Groundbreaking Marks Latest Multi-national Park Tenant
DENVER – September 17, 2019 – GWIP, LLC, a managed affiliate of The Broe Group, has sold a land parcel within the Windsor, CO Great Western Industrial Park (GWIP) to Intersand America Corp., a global cat litter producer. The planned 46,000 square foot rail-served production, packaging and distribution facility will be Intersand’s first location in the United States and is the latest addition to GWIP – the premier industrial park of the Rockies.
Great Western Railway of Colorado (GWR) will provide direct service to the new facility. Both GWIP and GWR are owned by OmniTRAX, Inc., an affiliate of The Broe Group. OmniTRAX CEO Kevin Shuba and Broe Real Estate Group executive vice president Reagan Shanley joined Intersand’s President and CEO Stéphane Chevigny and local officials to commemorate the groundbreaking for Intersand’s Colorado-based US headquarters.
“This new US rail-served distribution center is a perfect fit for Intersand’s expanding business, the Windsor community and the Great Western Industrial Park,” said Shanley. “GWIP’s strategic location between I-70 and I-80 continues to demonstrate supply chain value while delivering the efficient, safe and green benefits that rail service provides.”
The Canadian-based Intersand is a leading exporter of high-quality cat litter selling into 47 countries, from Brazil to Japan, through multiple channels, and offers several private label lines. Its new Windsor, CO distribution center will provide a strategic geographic US presence near the bentonite clay mines of Wyoming that further enhances supply chain efficiency for its raw materials via rail.
Intersand’s planned new state-of-the-art facility continues the manufacturer’s commitment to environmentally sound production philosophy by constructing an environmentally-friendly and efficient production, packaging and distribution facility.
“Intersand is thankful for The Broe Group’s support and expertise in making this project happen,” said Chevigny. “Expanding our production capability in the United States is an important milestone in our history and we are committed to bringing long term jobs to the Windsor community.”
Regional leaders on hand for the groundbreaking event echo Chevigny’s outlook of the project and forecast a positive economic impact from Intersand’s expansion decision on Windsor and the surrounding community.
“This project is another great example of our strong public/private economic development partnership of local, county and state governments and economic development professionals working together to locate a well-established Canadian company to Northern Colorado,” noted Paul Knapp, Board Chairman of Upstate Colorado Economic Development and Greeley Branch President for Bank of Colorado.
“The Great Western Industrial Park continues its growth as a leading rail-served hub that provides supply chain and distribution efficiency,” said TJ Smith, GWIP’s listing agent with Collliers International in Denver. “Intersand’s need for rail, coupled with The Broe Group’s entrepreneurial approach, led them to GWIP, where they are joining an already impressive roster of tenants that includes Owens Illinois, Vestas and Halliburton.”