Village Board views presentation on industrial park concept

By on July 18, 2014

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday viewed a presentation from Jeff Dublo, executive vice president for Triumph Construction Services Corporation in Elgin, regarding potential plans to build a light industrial park.

The industrial park concept would be on a 112-acre parcel located off of Route 47 on the corner of Galena Boulevard and Municipal Drive, and across the street from Route 30. Dublo during the presentation mentioned the range of sizes of the industrial park.

“Our buildings range from 20 feet to 40 feet in height and 15,000 square feet to 80,000 square feet in this size lot,” he said. “It depends on the client. We believe this can be a successful property.”

Concerns were voiced in regard to noise and the hours of the industrial park. Dublo addressed those concerns.

“We’re bringing in an industrial/manufacturing building where employees would have typical hours Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. It would be quiet on the weekends and friendly towards families,” Dublo said.

According to Dublow, the businesses that own these buildings range greatly, including internet sale businesses, businesses that distribute utensils and small pots and pans, and small-part manufacturers.

Concern regarding truck noise and backup noise was mentioned by board trustees. Dublo explained how noise wouldn’t be a factor within the industrial park.

“We’ve never had complaints about noise from our buildings,” he said. “You don’t see much traffic coming out by our buildings. Our trucks face away from the roads when they are by the docks.”

Employment and more traffic during retail hours are highlights of the potentially new industrial building. Dublo mentioned that the new industrial building could provide 1,500 to 2,000 new jobs.

“This would generate employment and daytime traffic for retail,” Village President Sean Michels said. “I think there is some great opportunity here.”