June 20, 2018

Client Highlight – Heidelberg Distributing Company

It’s been five years since the former Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. warehouse in Moraine, Ohio was transformed into Heidelberg’s 779,000 SF distribution facility.

In 2012, Heidelberg Distributing and Miller-Valentine began consulting to analyze all possible real estate options in an effort to determine the best solution for Heidelberg’s growing space needs.  After comparing costs for renovating existing buildings or constructing a new facility, Heidelberg chose to renovate.  Selecting the highly visible Cooper Tire facility in Moraine Ohio offered Heidelberg an opportunity to consolidate its three other Dayton facilities, as well as substantially increase their operating efficiencies.

Miller-Valentine was happy to have the opportunity to help Heidelberg find new space for its growing regional company. After walking Heidelberg through a thorough “construction solutions” process, many advantages of the vacant warehouse were identified.

Space allocations included a 186-square-foot CEW (Controlled Environment Warehouse), a 32,000-square-foot draught cooler, a large meeting room to accommodate 300 people, and approximately 45,000 square feet of high-end office space. A new bumped-out façade with curtain-wall glass and an entry on the north end of the building provided a welcoming entrance for visitors and employees. A clerestory and multiple skylights were incorporated into the building plan to provide natural light for the office.

Upon completion of the facility in 2013, Vail Miller, CEO stated “Our Team could not be more proud of our new home!  Embracing Recycle, Reduce and Reuse – we feel so fortunate to give new life to this highly visible building.”

Heidelberg Distributing Company was founded in Dayton in 1938.  Cheers to Heidelberg on 80 years of business!

Every day across the United States, Miller-Valentine is building and developing world-class industrial facilities for its clients and partners. This deep experience gives us the ability to understand the requirements of a variety of industrial business operations and offer you better solutions based on the unique needs of your project.

Contact Denny Whitehead for your next industrial project at 937.293.0900.

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