From the first prediction of the season until the last, each time snow is on the radar our property management team gets into gear. One thing is for sure, industrial parks don’t have snow days as they operate 24/7 playing a critical role in any supply chain operation. The property management team works all hours to ensure our parks are salted & plowed for tenants. It is quite the process getting the trucks ready but as our hard-working field team preaches, “preparation time is never wasted time”. Watch this quick video for a ‘behind the scenes’ snapshot of our teams’ snow removal operation.
Dear Tenants, Like you, we are trying to make sense of these challenging circumstances.
You may have seen Governor Carney’s latest Executive Order directing all non-essential businesses to close in response to the COVID-19 virus.
Rest assured, that while Harvey, Hanna & Associates (HHA) intends to conform to all State mandates and CDC guidelines, our business mission is determined to be essential. The entire HHA office staff is working remotely and seamlessly.
Our field property management team is working around the clock and will remain on-call for property-specific emergency situations. HHA will continue to deliver exceptional real estate and property management services, while protecting all stakeholders, including our employees and tenants. As always, we remain available to all our customers, vendors and suppliers, via phone, email and video conference.
As COVID – 19 continues to spread, our thoughts go out to all who are directly and indirectly affected by the virus. In addition to the real estate and property management services our company provides daily, we will continue to communicate with all tenants and do everything in our power to continue to support our community through this challenging period.
Sincerely, The Management Team at Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc.
Important Contact Information
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To Learn more on Governor Carney’s latest modifications to the State of Emergency Declaration:
• Full list of essential and non-essential businesses, click here • Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.
Harvey Hanna is NOW LEASING its brand new 100,000 SF building at Delaware River Industrial Park that is conveniently located in New Castle, Delaware. The fully improved 45 acre park offers quick access to the entire northeast corridor –Delaware Memorial Bridge, I-95, I-295 and I-495.
The Delaware River Industrial Park is 34 miles from Philadelphia and minutes from the Port of Wilmington, which is the top banana port in the United States. It’s also the nation’s biggest fruit and juice concentrate importer with the largest dock-side refrigeration business.
It is located within a ‘targeted zone’ offering comparably low property taxes and other possible credits and incentive. The brand new park offers modern construction with ample load and trailer storage. Delaware is the rated #1 in ‘business friendliness’ according to CNBC’s 2014
It features 6.45 acres of 100,000 square feet of space zoned “HI”, allowing for a wide array of uses including warehouse, manufacturing, R&D or laboratory. The building has a 32 foot clear ceiling height, ESFR sprinkler system and 4 loading docks.
The park is completely improved with heavy-duty roadways and all utilities including, electric, gas, water and storm water retention. Special improvements at the park include a fire control system with a 312,000 gallon on-site water tank and high flow fire pump.
Delaware is centrally located on the northeast corridor with easy highway access. This, along with Delaware’s lower property taxes and skilled labor force, makes it attractive to the national and regional companies.
“The logistics industry can be a very, very strong source of growth for Delaware because of our workforce. Those people who lost their jobs at Chrysler and GM when those plants closed and the people who were downsized in the Dupont Corp., a lot of those folks are still here. They didn’t go away. If we’re wise about handling it, logistics can really provide a source of employment for those people,” Hanna said.
Harvey Hanna already owns 2.58 million square feet of warehouse, distribution and logistics space in the Delaware, ranging from 5,400 square feet to the 430,000-square-foot former Five Below distribution center in their Twin Spans Business Park in New Castle.
Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. (HHA) is pleased to welcome American Training Driver Academy to the Delaware River Industrial Park in New Castle.
American Driver Training Academy recently celebrated the opening of their new facility by hosting an open house and ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, February 24th with the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce. Local businesses, clients and vendors attended the event which also featured truck demonstrations, door prizes, giveaways, food and refreshments.
“We are excited to welcome American Driver Training Academy to the Delaware River Industrial Park. Their business concept is an ideal fit with its immediate proximity to the Port of Wilmington, Delaware Memorial Bridge and access to the full interstate interchanges of I-95, I-295 and I-495,”said Thomas J. Hanna, COO / managing director, HHA.
American Driver Training Academy recently opened the new training facility by leasing 4,685 sf of office and 1.5 acres of training space at 618 Lambson Lane located at the Delaware River Industrial Park (DRIP) managed by HHA in New Castle, Delaware.
American Driver Training Academy is one of the premier truck driving academies in the region, specializing in CDL-A license truck driving training for drivers in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. From their experienced trainers to their modern truck fleet and state-of-the-art training center, American Driver Training Academy has a 97% graduate employment rate and offers lifetime job placement opportunities. American Driver Training Academy has placed jobs for graduates with over 100 companies nationwide. Key clients include Homeland Security and the Transportation Safety Administration. American Driver Training Academy also serves as the only on-site certification facility for the TWIC® (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card in Delaware on behalf of the Transportation Security Administration. To learn more about American Driver Training Academy, visit: http://www.americandrivertraining.com/
About Harvey, Hanna & Associates- Established in 1997, HHA is a full service Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Company featuring 3,000,000 square feet of prime location commercial, retail, and industrial real estate in Delaware.
This fall has been a busy time for Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial real estate agency offering prime office space, manufacturing and warehouse facilities to businesses wishing to reside in the business-friendly state of Delaware.
Young Networkers Check Out the New Twin Lakes Brewery Company Location in Newport Delaware
Networking is always a bit more fun when there is beer and food involved. Tie in a little community service by making the ‘admission ticket’ a canned good. Offer a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes of the new Twin Lakes Brewery facility and you’ve got yourself a stellar event.
Jack the Brew Master creatively displayed a variety malts and leaf hops, the ingredients used in the brewing process. Twin Lakes Brewing Company has been offering premium American ales and lagers to the Delaware area for the last 9 years. The company recently moved to Newport Industrial Park, located in the historic town of Newport, Delaware. It outgrew its previous location; a 25 barrel, five vessel brew house and tasting room located at a re-purposed barn on historic Twin Lakes Farm in Greenville, Delaware.
This new location will make for easy access to a growing number of visitors seeking out craft beer tastings and allow Twin Lakes to up the amount of hours that the tasting room will be open to the public. Harvey Hanna is very excited to add the brewery to its list of valued tenants.
HHA Welcomes CVA Logistics to the Family
Harvey Hanna is also pleased to welcome CEVA Logistics to their Twin Spans Business Park located in New Castle, Delaware. CEVA Logistics is one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply chain management companies that specializes in the design and implementation of industry-leading solutions for freight management and contract logistics. Click Here to find out more.
Delaware KIDS Fund Receives Donation
The company champions many community service projects and associations throughout the state and is grateful for the Wells Fargo donation of $1000 to the Delaware KIDS Fund as part of their Annual Community Connections Giving Program. Delaware KIDS Fund is a non-profit organization founded by Thomas J. Hanna, VP of HHA. Delaware KIDS Fund is an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’ that helps at-risk children in Delaware who may face violence, abuse, family financial troubles, or other distressing situations.
As Thanksgiving approaches, those of us at Harvey Hanna asks that those of you in a position to do so, find it in your heart to make this Holiday Season a little more joyous for those in need. There are a wide variety of opportunities available to show your support to those in need in our community. If everyone does a little bit, it can make a BIG difference in the lives of others.
Is there a chance for Delaware to increase its share of the manufacturing industry?
Senator Chris Coons believes so.
In fact, he and Senator Kelly Ayotte introduced the Manufacturing Skills Act this year hoping to modernize the way states and cities run their job training programs. The hope is to provide those looking for employment with the skills they’ll need for today’s manufacturing jobs.
According to an article written by Sen. Coons, ‘Manufacturing can be transformed in Delaware’, on Oct. 3, 2015, the skill sets necessary for the manufacturing jobs of today require a higher level of math and engineering than those needed 20 years ago. Many of these manufacturing jobs require two-year college degrees or more. The ability to work in a team environment and higher levels of critical thinking are also required.
While there is a skills gap that has hindered the growth of manufacturers and the economy, ‘Pathways to Prosperity’, a program spearheaded by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, has helped to train Delaware students. This program has united local high schools, Delaware Tech and local manufacturing companies in a common goal; that of giving Delaware youth the skill sets they’ll need for a career in the manufacturing industry.
Further Good News for Delaware is that 21st century manufacturing jobs pay more than they did in the 20th century. Delaware’s average salary for a manufacturing position is $79,774, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. Delaware Manufacturing contributed $4.55 billion to our economy in 2014.
“We’re also seeing a renewed focus on manufacturing, an industry that was once the backbone of Delaware’s economy. Today’s manufacturers are looking for employees who are problem-solvers with leadership skills, computer and technical abilities. In response, the Delaware Manufacturing Association, DelTech, the Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership, in collaboration with state government, have developed a curriculum and launched a pilot program providing high school students with the opportunity to graduate with a high school diploma, a certificate in advance manufacturing and credits toward higher education courses.”
While many of our perceptions of the manufacturing industry are stuck in the past, Sen. Coons says,
“Today’s manufacturing jobs pay, on average, more in wages and benefits than any other industry, they contribute more to local economies, and they are critical to our nation’s capacity to innovate and grow.”
Delaware will have to adapt to the current environment of the manufacturing industry in order to attract more manufacturing jobs, which currently account for 25,000 jobs or 7.34% of Delaware’s workforce. In the last five years, manufacturers have created more than 800,000 jobs.
This past July, The News Journal reported that 100 new manufacturing jobs were to be added near New Castle, thanks to the State’s Council of Development Finance approval of $436,000 in incentives to attract Techmer PM, a Tennessee-based manufacturer, to New Castle. Also, a Delaware-based company behind the Mishimoto automotive brand will be opening a new manufacturing facility.
Manufacturers cite workforce talent as a deciding factor of their site selection and Delaware has been able to entice several of these businesses in recent years. Uzin Utz, an industrial grade flooring company and AB Packaging are two such manufacturers.
“The manufacturing industry, and the hardworking men and women who work in it, have always proven resilient. Their history is one of always adapting to change, and of emerging stronger than before. As manufacturing enters a new phase, it’s clear Delawareans are up to the challenge of building an industry that gives our citizens good job opportunities for years to come.”
So I guess the short answer is YES, it’s a safe bet that Delaware will see manufacturing growth this year and, hopefully, for years to come.
Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial real estate company, offers unique opportunities for diverse clientele in Delaware. These opportunities include options for Heavy Industrial, Light Industrial, Marketing, Distribution, Manufacturing, and Corporate Offices. With locations along the I-95, I-295, and I-495 corridors, HHA adds value to corporate leaders such as DuPont, FEDEX, and Iron Mountain by enabling them to reach their clients in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Providing companies with facilities located in the mid-Atlantic region, HHA strategically positions clients in the center of the wealthiest business corridor in the world. To learn more about immediate manufacturing facility availabilities contact Harvey, Hanna & Associates today.
Last week, Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial development company in Delaware, hosted a breakfast walking tour of the Twin Spans Business Park. Policy makers, State and County Chamber and DEDO representatives, State Senators and State Representative and some local business leaders were in attendance. The hope is to replace long time tenant, Five Below, with one to four new tenants.
Five Below is currently leasing 421,291 square feet of warehouse space at the business park and will be moving its distribution center across state lines to New Jersey this summer to a larger facility. Five Below’s current space in Delaware allows for processing 50,000 boxes a day, with 59 loading docks for trucks. The Twin Spans Business Park has been a distribution center for store chain giant, Five Below since June of 2007. The company doubled its space in 2010.
Harvey Hanna & Associates (HHA) is a full-service Commercial Real Estate Development Company, featuring 3 million square feet of prime-location Industrial and Commercial real estate in the mid-Atlantic region. HHA has long had an outstanding reputation as a pro-active landlord of Class A warehouse and office space in the Delaware commercial real estate market.
The company’s president, E. Thomas Harvey, makes a great effort to get to know his tenant’s needs and goes to great lengths to customize the commercial properties to meet those needs. Harvey and his business partner, Thomas J. Hanna started developing Heavy Industrial, Light Industrial, Marketing, Distribution, Manufacturing, and Corporate Offices in the mid-Atlantic region along the I-95 corridor when they realized that they were optimally positioned for rapid economic growth due to the convenient location to four states (PA, NJ, DE, MD).
The Twin Spans Business Park is considered the premier distribution campus in the mid-Atlantic Region and has the presence of strong, recognized companies (Tire Rack, Zenith Products, Speakman Company) mixed with well know regional entities. It is located in New Castle, Delaware, just minutes away from I-95, I-295, I-495, Routes 9 & 13 and two miles south of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The 421,291 square feet of dividable office and warehouse space will be available this fall and can rented in its entirety or can be sub-divided to accommodate up to 4 different leasees.
You won’t want to miss this Whalehouse sale by Vineyard Vines being held for a limited engagement at 6 Dock View Drive, Suite 900 in New Castle, Delaware. Vineyard Vines is offering some great prices on many of their popular clothing line and accessories items. This is a great opportunity for the Delaware consumer to experience a “brick and mortar” environment without having to travel to another state to do so.
Vineyard Vines is an American clothing and accessory retailer that was founded by brothers, Shep and Ian Murray, in 1998 near Martha’s Vineyard. The brand began by selling a handful of island-vacation inspired silk ties and has since expanded to a wide array of “exclusive yet attainable” men’s, women’s and children’s clothes. The pink whale logo is emblazoned on a majority of their products and they have built a loyal following nationwide.
Vineyard Vines was placed on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing businesses in the U.S. in 2007, as their revenue tripled between 2004 and 2007. In 2008 it was designated the All-Star Awards winner by “Apparel Magazine” for outstanding achievements in the apparel industry.
Vineyard Vines has expanded to 40 Stores, 8 Outlets and has items sold at 97 Retailers nationwide, many of them along the east coast. Every store is stylized with a nautical theme. The closest retail store to Delaware is in The Plaza at King of Prussia Mall and there is an outlet store located at Tanger Outlet Center in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
The Sale promises to have many great specials on a large inventory of clothing and accessories that you don’t see too often in this market. So mark your calendar and tell your friends and family, you’ll only have 9 days to experience the unique Whale of a Sale!
With the holiday season in full swing, the cold weather has arrived and so will the fun stuff it brings to the Delaware area this time of year. After last winter’s record snow falls, you might think we’re due a break. Well according to the Farmer’s Almanac that’s not to be. They predict that we’re in for another cold, wet and snowy winter.
Now is the time to prepare your business for what lies ahead. Maintaining and providing a safe work environment is just one of your many worries, so here’s a quick checklist to help you get back to business, as usual.
Top 10 Tips to Safely Maintain Your Business Space This Winter:
Schedule Fire Drills & Build an Evacuation Plan – Any fire is dangerous. Knowing what to do is key to surviving a fire emergency. Conducting routine fire drills will give you and your co-workers the knowledge and confidence to escape safely. Fire extinguishers should be routinely checked. To schedule your fire drill today, please feel free to call our Operations and Maintenance Department today at 302-323-9300 Ext. 18.
Monitor Your Space Heaters – Portable space heaters can pose a major workplace safety hazard. Educating employees about safe space heater practices can reduce the risk to employees and facilities. Locate space heaters out of high traffic areas and doorways where they may pose a tripping hazard and be sure NOT to plug any other electrical devices into the same outlet as the heater. Always turn off and unplug every space heater at the end of the work day.
Install Door Mats at All Entrances– Installing quality door mats at your entry way will help keep the dirt, snow and mud outside and clear of your interior walkways. Reducing water, mud and slush that’s tracked into your business reduces the possibility of slips, falls and injury at your work space. Protect your employees and customers.
Salt & Treat Your Entryway– Using an ice melting mix solution (such as salt) plays a major role in reducing slip-and-fall accidents because it reduces ice. Even a light dusting of snow can lead to slippery conditions.
Avoid The Office Thermostat Wars– Consider setting a standard office temperature and name one person to oversee the thermostat. Be sure to communicate this standard with your employees. To make your case, relay studies on temperature’s effect on worker efficiency!
Check Your Emergency Supplies – In addition to protecting the physical systems in your building, inventory your emergency supplies. Can your building accommodate every tenant overnight or for multiple days in case of a blizzard? Make sure you have plenty of warm blankets, portable heat sources, a first aid kit and extra food in case you get snowed in.
Guard your technology and data – Costly power outages due to ice and wind can be critical if you fail to back-up all company and client data daily, either onsite or through a hosted, off-site cloud service. Always check to make sure your back-up system is working properly before a storm hits.
Avoid electrical shutdowns – If an outage occurs during business hours, turn off all computers and other equipment as a precaution against the sudden increase in voltage when power is restored. Be sure that all computers and electrical equipment are connected to surge protectors, which absorb excess electrical energy and prevent it from reaching connected equipment once the power is restored.
Properly Maintain HVAC Equipment – Proper maintenance of all HVAC units will lead to the best possible outcome for your building, not only in the winter, but also throughout the entire year adding comfort, improved air quality, extended equipment life and cutting energy costs.
Properly Winterize your Roof – The most common cause of winter damage to a roof is the continuous freeze/thaw cycle which can exacerbate any defects in the roof. While certain conditions are unavoidable, making sure you fix any current leaks, faulty flashing, loose shingles or metal sheets can make your roof better prepared to handle the freeze/thaw/freeze cycle. Also be sure to repair and clean out any drains or downspouts.
While some of these areas touched upon may fall outside of your immediate control, keeping aware of what it takes to be safe during these next few months can be empowering.
If you are currently looking for warehouse space and know what features you’ll need in that space, then the next step is figuring out how much square footage you’ll need.
Sometimes, a business needs a combination of office and warehouse space, so figuring out the office needs is a good beginning. With more traditional office scenarios where you’re providing actual work stations, you can estimate 175-250 square feet per employee. However, if you’ll need a couple of larger executive offices then you need to estimate more square footage for additional space. Somewhere in the range of 150-400 square feet. While secretarial or administrative space will range from 60-110 square feet.
Don’t forget to compute conference rooms, allowing for 25-30 square feet per person for a traditional conference room arrangement or 15 square feet per person for a classroom type setup.
If you require a reception area, plan on about 300 square feet for groups of 6-9 people arriving and waiting in your reception area at a time or around 200 square feet for smaller groups of 3-5.
Other space requirements to consider should be filing areas, break rooms, mail rooms, and general storage needs.
Figure in non-assigned workstations for those workers that spend little time at the facility. You can save tremendously on your square footage by using this type of system.
Finally, figure out the amount of square footage you’ll need for your actual inventory and remember that cubic storage greatly increases when using a warehouse with higher ceilings and there is a clear benefit to investing in taller racking systems and logistical equipment.
Here is a great tool for computing warehouse space and some other factors to consider when designing and configuring your warehouse racking system.
And here is a Racking Comparison Chart:
Cubic storage increase provided by 36′ clear building:
32′ – 11%
30′ – 18.5%
28′ – 27%
26′ – 37%
24′ – 49%
Having the ability to properly calculate and report the actual warehouse storage costs is a key to financial planning, as well as logistics and inventory planning. Many factors should be considered when calculating these expenses. While capturing this data can be challenging, it is critical for a company to compute its true costs and profit.
If you are looking to locate your warehouse in the Delaware area, check out the properties that are strategically located along the northeast corridor with convenient access for distribution and available through Harvey Hanna and Associates, a full service commercial real estate development company.