Local government officials, tenants and neighbors joined Rockefeller Group executives and staff in celebrating the official opening of Rockefeller Group Logistics Center in Piscataway. Located at 100 Ridge Road, the state-of-the-art, master-planned industrial park was developed to meet sustained demand from both industrial users and investors for Class A warehouse and distribution space along the I-287 corridor.
“Today is a celebration of four years of collaboration between Piscataway, Middlesex County, the companies that have chosen to invest here and to become a part of this project, and all of our neighbors,” said Mark Shearer, senior vice president and regional development officer for Rockefeller Group’s New Jersey/Pennsylvania region. “This former brownfield site was considered a pioneering location, but we saw it as an opportunity to create new product in an older, overlooked market. Today this market is considered proven, and Piscataway and others along I- 287 are, and will continue to, benefit.”
Previously, Union Carbide operated on the site for nearly 80 years and employed thousands of employees at its pinnacle. With five buildings totaling 2.1 million square feet, the area has been transformed into a productive asset contributing locally and statewide in the form of ratables and the anticipated creation of more than 1,500 permanent jobs.
Heath Abramsohn, vice president and regional director for Rockefeller Group, thanked the township of Piscataway and the project’s neighbors as well as the tenants for choosing the logistics center for their operations. Current tenants include Best Buy, Fujitsu General, Humanscale, KISS Products, SHI and Kuehne + Nagel.
“One of the biggest challenges facing mayors across the country is how to return deserted business areas to productive economic use,” said Piscataway Mayor Brian C. Wahler. “I can’t say enough about everyone who helped bring this project to fruition and thank Rockefeller Group for taking a creative approach to cleaning up this site, creating new jobs for our residents, and providing the revenue to build our community center.”
The Mayor added, “Congratulations to all of the businesses here and thank you for making our Township your corporate site. We are thrilled that our residents can enjoy an even higher quality of life by working and raising their families in Piscataway.”
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