Hemmer begins construction in Indiana of first U.S. facility for Chinese auto parts manufacturer BWI

Paul Hemmer Company has broken ground and begun work this week to build a new $80 million manufacturing facility east of Indianapolis for Pure Development, a national commercial real estate developer headquartered in Indianapolis. Pure Development focuses exclusively on office, industrial and manufacturing build-to-suit projects, providing best-in-class development, design and construction coupled with aggressive long-term capital. The 276,000-square- foot facility in Greenfield, Ind., will be the first U.S. production facility for BeijingWest Industries, Co. Ltd. (BWI), a premier chassis supplier that designs and manufactures brake and suspension systems for the global automotive market.

Hemmer, based in Fort Mitchell, Ky., was selected in part due to its expertise in building new facilities to meet the technical demands of today’s advanced manufacturing. Hemmer recently built a state-of- the-art manufacturing facility in Ohio for UGN, a provider of acoustical technologies for the automotive industry. For that project, the Hemmer team was able to reduce costs while value- engineering a building that ensured the manufacturer is poised for growth. Hemmer has also completed significant projects for other auto parts manufacturers, including Bosch, ADVICS, and ZF Boge.

BWI’s $80 million investment in Greenfield’s Progress Park will create up to 441 new, high-wage jobs in Indiana by 2021. The company plans to begin hiring for machine operators, maintenance and lab technicians in February 2018 and to launch production in Greenfield by August 2019. With its growth, BWI expects to increase its production by 4 million parts per year to meet the continued demand from its customers, which include Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Honda and Porsche. 

Pure Development is a commercial real estate developer focusing on office, industrial and manufacturing build-to-suit projects. The Pure team has developed more than 100 mission critical building projects across the country for a deep and broad range of credit-tenant clients. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Pure provides comprehensive development services, including design and construction management and the securitization of land and capital. Learn more at puredevelopment.com.

Paul Hemmer Company

is a construction management, building services and real estate development firm with a history in Greater Cincinnati dating back to 1921, when it began as the John M. Hemmer Construction Company. Reorganized in 1982 as the Paul Hemmer Company, the Fort Mitchell, Kentucky-based firm is recognized as one of the Greater Cincinnati region’s premier providers of construction services. Hemmer specializes in design/build construction, which enables it to provide the earliest commitment of guaranteed cost and delivery for its industrial, medical, commercial and retail clients. Visit: PaulHemmer.com and facebook.com/paulhemmercompany.


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