A manufacturer and dealer of commercial service vehicles is moving to Gilbert.
Family-owned Curry Supply Co. in Pennsylvania purchased a 55,392-square-foot flex industrial/office building at 1145 W. Gary Road.
“This move will support our strong growth nationally by allowing us to better serve our expanding base of west coast customers,” said Jason Ritchey, company president and owner.
Richey envisions the local workforce taking an active role in the company’s continued growth.
The building was owned by Canadian company Silent-Aire, which relocated to a nearby facility to accommodate its growing operations. Silent-Aire is a global manufacturer of HVAC equipment and modular data centers.
With the expansion, Curry Supply is expected to bring a significant investment and new manufacturing jobs to the town.
“Gilbert is excited to welcome Curry Supply Co. to our community,” said Mayor Jenn Daniels. “Gilbert provides a skilled labor pool, strong regional infrastructure and collaborative resources that will greatly benefit the company. We look forward to supporting them as they grow and positively impact the community.”
The Gilbert location will serve as Curry Supply’s fifth U.S. location and the first in Arizona.
“Curry Supply’s expansion to the market highlights the opportunity greater Phoenix presents to a company seeking southwest operations,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.
“We’re excited about their investment in the region and welcome them to our robust manufacturing ecosystem,” he added.
The building sits on 3.16 acres and offers nearby access to the U.S. 60 and Loops 101 and 202, which provides connectivity to the Phoenix metropolitan area.
The two-story building features 10,000 square feet of office space that includes offices, conference rooms, open bullpen areas, breakrooms, restrooms, and a dedicated server room.
The remaining industrial space features an evaporative cooled warehouse with LED lighting throughout, 24-foot clear ceiling heights, five grade-level doors, two truck wells, and existing five-ton and one-ton cranes. The property has 72 parking spaces.
The Phoenix industrial market’s momentum was solidified by nearly 4 million square feet of positive net absorption in the third quarter of 2019, its 38th consecutive quarter of gains and the second-highest quarterly total since the fourth quarter of 2013, according to CBRE, a commercial real estate and investment firm. CBRE represented Silent-Aire in the sales transaction of the building.
“Curry Supply is another great example of a manufacturing company realizing all of the benefits that Arizona has to offer and moving here to take advantage of those benefits,” said CBRE’s Rusty Kennedy, adding:
“We have been fortunate to work alongside Silent-Aire over the past seven years, and we look forward to great things ahead for them and Curry Supply in Gilbert.”