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Sekisui’s renovated Customer Collaboration and Finance offices featuring Sage glass (above) and before construction (below)

Blue Rock completed renovations to SEKISUI Polymer Innovation’s 340,000-square-foot manufacturing campus in Bloomsburg, PA with some dramatic results. 

Eight months after construction started, the facility now includes a new four-level, 72-foot Blend Tower. SEKISUI SPI, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty polymers, will use the 4,800-square-foot tower to manufacture advanced materials used in aerospace and mass transit applications.

The Blend Tower also includes two large roof hatches to allow a crane to remove or add equipment when needed.

Along with the tower, the SEKISUI SPI project included interior and facade renovations:

  • A new 10,000-square-foot appLab™, which is a process area to turn raw product into prototype applications, features an interior mezzanine for office space, plus a workshop area
  • A 4,600-square-foot facade upgrade featuring Sage glass and insulated metal panels to its Customer Collaboration and Finance offices
  • Full remodel of existing finishes and fixtures in the locker room 

Renovations took five months to complete. 

 

Urban Fulfillment Center

Construction is underway for a new 958,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Indiana, PA for international retailer Urban Outfitters, Inc.

The fulfillment center on 48.5 acres of the Windy Ridge Business and Technology Park will be dedicated to the furniture lines handled by the company’s Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie chains of stores.

The facility will feature a woodworking shop and over 60,000 square feet of office space.

About 600 workers will be needed during construction, in addition to “hundreds of family-sustaining” jobs that will be available once the center is opened, said township officials. They also noted it will be the most jobs created by a single employer in Indiana County in more than five decades.

This marks Blue Rock’s second fulfillment center for Urban, with the first being the one million-square-foot Internet Fulfillment Center in Gap, Pa.

Completion date is set for early October 2019.