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TollesonCenter, Cassidy Turley

Inland Kenworth Purchases 17-Acre Parcel in Tolleson

Cassidy Turley announced that Inland Kenworth has purchased 17 acres at the southwest corner of 83rd Avenue and Interstate 10 for nearly $5M. The seller was Rados Properties—Arizona Land, LLC.

Cassidy Turley Senior Vice President Steve Mardian represented Inland Kenworth in the sale transaction. Allen Lowe, Principal with Lee & Associates, represented Rados Properties.

According to Greg Sternberg, Vice President, Inland Kenworth (US) Inc., “Inland will provide new and used truck sales, parts sales, service sales, body shop repair and PacLease truck leasing and rental in our new location, and will employ between 110-150 employees with sales between $150M and $200M.”

Inland plans to build an 85,000 to 100,000-square-foot facility at the 83rd Avenue location with a target completion of late fall 2014. Nineteen years ago, Inland built its current Phoenix location on 59th Avenue just south of I-10 and in late 2012, sold it to the Arizona Department of Transportation to accommodate the upcoming South Mountain Bypass project. Mardian explained, “Inland Kenworth was looking for a location that provided them with good visibility and great ingress and egress to the site for their customers. Finding 17 acres in Tolleson that was part of the undeveloped business park was a bonus, as that became the catalyst for developing the entire park to support other commercial transportation businesses.”

“The addition of Inland Kenworth to our community affirms the city of Tolleson’s firm grasp on trucking commerce in the southwest region,” said Tolleson’s Mayor Adolfo F. Gámes. “This is the third truck sales, parts and service provider to locate in our city. We are pleased that our years of investment in industrial development are now paying off for our community in the form of retail development.”.

Inland will be the first occupant of a new 85-acre business park in Tolleson. Rados Properties is developing the park with improved lots starting at approximately four acres available for sale. Les Brown, Operations Executive for Rados Properties, explained, “We are delighted to have concluded this sale to Inland Kenworth, especially since they have previously purchased land from us in Tucson for their facility there. We expect Rados Tolleson Center to be a very successful project because we have a great anchor tenant; the City is business friendly; the site has great freeway exposure; and it is ideally located for the sale and distribution of goods and products to the southwestern United States.”  Lee & Associates has the marketing assignment for the business park.

Pictured above from left to right: Tony Grinstead, Maintenance and Engineering Senior Resource, Pepsi Beverage Company; Tom Schaefer, Director of Resource Conservation, Pepsi Beverage Company; Curt Hilliker, VP Commercial Division, Sun Valley Solar Solutions; Jeff Rutkowski, Maintenance and Engineering Senior Manager, Pepsi Beverage Company.

Chandler-Based Solar Company Wins Bid for Gatorade Bottling Facility

Sun Valley Solar Solutions has been awarded a 1.7MW solar PV project for the Gatorade bottling and packaging facility in Tolleson, Arizona.

The project attracted interest from six leading solar energy companies from across the U.S. Chandler-based Sun Valley Solar Solutions assembled the winning bid that includes all engineering, procurement, and installation services.

“We really wanted to find a team that could deliver the complete package-from design and installation, to ongoing support,” explained Tom Schaefer, Director of Resource Conservation for PepsiCo. “While there were several very solid contenders, Sun Valley Solar Solutions delivered on all the key metrics required for a project this size. I’m confident that we’ve selected a great partner for this job, and thrilled that the project went to a local team.”

Sun Valley Solar Solutions begins construction at the Tolleson plant this month. The project, which will be fully constructed by the end of 2013, is expected to provide over 3 million kWh of energy annually.

System components include more than 5,000 Canadian Solar modules, along with top-grade stainless steel racking from Michigan-based Applied Energy Technologies(AET), and 3 Advanced Energy inverters.

“Gatorade understands the positive impact that clean energy can bring to the bottom line as well as to the community around them,” commented Curt Hilliker, VP of the Commercial Division at Sun Valley Solar Solutions. “Their leadership plays an important role in driving the acceptance of commercial-scale solar energy, and we’re tremendously excited to partner with them on such an important initiative.”

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SRP Donates $94,500 to Nonprofit Agencies

Salt River Project employees are turning their volunteer hours into much-needed funds for the nonprofit organizations they assist through the SRP Dollars for Doers program.

The program contributes funds, ranging from $250 to $1,000, directly to community nonprofits based upon the number of volunteer hours donated during the 2012 calendar year by SRP employees. The grant program is designed to provide funding to nonprofit agencies that are also supported by the volunteer efforts of SRP employees.

“SRP has a distinct heritage built upon responding to the needs of our customers and the communities in which they live, and we recognize the value of providing support to organizations whose programs are improving the lives of our community,” said Jen Martyn who manages the SRP Volunteer Program.

SRP donated $94,500 to 106 nonprofit agencies in which 141 SRP employees donated more than 29,000 hours of their time and experience in cities throughout the Valley, including Avondale, Camp Verde, Casa Grande, Chandler, Douglas, El Mirage, Gilbert, Glendale, Higley, Litchfield Park, Mesa, Page, Peoria, Phoenix, Pine Top, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Scottsdale, St. Johns, Tempe and Tolleson and Tucson.

Employees contributed to their community in a number of ways, including:

· coaching youth football, baseball, soccer and swimming,
· providing children with special needs horse therapy rides,
· ushering during arts and cultural events,
· preparing meals for those in need,
· mentoring and providing leadership to youth and
· assisting schools through parent-teacher organizations and booster clubs.

Traffic Congestion, Ways to Reduce in Phoenix, AZ

Public Identifies Transit Priorities for Southwest Valley

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), in partnership with West Valley cities and through extensive input from residents, has completed a transit system study that identifies a local transit plan for the Southwest Valley.

MAG has worked in partnership over the past year with the cities of Phoenix, Avondale, Goodyear, Tolleson, Litchfield Park, the town of Buckeye, Maricopa County, and Valley Metro in developing the plan, which is based on the transportation needs and priorities identified by more than 2,000 Southwest Valley residents. Residents prioritized a local transit system that is accessible, affordable, convenient, and connects to regional transit services.

The short-, mid- and long-term strategies in the plan for local transit services will guide communities in implementing new services as additional revenues become available.

A drop-in open house will be held this week to enable residents to see the plan maps and talk to the project team:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Centerra Mirage Elementary School
15151 W. Centerra Dr. South
Goodyear, AZ

The executive summary of the plan will be posted to the project website March 13th at http://www.azmag.gov/Projects/Project.asp?CMSID=4173. The full plan will be posted shortly thereafter. For more information, please contact Jorge Luna, MAG transit planner, atjluna@azmag.gov or by calling (602) 254-6300.

Tolleson Warehouse

8-Year, 238,450 SF Lease Signed For Tolleson Warehouse

A major lease was recently completed at Westside Business Park Bldg 4, 8602 W. Buckeye Rd. in Tolleson.

The 8-year, 238,450 SF lease transaction is for more than 40% of the 535,213 SF warehouse.

Lee & Associates principals Allen Lowe and Matt Hobaica negotiated on behalf of the lessor, LBA Realty of Irvine, Calif. Tony Lydon and Marc Hertzberg of Jones Lang LaSalle represented the tenant, Communication Test Design of West Chester, Pa.

The Class A industrial building was built in 2007 and is part of the 66-acre Westside Business Park. The building features 32-foot clear height, 44 dock doors, 2 grade level doors and excellent access to Interstate 10 and Loop 101 freeways.

“This property is in a choice location and provides the structural amenities the tenant was looking for,” Lowe said. “A long-term lease commitment maximizes value for both sides. It’s a win-win.”

Communication Test Design will take occupancy this October.