atlantic distribution operations for Pepsi Concentrate North America and Quaker, Tropicana, and Gatorade brands into a single location in a long-term lease arrangement. PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that each generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales.

The buildings are the best example of a very successful partnership between Dermody Properties and North Middletown Township to keep these prestigious companies in central Pennsylvania. The buildings are cross-docked with T5 fluorescent lights, TPO roofs, and separate spaces for cooler, conditioned storage, and flammable storage. 

  • 15,000 square feet of office
  • 32’ clear height to ceiling
  • 75’ staging bays
  • 170 truck docks
  • 6 drive-in doors
  • ESFR fire safety system
  • Parking for 800 trailers and 228 cars

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Allentown, Pennsylvania

In 2007, Dermody Properties completed a 1,010,000 square foot build-to-suit for C&S at LogistiCenterSM at Allentown, bringing the total space leased to C&S to 1,780,000 square feet in two parks.

The Allentown facility is a regional distribution center from which C&S serves its major grocery chain and independent clients in the Northeast, employing 580 people. Ranked by Forbes as the 12th largest privately held company in the United States, C&S has provided first-class warehousing and distribution services for more than 90 years to the largest supermarket chains in the nation. Dermody Properties worked with Lower Nazareth Township and the state of Pennsylvania to develop the facility and obtain incentives to allow this large employer to operate in a state-of-the-art facility.

  • 18,685 square feet of office
  • 32’ clear height to ceiling
  • 60’ staging bays
  • 115 truck docks
  • 4 drive-in doors
  • ESFR fire safety system
  • Parking for 435 trailers and 287 cars

Overhead Door Company
Reno, Nevada

Dermody Properties signed a long-term lease and completed this 162,500 square foot build-to-suit for Overhead Door Company in 2000. This facility serves as a regional distribution center for Overhead Door Company.

Morgan Distributing
Portland, Oregon

In May 2010, Dermody Properties completed a 105,000 square foot office headquarters and distribution facility on 10.75 acres in northeast Portland for Morgan Distributing, a beverage distributor. The project has a multitude of specialized features, including a maintenance facility, nearly 20,000 square feet of office space, an air conditioned warehouse, and heavy-load bearing mezzanine storage areas.

Collaborating in a true design-build program, Dermody Properties coordinated project specifications with input from the client, various consultants, and Dermody Properties' architect and contractor. To deliver the project within a tight time frame, construction continued throughout the winter in adverse weather conditions. The final product not only greatly improves operational efficiencies for Morgan, but also provides a showcase headquarters for its employees and valued customers.

  • 105,000 square feet, expandable to 164,008 square feet
  • 4,800 square foot maintenance building with fueling station
  • 18,551 square feet of office with assembly area
  • 60° main warehouse and 39° cooler room
  • 30’ clear height to ceiling
  • 17 dock-high doors, 3 grade-level doors
  • T5 light fixtures and ESFR fire safety system