Julian Electric to move HQ to Lockport
LOCKPORT -- Julian Electric said it will relocate its corporate headquarters from Westmont to Lockport.
After 40 years in Westmont, the electrical device manufacturer has acquired 19 acres of land from ML Realty Partners in Heritage Crossing corporate park, near I-355 and 143rd Street in Lockport. Julian Electric will be constructing a 175,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art global headquarters and manufacturing facility. The new facility will immediately accommodate 300 employees while Julian Electric targets its aggressive growth plan to vastly expand its team. The building will be expandable to more than 300,000 square feet and will include over 15,000 square feet of office space as well as parking to accommodate over 400 employees.
After a multistate search evaluating various opportunities over several years, Julian Electric executives agreed Heritage Crossing was the best fit for its firm to continue its renowned service and accommodate its future growth.
"Relocating to Heritage Crossing in Lockport was a clear decision and will provide us with a prominent address within a corporate setting," stated Ken Julian, co-president at Julian Electric. "Officials in Will County and the City of Lockport were extremely helpful and welcoming. The multiyear incentive package provided by the County and City will be essential in assisting us to turn this consolidation into a reality and a long-term home for our firm."
Dan Leahy and Joe Bronson, executive vice presidents with NAI Hiffman's Industrial Services group, represented Julian Electric and provided site selection and incentive negotiation services. Mark Moran, executive vice president, and John Whitehead, vice president, also with NAI Hiffman, represented ML Realty Partners in the sale of the land site.
Kyle Schumacher with Ketone Partners will provide construction management services with Cornerstone Architects and Morgan Harbor Construction building the facility on behalf of Julian Electric.