Orbus Exhibit & Display Group (Orbus), one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions, announced June 25 that the company’s Illinois-based facilities in Niles and Bolingbrook, Ill., consolidated and relocated into a new, custom-built 350,000 square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Woodridge, Ill.
Construction of the built-to-suit property began in September 2013, and remarkable progress was made through May 2014. Orbus’ new facility located at 9033 Murphy Road in the Union Pointe business park in Woodridge, Ill., will benefit from its strategic location in the northeast quadrant of Interstates 355 and 55, which is easily accessible to airports, downtown Chicago and surrounding areas.
“We are thankful to have the opportunity to consolidate operations and have a new home that will support the company’s continued growth and expansion needs and goals. The experience has been enlightening and challenging,” said Giles Douglas, president and CEO, Orbus. “It was a year ago last May that we partnered with Conor Commercial and within nine short months, construction and all area build-outs were completed. We look forward to hosting our partners and customers in the new building in the coming months.”
The new facility provides a consolidated and much larger space for Orbus’ Illinois-based manufacturing and production operations. Developed by Conor Commercial, the building includes 272,511 square feet of warehouse space; 20 dock doors; a 20,000 square-foot production area; a 62,000 square-foot graphics production space; a two-floor, 55,000 square-foot office; and generous parking. To accommodate future growth, space for an additional 82,000 square-foot expansion and 100 parking spots was included in the building’s design.
The strategic planning and timing of the relocation was executed to minimally impact Orbus’ dealer partners. In the process, Orbus’ sales and administration did not experience any downtime, and its hardware and graphics orders and production were seamlessly channeled to its Las Vegas team temporarily.
“On top of some of its busiest production months, the team was able to design and manufacture over 300 cubicles, custom-build structures for its lobby, reception area, conference rooms, graphics print room and more,” said Jim Apostle, executive vice president, Orbus. “The teamwork, planning, dedication and execution by the staff [have] made me personally proud to work with such a talented group.”
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group is a market-leading, privately owned group of companies that specialize in the manufacture and trade only supply of portable modular and custom modular, exhibit and display products, graphics and solutions. Companies and brands within the group include Orbus365, SignPro Systems, Origin and Nimlok. Orbus has facilities in Woodridge, Ill., and Las Vegas, Nev.
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