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Beacon Partners developing $29M center for Husqvarna in S.C.

By Ken Elkins  |  Senior Staff Writer  Charlotte Business Journal

Husqvarna Elevation

Beacon Partners of Charlotte is developing a $29 million distribution center in Orangeburg, S.C., for Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products.

The 513,000-square-foot building is under construction next to Husqvarna’s 1 million-square-foot manufacturing plant, which is located about a mile and a half from Interstate 26, says Sean McDonnell, director of build-to-suit for Beacon Partners.

"We are extremely thankful and humbled to be partnering with Husqvarna on this project,” McDonnell says. “This is an important location for them and we’re thankful that we are part of building a facility that works for their team.”

Husqvarna Group operates a 500-employee office for its Husqvarna Professional Products Inc. at Harris Corners Corporate Park in north Charlotte at 9335 Harris Corners Parkway.

The distribution building in Orangeburg will be used to store riding lawnmowers made in the adjacent plant and then to stage them for distribution.

Last week, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley announced the Husqvarna project for Orangeburg.

“This $29 million investment sends the message to companies around the world that South Carolina is an ideal place to do business,” Gov. Haley said in announcing the expansion of the Husqvarna campus.

Jeff Hohler, president of Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products, acknowledges Beacon Partners role in the deal.

“We are looking forward to expanding our manufacturing campus in Orangeburg, S.C., to better service our customer base and are very pleased to be working with Beacon Partners,” he says.

InterCon Building Corp. and Merriman Schmitt, both of Charlotte, are working on the Orangeburg project. Alliance Consulting & Engineers of Columbia, S.C., is serving as civil engineer.

It’s the second time in recent years that Beacon Partners has partnered with Husqvarna. It developed a 64,000-square-foot R&D center for the company at the Harris Corners Corporate Park in 2011.

Beacon Partners, with more than 9 million square feet of space in the Carolinas, specializes in development, leasing and management of office and industrial.

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