Bridge Industrial Plans Class A Warehouses at Former Locomotive Plant
Bridge Industrial acquired 87 acres at 9301 W. 55th St. in McCook, Ill., which was previously home to Caterpillar manufacturer Progress Rail. Bridge plans to construct two warehouse buildings, comprising 999,126 square feet and 189,953 square feet, respectively, on the site.
Progress Rail reduced the footprint of its McCook manufacturing plant earlier this year, after announcing plans to relocate locomotive production in 2018. Progress Rail will continue operating on 33 acres not sold to Bridge. The site had held manufacturing operations since 1935, when what was then a General Motors division set up shop there.
“Finding a site of this size and scale is so rare in this supply constrained area,” said Nick Siegel, partner for Bridge’s Chicago region. “This is our fourth project in McCook since 2012 and we are looking forward to continuing to partner with the Village to bring new Class A product online in the region.”