Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

18504 West Creek Drive

Tinley Park, IL
Tinley Park, IL


Will County's multiple business advantages -- competitive land costs, favorable property tax rates and rapid population growth -- lured Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s major distribution facility to Chicago's far south suburbs. Close proximity to its Kankakee Maalox brand manufacturing facility also was a critical factor in the decision.

The French conglomerate's American-based subsidiary selected The Alter Group to develop the 80,000 SF build-to-suit, its primary Midwestern distribution center, following an in-depth Request for Proposal (RFP) process. We provided Rhone-Poulenc with the full range of turnkey development services from land acquisition to municipal permitting to land planning to fast tracking the building on a tight seven-month deadline. Construction affiliate Alter Construction Management provided technical support during the design and planning phases and constructed the building. Rhone-Poulenc specified design/build, the predominant project delivery method in Europe and Asia to satisfy its limited budget and deadline restrictions.

The single-story structural steel and precast building houses a 77,000 SF warehouse and 3,000 SF office.

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