Global Cat Litter Producer Breaks Ground at Great Western Industrial Park
Canadian-based Intersand America Corp., a global cat litter producer, recently held a groundbreaking event for its Colorado-based U.S. headquarters.. The planned 46,000-square-foot rail-served production, packaging and distribution facility is located within the Great Western Industrial Park (GWIP), a 3,000 acre master-planned development in Windsor, CO.
GWIP, LLC, a managed affiliate of The Broe Group, sold the 7-acre land parcel to Intersand for an undisclosed amount.
Great Western Railway of Colorado (GWR) will provide direct service to the new facility. Both GWIP and GWR are owned by OmniTRAX, Inc., an affiliate of The Broe Group. OmniTRAX CEO Kevin Shuba and Broe Real Estate Group executive vice president Reagan Shanley joined Intersand’s President and CEO Stéphane Chevigny and local officials to commemorate the groundbreaking for Intersand’s Colorado-based US headquarters.
“This new US rail-served distribution center is a perfect fit for Intersand’s expanding business, the Windsor community and the Great Western Industrial Park,” said Shanley. “GWIP’s strategic location between I-70 and I-80 continues to demonstrate supply chain value while delivering the efficient, safe and green benefits that rail service provides.”
Intersand’s new distribution center will provide a strategic geographic U.S. presence near the bentonite clay mines of Wyoming that further enhances supply chain efficiency for its raw materials via rail. The new state-of-the-art facility continues the manufacturer’s commitment to environmentally sound production philosophy by constructing an environmentally-friendly and efficient production, packaging and distribution facility.
“Intersand is thankful for The Broe Group’s support and expertise in making this project happen,” said Chevigny. “Expanding our production capability in the United States is an important milestone in our history and we are committed to bringing long term jobs to the Windsor community.”
Regional leaders on hand for the groundbreaking event echo Chevigny’s outlook of the project and forecast a positive economic impact from Intersand’s expansion decision on Windsor and the surrounding community.
“This project is another great example of our strong public/private economic development partnership of local, county and state governments and economic development professionals working together to locate a well-established Canadian company to Northern Colorado,” noted Paul Knapp, board chairman of Upstate Colorado Economic Development and Greeley branch president for Bank of Colorado.
“The Great Western Industrial Park continues its growth as a leading rail-served hub that provides supply chain and distribution efficiency,” said TJ Smith, GWIP’s listing agent with Collliers International in Denver. “Intersand’s need for rail, coupled with The Broe Group’s entrepreneurial approach, led them to GWIP, where they are joining an already impressive roster of tenants that includes Owens Illinois, Vestas and Halliburton.”
Map courtesy of Great Western Industrial Park