Mayhew Basque Plastics leased 131,871-square feet of production space in the 685,000-square-foot Route 2 Commerce Park building complex to open a world-class production and distribution center at 100 Simplex Drive, in Westminster, Massachusetts.
“Both our Leominster and Clinton facilities are at capacity, and demand for our product lines is increasing every quarter,” explained Chris Salinas, General Manager & part owner of Mayhew Basque. “The new facility will give us the ability to do leaner manufacturing and ‘Just In Time’ inventory control for our regular customers. We’re installing thirty-one injection molding machines and will now have our mold makers on site, increasing the speed of product development.”
According to Salinas, the relocation plan gives Mayhew Basque the ability to vertically integrate mold making, production, and new inventory control options. The building’s available floor space also will improve presentation and aesthetics, both for customers and employees. The company sees these benefits as critical for continuous growth and as a means to differentiate the firm from their competitors here at home and abroad.
“We’re pleased to have Mayhew Basque as a tenant and thrilled the company will be bringing 45-plus jobs to the Route 2 Corridor,” said Michael Hackman, Founder & CEO of Hackman Capital Partners.
Hackman Capital Partners and Calare Properties, Inc., reported their building is situated approximately twenty minutes west of Mayhew Basque’s current facility in Leominster. The company will be creating 45 immediate jobs in its new location, with more on the way as its operations continue to grow.
Hackman Capital Partners is a privately-held, real-estate investment and operating company that focuses on the acquisition of industrial properties, including complete facilities with industrial equipment. Calare is a real estate operator focused on acquiring and managing warehouse, manufacturing, research and flex/office assets primarily in the Northeast.
According to the property managers, approximately 163,000 square feet remain for lease at Route 2 Commerce Park, which touts first-class corporate amenities, excellent highway visibility, robust infrastructure, abundant loading capacity, a full-service cafeteria and gated community with extensive parking. Located right of Route 2, 24 miles from Worcester and 53 miles from Boston, the 95-acre park is the ideal headquarters for manufacturing, distribution, R&D and corporate office users.
The Westminster property was part of an 11.38-million-square-foot industrial portfolio purchased in 2007 by a joint venture formed by Hackman Capital Partners, Calare Properties and KBS Real Estate Investment Trust. The bulk of that portfolio--23 buildings, totaling 7.4 million square feet—is located in the Northeast.