PLAINFIELD, INDIANA – Browning, the leading Indianapolis-based commercial real estate development and construction firm, and Prologis (PLD-NYSE) a premier owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate in global and regional markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia, are pleased to announce the lease of a 622,400 square foot industrial distribution facility in Plainfield, Indiana to Hartz Mountain Corporation. The building – which was the first speculative industrial development in the Indianapolis market since 2008 – was leased to Hartz prior to completion of construction. The general contractor of the building and tenant improvements was Browning Construction, Inc.
The Hartz Mountain Corporation manufactures and markets products that optimize pet health and overall well-being. The AirTech Park location will serve as its main distribution facility in the United States. “We are pleased to provide Hartz with a location that allows for state-of-the-art distribution of products throughout the U.S. Hartz will be a great addition to the industrial and distribution who’s who in the Plainfield community and the State of Indiana for years to come,” said John Hirschman, President of Browning.
“Because of its strong, available labor pool combined with an extensive interstate system, Indianapolis continues to be a destination of choice for distribution powerhouses ranging from Amazon to Pepsi-Co and now Hartz Mountain Corporation. The market continues to outperform other competing Midwest cities and is expected to be a preferred location for distribution companies looking for a centralized location,” said Elizabeth Kauchak, Vice President and Market Officer for Prologis.
This state-of-the-art, modern bulk distribution center is located in AirTech Park on Ronald Reagan Parkway north of Stafford Road. The building represents the ninth building co-developed by Browning and Prologis for a total of 6,170,377 square feet.
The Hartz Mountain Corporation line of pet products was born in 1932 with packaged bird food, and expanded through the 1950s into aquatic supplies as well as dog and cat products, most notably the Hartz flea & tick collar—still the #1 selling flea & tick collar for both cats and dogs. Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, The Hartz Mountain Corporation has been making pet products with love, for people like you who love their pets, for over 80 years. Hartz flea control offers pet parents many solutions to protect their pets and their homes. From flea drops to flea treatments for the home and yard, Hartz has the solution for you. Hartz’s over 1,500 innovative products are sold through 40,000 U.S. and Canadian retail outlets.
Founded in 1977, Browning remains one of the premier development companies in Indianapolis and is engaged in the acquisition, development, construction, leasing, management, ownership and disposition of investment real estate properties. In total, Browning has developed and constructed more than 22 million square feet of space.
Prologis, Inc., is the leading owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, focused on global and regional markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia. As of March 31, 2012, Prologis owned or had investments in, on a consolidated basis or through unconsolidated joint ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 584 million square feet (54.2 million square meters) in 22 countries. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 4,500 customers, including manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistics providers and other enterprises. For additional information about the company, go to http://www.prologis.com.