Search for Manufacturing Facility

Search for a Former Plastics Manufacturing Facility, 70k+ SF w/rail

Regional Managers and Account Managers:

A distributor of plastics products is seeking a former plastics manufacturing facility in which they can produce their products. They are currently distributing their products to the retail market across the U.S. Below are the key requirements:

· 70k SF of former plastics manufacturing space expandable to 150k SF
· 24' minimum ceiling height
· Rail service to the building
· Storage silos
· Purchase or lease

The plastics distributor is not interested in retrofitting a facility or build-to-suit offers due to the cost involved. If there is not a former plastics manufacturing facility available in the next 6-8 months that meets their needs, the company will just remain in the distribution business. There is an industrial broker that has been assisting the company in its search over the last five months. Therefore, communities may have heard of this site search project. If the company is able to establish a manufacturing facility, they plan to hire 75 workers. The company is searching in Indiana and Ohio and may look in Nevada as well for this type of facility.

For communities with a former plastics manufacturing facility meeting the above requirements, please submit information on the facility to

There is no deadline for the submittal of information.

Thank you in advance.


Dave Pierson
Economic Development Representative
IL Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
100 W. Randolph St., Suite 3-400
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-1346
Fax: 312-814-5247

Scott PettyNorth Central Region
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Office of Regional Outreach
Peoria Office
100 SW. Water St.
Peoria, Illinois 61602
Office: 309-676-5704 Mobile: 309-264-7553 Fax: 309-676-5704