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Contract Packager Extends 353k-SF McCook Lease

Assemblers Inc. has extended its 353,322-square-foot lease at 8601 W. 47th St. in McCook, IL, in a deal arranged by NKF’s Geoffrey Kasselman. He also arranged Assemblers’ original lease of the space in 2016.

Founded in 1974, Assemblers is a private assembly and contract packaging company. It originally took the 8601 W. 47th space to house its third Chicago-area facility for its growing third-party food production business. The firm also has facilities in Chicago and Bedford Park.

“This property continues to offer Assemblers a modern, state-of-the-art food-grade facility with superior access to I-55 and Assemblers’ other area facilities,” said Kasselman. “Over time, this facility will become one of the premier food-related facilities in the Chicagoland area, and will serve Assemblers’ needs for some time to come.”

Kasselman led the negotiations with landlord Heitman Capital Management on Assemblers’ behalf, while also assisting Assemblers with its financial analyses and decision matrices.

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