Shorr Packaging Corp., one of the nation's oldest and largest independent distributors of packaging materials and equipment, opened its new 242,732 square-foot headquarters at 4000 Ferry Road in Aurora, Illinois.
According to company officials, the new building includes 32-foot clear ceiling heights, 53-by-52-foot column spacing and office space on the first and second floors. Two drive-in doors and twenty 9-by-10-foot dock doors were incorporated into the structural precast panel building. The new location also includes 156 automobile parking spaces and a 185-foot deep truck court. The facility’s bright, open design, features a more conducive office space and a much larger warehouse. The location now serves as the distribution hub for the entire Chicagoland area.
"Shorr will continue to focus on innovation and growth to consistently serve customers and provide them with the packaging industry's most knowledgeable and experienced packaging professionals," said company CEO David Shorr. "We are proud to share this great news with the community and are very committed to make a continued contribution to the economic success of Aurora and the surrounding communities. As we continue to expand, our goal is to carry on our 'entrepreneurial' spirit by continuing to recruit and develop local talent."
Congressman Bill Foster said, "This area has always had a strong tradition of business growth and opportunity and it's why so many companies, like Shorr, choose to invest and build their businesses right here. This new facility will provide many good job opportunities and will add to the economic strength of our community."
"Shorr Packaging demonstrates outstanding commitment to our community," Tonia Khouri, Chairwoman of DuPage County's Economic Development Committee said. "With deep roots in Aurora, Shorr's leaders knew the new location was the place, given the business-friendly approach DuPage County offers. We congratulate Shorr on this new corporate headquarters and warehouse. And we are gratified to celebrate them as partners that make DuPage County such a great home for our people and businesses."
Construction and development of the exterior and interior of the building along with the final operational transitions were completed in April 2016.