Hemmer breaks ground on 520,000 s.f. industrial building

Prologis calls on Hemmer to build new distribution center in Hebron, Ky.

HEBRON, Ky. (June 11, 2015) ? Paul Hemmer Company (Hemmer) has broken ground on a 520,000 s.f. industrial facility being built on speculation for Prologis at 2125 Gateway Blvd., Hebron.  

Prologis contracted with Hemmer this spring for the project, continuing a relationship that dates back 20 years. Hemmer has constructed more than 17 buildings comprising nearly 7 million square feet for Prologis, including a 770,000 s.f. center in Columbus that Hemmer finished in early 2014. Prologis is a leading global owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate.

The industrial/distribution facility, named Prologis Gateway International, is located near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. It will be state-of-the-art, with a 32-foot clear height and up to 150 dock doors. The spec project is being launched at a time of high market demand for distribution space in the region. Hemmer is applying a fast-track construction schedule for the project. This method allows fast-track construction of large buildings by utilizing pre-cast concrete wall panels that are fabricated off site and delivered to the building site. Construction is expected to be completed in December 2015.

Prologis leaders for the project are Senior Vice President Brian Marsh and Vice President Alex Vulic. The Hemmer team on the project includes Senior Vice Presidents John Curtin and Michael Hemmer, Project Manager Kevin Markesbery and Project Superintendent Steve McVey.  Project architect is Jake Williams with ATA-Beilharz Architects.

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 operation 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.  Hemmer has also developed more than six million square feet of space throughout the Midwest and credits its success to its highly experienced team that places an emphasis on communication, commitment to quality and competitive pricing. Visit us at: www.PaulHemmer.com. Follow us at: facebook.com/PaulHemmerCompany.


Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in industrial real estate. As of March 31, 2015, Prologis owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 594 million square feet (55 million square meters) in 21 countries. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 4,700 customers, including third-party logistics providers, transportation companies, retailers and manufacturers. Visit prologis.com.

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