Becknell Industrial to Build Warehouse for Kraft Foods in Champaign

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - October 17, 2013) - Becknell Industrial has been chosen by Kraft Foods Group to develop and build a new warehouse to support its existing facility in Champaign, Illinois. The 730,000 square foot warehouse will be situated on a 35-acre parcel adjacent to its manufacturing site, which is Kraft's largest production facility in North America.

"Becknell Industrial has been providing Kraft with one-stop design and build services for many years," said John Dattilo, Kraft Corporate Real Estate. "They've proven their ability to understand our business and real estate needs. We're confident Becknell will provide the excellent service and deliver the first-rate project we expect."

Becknell has had a long-standing relationship with Kraft Foods. Through the years, the Company has developed over 30 projects for Kraft. Many of these properties continue to be owned and leased by Becknell.

"Becknell has been providing real estate solutions for Kraft across the United States for many years. Kraft remains one of our largest and most loyal clients. We are honored that Kraft has chosen Becknell to build this new facility -- especially in Champaign, where we began our business," said Dan Harrington, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

About Becknell Industrial

Becknell Industrial specializes in the development, investment and management of industrial properties across the United States. The company currently owns 98 properties totaling 9.1 million square feet in 35 states and currently has an additional 1.1 million square feet of space in the initial stage of development. In addition to Kraft, Becknell's build-to-suit clients include such companies as TRW Automotive, Mondelēz, USG Corp., PPG, Bimbo Bakeries, Magna International and Owens & Minor. Vertically integrated, Becknell is responsible for every aspect of the project providing the decision-making authority and expertise to meet client expectations for a high-performance facility delivered on time and on budget. Founded in Champaign, Becknell now has offices located in Chicago, Indianapolis and Dallas. 

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