DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.”
About Broe Real Estate Group
Broe Real Estate Group acquires, develops and manages commercial real estate assets. Affiliated companies own and manage office and industrial properties, medical office buildings and multi-family communities across the country, including premier assets in many of the most desirable markets. Broe Real Estate Group has a 40-year history of value-add real estate investing in Northern Colorado and across the United States. We improve value though the implementation of focused business plans that increase cash flow and create stable income streams. Additional information is available at broerealestate.com.
About OmniTRAX, Inc.
As one of North America’s largest private railroad and transportation management companies, OmniTRAX's core capabilities range from providing transportation and supply chain management services to railroad and port companies, to providing intermodal and industrial switching operations to railroads, ports and a diverse group of industrial companies. Through its affiliation with The Broe Group and its portfolio of managed companies, OmniTRAX also has the unique capability of offering specialized industrial development and real estate solutions, both on and off the rail network managed by OmniTRAX. More information is available at omnitrax.com.
About The Broe Group
Based in Denver, The Broe Group and its affiliates form a privately-owned, multi-billion-dollar real estate, transportation, energy and investment organization with assets owned and managed across North America. Together, Broe managed companies employ more than 1,000 people and support employment of thousands of others through operations such as its Great Western Industrial Park in Northern Colorado. Its transportation affiliate, OmniTRAX, Inc., is one of North America’s largest private railroad and transportation management companies specializing in: management services, railroad and port services, intermodal solutions and industrial switching operations. Its energy affiliates include Great Western Oil & Gas Company, the largest private operator in the third most prolific U.S. basin. Broe Real Estate Group acquires, develops and manages office and industrial properties, medical office buildings and multi-family communities across the country, including premier assets in many of the most desirable markets. The Broe Group also has multiple investment affiliates, including Three Leaf Ventures, which is focused on innovative healthcare technology start-ups. For more information, visit broe.com.
About Intersand America Corp.
Intersand America Corp (Intersand) is a family business based in Boucherville, Quebec (Canada) that specializes in the development and production of animal hygiene solutions and cat litter in particular. Intersand develops its own brands and also acts as a supplier of private label litters for several retailers. This leader in its field now exports high-quality litters to specialized pet supplies stores in over 47 countries around the world. The company has its own research and development center. Thanks to the work of its skilled and committed team over the past 25 years, Intersand has become renowned for its daring, innovation and a deep respect for pets and their owners. For more information, visit www.intersand.com