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Raleigh, NC, United States, 2007/04/16 - Construction begins on 101,640 square foot building located in Raleigh.
Horizon Forest Products—a distributor of hardwood flooring and custom cabinet products—and Duke Realty Corporation have broken ground on Horizon Forest Product’s new corporate facility in Raleigh. The new 101,640 square foot building is located at 4115 Commodity Parkway in Raleigh and will open September 2007.
Horizon Forest Products Vice President, David Williams, is pleased to be partnering with Duke Realty Corporation on this project and said the new building will allow his company to better serve their clients by being able to carry a larger and more diverse inventory.
“Horizon Forest Products is making a bold statement to our customers and suppliers in the Carolinas with this move,” said Williams. “We want to continue to offer the best hardwood products for all of our customers and this new facility will allow us to do this for years to come. The increased space will allow us to carry a greater selection of hardwood flooring, hardwood lumber, and plywood for all of our flooring customers and cabinet makers.”
Since entering the Triangle in 1999, Duke Realty has invested over $600 million in the area. Duke's local portfolio includes more than 5.2 million square feet of office and industrial commercial real estate, which it owns, manages, and or has developed, as well as 195 acres of undeveloped land for future development.
"We are very pleased to partner with Horizon Forest Products to construct its new facility at Walnut Creek Business Center," said Jeff Sheehan, Senior Vice President of Duke's Raleigh Operations. "It is clear that Walnut Creek has become a destination of choice for top-notch companies like Horizon Forest Products."
About Horizon Forest Products
Horizon Forest Products is a top distributor of products for hardwood flooring contractors and custom cabinetmakers in the southeast. The company currently services areas around Raleigh, NC; Wilmington, NC; Greensboro, NC; Charleston, SC; and Knoxville, TN. Horizon Forest Products provides premium materials to cabinetmakers and hardwood flooring contractors and is particularly proud to offer one of the largest selections of exotic and hard-to-find pine flooring.
About Duke Realty Corporation
Duke Realty Corporation specializes in the ownership, construction, development, leasing and management of office, industrial, medical office and retail real estate. It is the largest publicly traded, vertically integrated office/industrial real estate company in the United States. The company owns, manages or has under development more than 113 million square feet in 19 major U.S. cities. Duke, which controls 6,500 acres of land for 94 million square feet of future development, also provides nationwide real estate solutions through its national development division. The company employs 45 real estate associates locally.