(Lebanon, Ind. – Aug. 19, 2014) Duke Realty Corporation’s (Duke Realty) Indianapolis office has been selected as the general contractor for Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC’s new 181,169-square-foot facility in Lebanon Business Park located off I-65 in Lebanon, Ind. The building, which will be constructed on a 11.4-acre parcel in the northeast corner of the park on Mt. Zion Road, will be used as a baking and distribution center for the Brownsburg, Ind.-based company that produces and sells frozen baked products to in-store bakeries and grocery retailers in North America. Maplehurst Bakeries is a division of Canada-based Weston Foods.
“We are pleased to have been chosen by Maplehurst Bakeries to oversee the construction of its new manufacturing and distribution facility,” said Charlie Podell, Senior Vice President of Duke Realty’s Indiana operations. “We are committed to bringing the same dedication to quality and customer service in constructing this facility as the other buildings we have delivered in Lebanon Business Park since 1995. Maplehurst’s investment in Lebanon will improve the tax base and provide hundreds of good-paying jobs.”
Construction of Maplehurst Bakeries’ new facility will begin this month with delivery slated for late March 2015. The building will include a 50,000-square-foot freezer/cold dock area, office and warehouse/production space and 32′ clear height.
“We look forward to moving into this new state-of the-art facility and the additional capacity it will give Maplehurst Bakeries to better serve our North American customers with a wider product assortment,” said Kevin McDonough, president of Maplehurst Bakeries’ Weston Food’s frozen division. “Lebanon Business Park offers a great combination of superior highway access, a strong labor force and pro-business local government. The Duke Realty team has been working closely with us to ensure that the new building meets all of our requirements for food manufacturing and distribution.”
Bryan Poynter with Cassidy Turley represented Maplehurst Bakeries in the transaction. Duke Realty was represented by Rich Prestholt and Blaine Paul and Kate Ems.
About Maplehurst Bakeries
Maplehurst Bakeries is headquartered in Brownsburg, Indiana. For more than 40 years, it has provided its retail customers with in-store bakery expertise and a wide array of profitable, quality baked goods. Maplehurst enjoys the support of parent company Weston Foods, Canada’s largest fresh and frozen baking company. It operates state-of-the-art facilities nationwide, and its world-class frozen distribution network reaches every corner of the country.
About Lebanon Business Park
Duke Realty’s Lebanon Business Park is a 1,250-acre, master-planned industrial development located just off I-65 in Lebanon, Indiana. The park includes 22 Duke Realty-delivered buildings with approximately 6.6 million square feet of industrial, manufacturing and distribution space. Lebanon Business Park is also a fully functional rail industrial park, giving manufacturers, retailers and third-party logistics providers convenient access to incoming and outgoing shipments. Approximately 300 acres that can support up to 5.2 million square feet in 7–10 buildings are still available for development. Interested parties are invited to contact Duke Realty at 317.808.6000.
About Duke Realty
Duke Realty owns, maintains an interest in or has under development approximately 156.5 million rentable square feet of industrial and office assets, including medical office, in 22 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty is available at www.dukerealty.com. Duke Realty also can be followed on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.