Wednesday, February 4, 2009

IDI Leases 81,000 SF to DIRTT Environmental Solutions

Calgary, Alberta-based maker of sustainable wall and floor systems to establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Savannah at Crossroads Business Park.

SAVANNAH, GA., Feb. 04, 2009 – IDI, a full-service industrial real estate company, has closed a 10-year, 81,000-square-foot lease in Savannah, Ga., with DIRTT Environmental Solutions, a manufacturer of walls and access floors.

The Calgary, Alberta-based company plans to open its first U.S. manufacturing plant at 155 Knowlton Way (top right photo) in spring 2009. 155 Knowlton Way is a 241,380-square-foot, state-of-the art industrial facility located in Crossroads Business Center, adjacent to Interstate 95 and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.
DIRTT joins Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., which occupies 141 Knowlton Way, as IDI’s second tenant at Crossroads Business Center.

“IDI is proud to provide this innovative and environmentally conscious company the space it requires for its expansion into the U.S.,” said Sean Fitzsimmons, vice president of National Business Development for IDI.

Tom Beebe and Robert Hutson of CB Richard Ellis represented DIRTT in the lease negotiations, and Cliff Dales of Colliers Neely Dales was the listing broker for the property.

The facility will provide DIRTT an East Coast assembly plant to complement its existing manufacturing facility in Calgary.
“By setting up in Savannah, we are much closer to the eastern cities where several key clients are based, and we can take advantage of existing rail lines for delivery,” said Mogens Smed, (top left photo) CEO of DIRTT.

DIRTT joins several high-profile tenants at Crossroads Business Center, including The Home Depot, Pier 1 Imports, Lowes, Gulfstream Aerospace, Georgia Tech Engineering and Technology Campus, and Dollar Tree Stores.

The 241,380-square-foot 155 Knowlton Way rear-load facility features 30-foot clear heights, 54-foot by 50-foot column spacing, early suppression fast response (ESFR) sprinklers, and ample car and trailer parking.
With the lease signing, 160,380 square feet is available for lease in the facility. At its neighboring 187,890-square-foot 141 Knowlton Way building, IDI has 75,000 square feet available for lease.


Kim Hardcastle, Jackson Spalding for IDI, 404-214-0693,

Charlotte Marie DuPre, Jackson Spalding for IDI, 404-214-0693,

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