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American Drycleaner | September 18, 2023
ROSEMONT, Ill. — Principle Construction Corp. recently started construction on the tenant improvements of a 282,588 square-foot building at 2000 Deerpath Road in Aurora, Illinois, for Tailored Brands. The fashion retailer owns popular brands such as Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, and family retailer K&G Fashion Superstore.
Construction Starts on Illinois Industrial Dry cleaning Facility Improvements
Construction recently started on improvements to the Tailored Brands dry cleaning and storage facility in Aurora Illinois. The facility, which will serve brands such as Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, and family retailer K&G Fashion Superstore, should be completed in February 2024.
“Following the pandemic, Tailored Brands has seen a rebound in the formalwear market as weddings, proms and other formal events are back in full force. The Aurora facility will add much needed capacity to support their formal clothing rental business, including infrastructure for dry cleaning, laundry, repair and storage of thousands of tuxedos and other formalwear,” says Principle President James A. Brucato, who is the principal on the project. “This is a rather complex build that requires a great deal more power, water, sewer and gas, not to mention literally thousands of feet of process piping.”
The Principle team will add a 13,491 SF boiler and dry-cleaning room with a dedicated structural pipe support mezzanine, as well as adding a new 4,000-amp electrical service. The Principle team is also installing twenty new 25-ton rooftop air conditioning units for the warehouse and dry-cleaning areas along with 14 interlocking exhaust fans. Two 20-ton RTUs will be installed for the office and breakroom. To accommodate Tailored Brands distribution needs, Principle is adding 29 docks to the building. An ESFR sprinkler system and ballasted EPDM roof over tapered insulation will also be installed.
Tailored Brands Chief Supply Chain Officer Jamie Bragg stated, “Opening this distribution center enables us to service nearly 180 of our Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank stores directly from Aurora. In addition, this supports our overall network with more than 80% of our stores receiving one-day deliveries and 96% within two days — providing the best possible level of service for our customers. We are also looking forward to hiring a talented, high-performing team of more than 100 full-time team members in the coming months.”
Principle’s John Cahill is the project manager while Principle’s Mark Frane serves as superintendent. Partners in Design is working as project architect. Principle anticipates construction will be completed on the building in February 2024.
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