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Basic Metals will open manufacturing plant in Goodyear

Basic Metals Inc., an independently-owned aluminum service center and supplier plans to open a new manufacturing and distribution center in Goodyear, AZ, company officials, announced this week.

The announcement comes following the Wisconsin-based company’s recent purchase of an industrial building at 15635 W. Illini Street near MC85 and Estrella Parkway.

Specializing in aluminum sheet, coil and circles, Basic Metals provides an unparalleled level of aluminum expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to the area. Basic Metals supplies aluminum to manufacturers, metal fabricators and metal spinners.

“We are pleased that Basic Metals has chosen Goodyear for its place of operations,” said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. “As Goodyear’s manufacturing sector continues to grow, we will also see supply chains expand. This presents the city with more economic development opportunities.”

Basic Metals plans to open in September, and employ eight to 10 workers. The acreage of the property provides the opportunity for a large expansion in the future, said Todd Fogel, President of Basic Metals, Inc.

“We have created many wonderful partnerships and relationships with our customers in Arizona while servicing them from our facility in Wisconsin,” Fogel said.  “We wanted to take the next step to further show our commitment to the markets we serve by opening a facility in the area. We look forward to building stronger relationships with our current customers as well as developing new relationships in the area.”

Working with brokers, Brian Gleason, SIOR and Bonnie Halley, CCIM of Phoenix West Commercial, Basic Metals closed the deal on the purchase of the building on July 20.  Will Strong, Mike Haenel, Andy Markham and Phil Haenel represented the seller, Gemscor Series, LLC of El Segundo, Calif.

Kevin McAllister, Chief Financial Officer of Basic Metals, Inc. said, “The addition of a new processing facility in Goodyear, Arizona is a significant investment for our company to make. We view Goodyear as an ideal city for our company to expand too. The growth the city has seen over the past decade made this decision very appealing to us.”


Lockheed Martin signs lease in Goodyear

Lockheed Martin, a publicly traded aerospace and defense company, announced on Monday, Aug. 11 that it has signed a two-year lease for 31,540 square-feet of office space in Buildings 12 and 13 at 1300 S. Litchfield Road in Goodyear.

Jones Lang LaSalle acted as Lockheed’s broker in the transaction.

The landlord, Reliance Management, is pleased to have a new lease insuring that Lockheed employees will continue to work at the historical site, keeping slightly more than 50 jobs in Goodyear, including its Flight Operations Group and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SARS) program. For more than 80 years, 1300 S. Litchfield Road has been the home to Goodyear Aviation and other aviation companies, and home to the GS & IS Division of Lockheed Martin since the 1990s.

Presently, Lockheed occupies more than 400,000 square feet of space at 1300 S. Litchfield Road (1300 SLR) in eleven buildings which they intend to vacate over the next two years.

The announcement came as good news as the high-paying jobs retained at the Goodyear site will allow Lockheed Martin to maintain its aerospace presence in the city.

“We are pleased and excited that Lockheed Martin has come to an agreement with the property owner to continue working at the Goodyear site,” said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. “Lockheed Martin’s commitment to keep part of its operations here underscores that Goodyear remains a great place to do business. The aerospace and defense industry will be key to Goodyear’s future, and we will continue to support those businesses, like Lockheed Martin, who provide quality jobs for our residents.”

A Lockheed Martin official echoed Mayor Lord’s sentiments.

“Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training is excited to be part of the Goodyear community today and into the future,” said Jeffrey Paul, manager of Airborne Ground Surveillance Radar Systems for Lockheed Martin.

“Our Airborne Ground Surveillance Radar Systems have a legacy going back to the invention of Synthetic Aperture Radar at the Goodyear site more than 50 years ago,” Paul added.

Reliance Management working with brokers, Brian Gleason, SIOR and Bonnie Halley, CCIM of Phoenix West Commercial of Litchfield Park have been marketing space in four buildings previously occupied by Lockheed. There are three office buildings totaling 22,837 square feet as well as a 13,138 square foot data center available for immediate occupancy. Phoenix West Commercial is also actively marketing the remaining 11 buildings totaling 412,160 square feet.