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Champlin Packrite buys former Gerber facility

(1/31/13) Champlin-Packrite, manufacturers of packaging products and systems for commercial and military use, has purchased 151 Batson Drive, Manchester CT for $2.6M. The 93,606 SF former Gerber Scientific facility was built in 1983.

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STR closing East Windsor CT facility

(1/24/13) Solar panel encapsulant manufacturers STR Holdings, Inc. will close its new 275,000 SF facility by the end of this quarter. The company purchased 96 Newberry Road, East Windsor CT in 2011 to consolidate its US operations. The loss of its top costumer, First Solar, Inc. necessitates the need for STR to restructure and eliminate a large portion of its workforce.

See attached HartfordBusiness.com article for more information.

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JAX breaks ground in Farmington CT

(1/23/13) JAX Genomic Medicine, a new research institute that will discover precise genomic solutions for diseases, has broken ground on a new 189,000 SF bioresearch center in Farmington CT. Construction on the 17-acre site, located on the University of Connecticut Health Center campus, is expected to be complete in the fall of 2014 and employ over 600 people within the next 20 years.

See attached Jackson Laboratory website news article for more information.

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Simsbury Bank to expand headquarters

(1/22/13) Simsbury Bank is relocating its headquarters from 760 Hopmeadow Street to 86 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury CT. The bank will occupy 22,300 SF, about half of the Tower Business Park office building, expanding its current size by 40%. The move is expected to be complete by June of this year.

See attached HartfordBusiness.com article for more information.

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PCA renews Westfield MA lease

(1/22/13) Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), one of the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States, has renewed its lease at 61 Turnpike Industrial Road, Westfield MA. The 97,703 SF packaging and supply center on 6.73 acres was built in 1988.

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Arburg to relocate to Rocky Hill CT

(1/18/13) German-based machine construction company Arburg, Inc. plans to construct new corporate headquarters at 644 West Street, Rocky Hill CT. The new building will be at least 20,640 SF on two floors and will include corporate offices, a showroom, warehouse space and exterior loading docks. The company will relocate from 125 Rockwell Road, Newington CT once construction is complete, sometime in 2014.

See attached article from the Hartford Courant for more information.

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Enfield CT property sold

(1/15/13)  Anngina Drive, LLC has purchased 3 Anngina Drive, Enfield CT from Precision Camera and Video Repair for $425,000. The 13,690 SF industrial facility will be the future home of Holyoke-based Grynn & Barrett Studios.

Sentry Commercial was the sole broker in this transaction.

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Dwan sold to Hartford Distributors

(1/11/13) Family-owned beer distributors Dwan & Company has closed its Industrial Lane, Torrington CT facility. The business has been sold to Manchester-based Hartford Distributors, expanding its operations into Litchfield County. The company has hired most of Dwan’s truck drivers and some of its sales staff. 

See attached article from The Register Citizen for more information.

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Next Step expands in North Haven CT

(1/7/13) Next Step Living, Inc. recently expanded its operations by signing a lease for office and warehouse space at 285 State Street, North Haven CT. Next Step Living, a Boston MA based residential energy efficiencies and renewables company, has signed a lease for 4,500 square feet at the Elm City Industrial Properties owned property.

Sentry Commercial represented Next Step Living in lease negotiations.

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New to Newington CT market

(1/4/13) Sentry Commercial/Hart Group International is pleased to offer 240 Pane Road, Newington CT for sale. This modern 94,714 SF industrial facility features 21′ – 25′ clear height, 12 dock doors, 3 drive-in doors, heavy power and 17,195 SF of nicely appointed office and employee support space. A 250 KW roof top solar panel system was installed in 2012, providing below market electrical rates.

See attached 240 Pane Road, Newington CT for brochure, floor plan, site plan and slideshow.

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500 Hayden Station sold for $895,000

(12/31/2012) Greg Malloy has recently purchased a 48,000 square foot warehouse/distribution facility located at 500 Hayden Station Road, Windsor CT. The People’s United Bank owned property was vacant at the time of the sale. The building can subdivided into 6,000 square foot individual units. Mr. Malloy reportedly intends to occupy the majority of the facility.

Sentry Commercial represented People’s United Bank in the this transaction.

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CS&L buys Suffield industrial property

(12/30/2012) CS&L Associates has purchased the 30,620 square foot, 4.09 acre property at 21 Kenny Roberts Memorial Drive, Suffield CT. The property, located just north of Bradley International Airport, is a two tenant, high bay warehouse and distribution facility. CS&L will reportedly occupy a portion of the building for its own use. Purchase price is $1,700,000.

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TRC leases in Rocky Hill, CT

(12/19/12) TRC Environmental Corporation, a national engineering services, consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets, has leased 3,348 SF at 101 Corporate Place, Rocky Hill CT. They anticipate a February, 2013 occupancy. 

Sentry Commercial represented the building owner, CATIC Financial Inc. in this transaction.

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G & R Realty sells CT investment property

(12/18/12) New Jersey-based investor Five Twos Fund I, LLC has purchased 88 Nutmeg Road South, South Windsor CT from G & R Realty for $1,825,000. The 30,475 SF industrial facility is currently leased to Siemens Water Technologies, Inc.

Sentry Commercial represented the seller in this transaction.

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Husqvarna Expands in Branford CT

(12/17/2013) Husqvarna Construction Products North America has leased 6,500 square feet of office and warehouse space at 6 Sycamore Way, Branford CT for its new southern Connecticut services facility. The Kansas based heavy equipment company plans on opening the new facility on January 1, 2013. The owner of 6 Sycamore Way is Gentile Development LLC.

Sentry Commercial represented Husqvarna Construction Products in this lease transaction.

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William B. Meyer expanding Windsor CT facility

(12/11/12) William B. Meyer, Inc. is expanding the operational capacity of its Windsor CT location by 80,000 SF. The expansion, begun in September 2012, comes two years after the Great Pond Drive location officially opened for business. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology including advanced climate control, space and fire-lock vaults, the expansion supports services across all seven business lines including storage, logistics, and records management.

See attached article from the Commercial Record for more information.

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New to West Hartford CT market

(12/7/12) Sentry Commercial is pleased to offer 612-620 New Park Avenue, West Hartford CT for sale. This 1.82 acre property is located on the new CTfastrak busway route next to Elmwood Station and has an average traffic count of 16,000 vehicles per day. The property offers full utilities and is ideally zoned for retail, office, bank or restaurant use.

See 612-620 New Park Avenue, West Hartford CT for brochure and site plan.

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Fibre Optic Plus expands to South Windsor CT

(12/7/12) Manchester-based Fibre Optic Plus has purchased 585 Nutmeg Road North, South Windsor CT for $275,000.   Fibre Optic, an installer and service provider of fiber optic and copper cable, expects to move into its new 14,800 SF industrial facility in the first quarter of 2013.  The seller was Aero-Oak, LLC.  

Sentry Commercial was the sole broker in this transaction.

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New to Manchester CT market

(11/30/12) Sentry Commercial is pleased to offer 192 Sheldon Road, Manchester CT for sale or lease. This attractive 8,960 SF clear-span industrial building has 1 dock door, 2 drive in doors, a new roof and is minutes from I-84.

See attached 192 Sheldon Road, Manchester for brochure, floor plan, site plan and slideshow.

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New to Bloomfield CT market

(11/27/12) Sentry Commercial is pleased to offer 12 Northwood Drive, Bloomfield CT for lease. This 3,600 SF industrial building offers 18′ clear height, 4 drive-in doors and a large yard, ideal for equipment storage.

See attached 12 Northwood Drive, Bloomfield CT for brochure, floor plan and site plan.

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