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.
Congratulations to Albert “Bert” Root of Harvey Hanna & Associates for his recent appointment as President of the CIRC Board. Root has served on the CIRC (Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of New Castle County, Delaware) Board for the last two years as vice-president.
CIRC is a non-profit organization bringing together a group of members with similar interests in commercial and industrial real estate to network and keep current with the latest real estate and business transactions in the Delaware Valley community. CIRC meets monthly except for the months of July and August. The lunch meetings are for networking and socializing. Typically there is a guest speaker that touches on topics of mutual interest to the membership.
Root, Director of Commercial Leasing at Harvey Hanna & Associates, manages and oversees all leasing activity associated with HHA’s extensive portfolio of commercial, industrial and retail properties. He came to HHA in 2012 and has held a variety of positions in the commercial real estate industry.
In addition to his position on the CIRC Board, Root is the Golf Committee Chairman for CIRC’s annual Golf Outing held at Hartefeld National. This years’ golf outing is scheduled for Monday, June 29th.
The golf outing offers a fun-filled day of golf course challenges, barbecue lunch, on-course beverages/snacks, cash raffle, golf prizes and a dinner buffet. A portion of the proceeds goes to The Delaware KIDS Fund, a non-profit organization founded by HHA COO, Thomas J. Hanna in order to assist local area Kids in Distressed Situations.
If someone hits a hole in one on the dedicated ‘hole in one hole’, they win a 7 night stay at the luxurious Hyatt Place Hotel in Dewey Beach with over $200 in food credits for Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant and The Lighthouse!
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.