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SouthPoint Business Park, Prince George, VA Welcomes Worldwide Retail Solutions

The Hollingsworth Companies welcome Worldwide Retail Solutions, Inc. to Prince George County, VA. WWRS has leased a new 194,880 SF industrial facility in SouthPoint Business Park. They specialize in the design, manufacture, and installation of merchandise solutions for leading companies in the retail market. While offering both traditional merchandise fixtures, custom merchandise fixtures, displays, shelving, racks, tables, and POP displays. Their expertise is in highly customized solutions for their customers.

One of WWRS most recent projects is supporting “House of Sport”, a new concept for Dick’s Sporting Goods. This project is focused on multi-sport experiences, more engagement with the community, and a higher level of customer service. The store elements include a 15,000+ SF turf field and track, a 32-foot rock-climbing wall, a golf pro shop that includes simulator-equipped golf hitting bays, a putting green, a batting cage, and equipment services like baseball glove steaming, racquet stringing, tune-ups, and more.

The SouthPoint Business Park, Prince George, VA was the first industrial park started outside of The Hollingsworth Companies home state of Tennessee. The Prince George, VA park was founded in 1997 as a purely speculative endeavor with all financial risk borne by The Hollingsworth Companies. When developed, the surrounding community had no other industrial industry, and the tax base of the area was completely dependent on agriculture. Over a 25-year partnership with Prince George, SouthPoint Business Park has been the catalyst of a significant industrial expansion that includes twelve industrial buildings resulting in 2,100,000 SF of industrial space and over 1,000 well paying jobs in the community.

The Hollingsworth Companies strive to be a good steward in the communities they serve, and unlike traditional developers, maintain a long-term investment in the area. Recognized by the National Associations of Counties for the “Best Semi-Rural Economic Development Public-Private Partnership in the Nation” and by Southern Business and Development Magazine as “the largest industrial developer and investor in the Southeast outside of metro areas” The Hollingsworth Companies is proud to be a leader in each community they invest in.

The Hollingsworth Companies focuses on light manufacturing, distribution, and warehouse projects throughout the Southeastern United States. Their primary market is the development of single tenant, industrial facilities in tertiary markets. Facility size range from 100,000 SF to 650,000 SF and include 30’-40’ clear height, 60’ x 60’ column spacing, ESFR fire protection, and LED lighting as standard features.

The Hollingsworth Companies Starts Development of 1,000,000 SF of Industrial Facilities in Loudon, TN at the Intersection of I-75/I-40

The Hollingsworth Companies has started the development of modern industrial facilities that will total over 1,000,000 SF in Loudon, TN. The park is located just one mile from I-75 and less than 15 miles from I-40 in the Knoxville, MSA.

Loudon County, TN is home to some of the largest and most respected manufacturing brands in the world. This business-friendly community is located adjacent to major urban areas and is situated less than 35 miles from downtown Knoxville and a three-hour drive from Nashville, TN and Atlanta, GA. The community is also situated near five universities/colleges that include The University of Tennessee-Knoxville and the Tennessee Tech University. Tennessee is a right to work state with no personal income taxes on wages and the lowest state tax debt per capita in the country.

The location of this industrial park is just a few miles to the Tennessee River, Tennessee National Golf Course, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This provides opportunities for: world class golfing, whitewater rafting, fishing, and hiking. This combination of a strong industrial labor force, quality of life amenities, proximity to major freeways, and low taxes make Huntington Park one of the most competitive locations to locate or expand an industrial operation in the Southeastern United States.

Huntington Park in Loudon was created to accommodate industrial projects from 130,000 SF to 500,000 SF. Construction has already started on two speculatively complete facilities of 130,424 SF and 195,360 SF. The facilities are being developed as single tenant, with a 32’ clear height, 60’ x 60’ column spacing, ESFR fire protection, and LED lighting as standard features. Both facilities will be completed Q1 2023 and are available for long-term lease.

The Hollingsworth Companies has also started construction on a 200,000 SF build-to-suit project in the park. The built-to-suit project required an accelerated construction schedule. Working closely with Varco Pruden on the steel building package, The Hollingsworth Companies was able to accelerate the total development schedule by six months, a challenging task in the current market with inconsistent supply chain deliveries.

The Hollingsworth Companies developed its first business park in Clinton, Tennessee. As the park neared capacity, Mr. Hollingsworth realized he needed additional sites to facilitate the growth of his business and chose to expand industrial projects throughout the Southeast. There were several criteria that had to be met, but the most important included close proximity to major freeways, tertiary markets with a strong workforce, and strong economic development agencies located in right to work states. The Huntington Park location is the newest in a long history of projects totaling over 20 million square feet of industrial space across 18 states. The Hollingsworth Companies is the largest developer of industrial space in tertiary markets in the Southeastern United States.

Industrial Leasing Still Strong Throughout the Southeast

The Hollingsworth Companies continues to see strong demand for industrial facilities throughout the Southeastern United States. Two recent leases include TH-Marine Supplies, LLC, (108,480 SF facility in SouthPoint Business Park, Huntsville, Alabama) and SL America (126,824 SF facility in David Jones Industrial Park, Andersonville, Tennessee).

T-H Marine Supplies, LLC, started as a family-owned and operated business, has been serving the marine industry since 1975. Recently acquired by OneWater Marine, Inc., the corporation is a leading manufacturer of boat parts and accessories.  Well known products from their line include high performance items such as the original HOT FOOT throttle, ATLAS hydraulic jack plates, Z-LOCK manual jack plates, and HI-JACKER manual jack plates.

T-H Marine is the producer of thousands of products including outboard motor mounts, outboard tilt and trim, access hatches, deck plates, lid locks, deck hardware, livewell aeration, plumbing fittings, battery trays, fishing rod holders, boat lights, rigging accessories, trolling motor accessories, just to name a few. TH-Marine boat products are found on or in nearly every recreational boat built in the United States.

Samlip Automobile Co., Ltd (SL) established operations in Korea in 1954. SL has experienced continuous growth over the last 68 years and now has over 20 operations in 6 countries to provide lighting, chassis systems, front end modules, mirror systems, and advanced driver assist systems to the automotive market.

SL America completed their first U.S. manufacturing facility in 2001 in Tennessee. They have continued to grow in the U.S. and have expanded to 3 manufacturing facilities in Anderson County, TN.  The 4th Tennessee location, based in David Jones Industrial Park, makes SL America one of the largest employers in Anderson County and one of the largest automotive manufacturers in East Tennessee.

The Hollingsworth Companies’ primary market is the development of single tenant, industrial facilities in tertiary markets. Facility size ranges from 100,000 SF to 650,000 SF and include 30’-40’ clear height, 60’ x 60’ column spacing, ESFR fire protection, and LED lighting as standard features.

The Hollingsworth Companies’ holdings also include quality, renovated industrial facilities, and sale-leaseback facilities. The Hollingsworth Companies focuses on light manufacturing, distribution, and warehouse projects throughout the Southeastern United States. With over 125 tenants across 18 million square feet of industrial space, The Hollingsworth Companies is the largest developer of industrial space in tertiary markets in the Southeast.

405,000 SF Concrete Tilt-Wall Facility Completed and Leased in SouthPoint Business Park, Huntsville AL

The Hollingsworth Companies has completed their first concrete tilt-wall building located in a SouthPoint Business Park. While the company has completed concrete tilt-wall facilities as build-to-suit projects, this is the first virtually complete facility that was built on spec. The Hollingsworth Companies is well known for their steel and masonry facilities, typically with a 32’ clear height. This newly constructed tilt-wall facility has many of the same design features of the steel and masonry building to include 60’ x 60’ column spacing, ESFR fire suppression system, and 6”- 4000 psi Helix micro-rebar reinforced concrete floor. However, this facility is more suited for a higher volume distribution project with a 40’ clear height, 50+ dock doors, and 50+ trailer storage drops.

Polaris Inc. leased the new construction tilt-wall facility located in Huntsville, AL. The SouthPoint Business Park in Huntsville is located just 6 miles from the 920,000 SF Polaris manufacturing facility opened in 2016. The Huntsville facility produces the Ranger, RZR off-road vehicles, and the Polaris Slingshot with processes including vehicle assembly, metal fabrication, welding, chassis and body painting, and injection molding.

A similar designed building is being constructed in SouthPoint Business Park, Prince George, VA. This tilt wall facility, scheduled to be completed Q2, 2022, includes 142 dock doors, 177 trailer drops, and 80 – 40,000# hydraulic pit style levers. This 650,000 SF facility is available for lease and can be expanded to 941,850 SF, and additional trailer drops and parking can be added based on customer requirements.

The SouthPoint Industrial Park, Alabama is located adjacent to both the I-65 and 1-565. This location provides excellent access to markets from Nashville TN and Louisville KY to the north and Birmingham and Montgomery AL to the south. Newly constructed facilities in the park include a 108,486 SF and 173,888 SF, 32’ clear height, steel, and masonry buildings – both available for lease.

The Hollingsworth Companies’ primary market is the development of single tenant, industrial facilities in tertiary markets. Facility size ranges from 100,000 SF to 650,000 SF and include 30’-40’ clear height, 60’ x 60’ column spacing, ESFR fire protection, and LED lighting as standard features.

The Hollingsworth Companies’ holdings also include quality, renovated, industrial facilities, and sale-leaseback facilities. The Hollingsworth Companies focuses on light manufacturing, distribution, and warehouse projects throughout the Southeastern United States. With over 125 tenants across 18 million square feet of industrial space,

The Hollingsworth Companies is the largest developer of industrial space in tertiary markets in the Southeastern United States.

Palltronics to Setup Manufacturing Facility in SouthPoint, Mocksville, NC

Palltronics is setting up their first manufacturing facility in a newly completed 253,052 SF facility in SouthPoint Business Park, Mocksville, North Carolina. The maker of the world’s first fully trackable shipping pallet has already sold out the first three years of production. In addition to manufacturing, the facility will also include an innovation center, which will be tasked with continuously improving the pallet’s materials and technology.

The Palltronics shipping pallet is embedded with electronics that offer track and trace capabilities. Using GPS technology, each pallet can be traced in “real-time”. The system also includes temperature and humidity sensors and an accelerometer that helps clients ensure perishable products arrive at their destination at peak quality. The accelerometer indicates any unusual shock or vibration that a shipment may experience while in transit.

The hybrid pallets are manufactured from a wood substrate coated with a proprietary formulation that includes an antimicrobial/antifungal agent, making them lightweight, cleaner & virtually indestructible. Unlike typical wooden pallets that last 2 to 3 years, testing simulations indicate that Palltronics pallets will last 10 years.

The pallets are designed for high-velocity distribution channels such as protein, produce, and pharmaceuticals. In those industries, companies do not buy their pallets, they rent them from a shared pool. Pallets are leased for as long as needed and then picked up, inspected, and delivered to the next customer. A pallet could hold candy or packaged food one month and perishable food or delicate electronics the next.

In other Hollingsworth company news, six new speculatively complete facilities will be completed in 2022. The first facility to be completed will be a 108,480 SF single tenant building located in Huntsville, AL. This will be the 12th industrial facility in this park. The SouthPoint Business Park, Huntsville, Alabama is located adjacent to both I-65 and I-565.

A second facility to be completed in 2022 will be located in David Jones Industrial Park, Andersonville, TN. This industrial facility will be 126,824 SF and is a mirror image to the building next door leased to Hemasource. David Jones Industrial Park is located just east of I-75 in Anderson County, TN. Two additional facilities in North Carolina and Tennessee will be completed in Q4 2022.

A 194,880 SF complete speculative building is available in SouthPoint Business Park, Prince George, VA; and a 650,250 SF facility in the same park is scheduled to be complete in Q1 2022. Both facilities are available for lease by long term tenants in the light manufacturing or distribution markets.

The industrial market continues to expand in the Southeastern United States, and The Hollingsworth Companies is well suited to support this expansion with speculatively complete facilities available in Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Scott Bader to Open US Operation in SouthPoint, Mocksville, NC

The strong industrial market continues to bring new tenants to the SouthPoint Business Parks. Polaris has started moving into a new 404,738 SF facility in SouthPoint Huntsville, AL; Scott Bader will be moving into a 108,960 SF in SouthPoint Mocksville, NC; and, a “confidential project” will be moving into a 253,052 SF facility in SouthPoint Mocksville, NC.

Scott Bader, our newest tenant in SouthPoint Mocksville, NC has a rare corporate structure for a manufacturing company. Originally founded in 1921, the company was changed to a common trusteeship in 1951. Their shares are held in trust by the Scott Bader Commonwealth Limited, a company limited by guaranty and a registered charity. Having no external shareholders, they cannot be acquired so they are more focused on long term company goals than a typical publicly traded company. Due to their unique ownership, they focus on a balance between social purpose and business needs and are committed to supporting their people, society, and the environment. Since employees are owners in the company, they have been excellent stewards in the communities where they operate.

Scott Bader is a leader in the manufacturing of products for composites, advanced composites, adhesives and functional polymer markets, offering a full range of technologies and manufacturing capabilities for many market sectors. They remain committed to providing quality and innovation through an ongoing investment in R&D. They balance their business needs with a scorecard with a specific element on society. They are continually challenging themselves that all business lines they are in really adds value to society, and the Commonwealth Board is actively developing ways to engage more colleagues in charitable actions.

As a result of this strong market, we have started two new speculatively complete facilities to be completed in Q2 2022. The first facility will be a 108,480 SF single tenant building located in SouthPoint, AL. This will be the 12th industrial facility in this park. The SouthPoint Business Park, Huntsville, AL is located adjacent to both I-65 and I-565.

The second facility will be located in David Jones Industrial Park, Andersonville, TN. This industrial facility will be 126,824 SF and is a mirror image to the building next door leased to Hemasource. David Jones Industrial Park is located just east of I-75 in Anderson County, TN.

A 194,880 SF complete speculative building was completed this quarter in SouthPoint, Prince George, VA and a 650,250 SF facility in the same park is on schedule to be completed before the end of Q4 2021. Both facilities are available for lease by long-term tenants in the light manufacturing or distribution markets.

The industrial market continues to expand in the Southeastern United States, and The Hollingsworth Companies is well suited to support this expansion with speculatively complete facilities available for immediate occupancy in Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Wilson Lumber to Expand in Huntsville, AL and BHS Corrugated to Expand in East Tennessee

The rapid, post Covid expansion of the industrial market has brought two new partners to The Hollingsworth Companies industrial facilities.

Wilson Lumber, a Huntsville based company, will be expanding their footprint with a 108,960 SF door fabrication and assembly facility in the SouthPoint Business Park, Huntsville, Alabama.  As a third-generation company with 70 years of service to the Huntsville MSA, the Wilson Lumber company is in a unique position to serve the rapidly expanding residential and multi-family market. The company currently operates facilities that include a lumber plant, multiple truss plants, and a window factory. Wilsons’s business strategy is focused on service to their customers, their employees, and the community. This strategy has led to a history of long-term company growth, multi-generation employees, and continuously giving back to the community. This new facility will give Wilson Lumber the opportunity to continue their growth in Huntsville.  And, when they fill the first 109,080 SF, the building can be expanded to a total of 206,220 SF on the same site.

Our second new partner this quarter is BHS Corrugated Worldwide.  Nearly every manufacturing and distribution company requires a constant source of packaging materials to store, ship, and protect their product.  But, who supplies the equipment to those manufactures of corrugated board located in nearly every county in the world?  If you are in the market for the highest quality and most technically advanced corrugated equipment, then BHS Corrugated Worldwide is your equipment of choice.  From their humble start in Vienna in 1717, BHS has been in manufacturing and fabrication for over 300 years.  Their pivot into corrugators began in 1960.  Little did they know in 1960 that this new product line would eventually make them the leading manufacturer of corrugators; with 2,500 employees, their equipment supplies 1/3 of the corrugated board in the world.  As a result of these two new leases, we have started two new speculatively complete facilities to be completed in Q2 2022.  The first facility will be a 108,480 SF single tenant building located in SouthPoint, AL.  This will be the 12th industrial facility in this park.  The SouthPoint Business Park, Huntsville, Alabama is located adjacent to both I-65 and I-565.

The second facility will be located in David Jones Industrial Park, Andersonville, Tennessee.  This industrial facility will be 126,824 SF and is a mirror image to the building next door leased to Hemasource.  David Jones Industrial Park is located just east of I-75 in Anderson County, Tennessee.

The industrial market continues to expand in the southeastern United States and The Hollingsworth Companies is well suited to support this expansion with speculatively complete facilities available for immediate occupancy in Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Polaris Inc. Is the Newest Tenant at SouthPoint Business Park, Alabama

Polaris Inc., founded in 1954, is an American manufacture of motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATV, and neighborhood electric vehicles. Polaris was founded in Roseau, Minnesota, where it still has engineering and manufacturing. In 2015, Polaris announced it would be opening a new facility in Huntsville, Alabama. Their 920,000 SF manufacturing facility opened the spring of 2016 and employs 1,700 workers. The Huntsville facility produces the Ranger, RZR off-road vehicles and the Polaris Slingshot with processes including vehicle assembly, metal fabrication, welding, chassis and body painting, and injection molding.

As Polaris has continued to grow in Huntsville, they looked for additional space for warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing support services. The Hollingsworth Companies, having begun construction on a 404,000 SF industrial facility, was a good solution to quickly support this growth. This new facility located in SouthPoint Business Park, Huntsville, Alabama is tilt wall construction, with a 40’ clear height, 60’ x 60’ column spacing, and 50 dock doors.

The SouthPoint Industrial Park, Alabama is located adjacent to both the I-65 and 1-565. This location provides excellent access to markets from Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY to the north and Birmingham and Montgomery, AL to the south. This corridor is highly favored by companies that serve the Southern Automotive market.

The Hollingsworth Companies’ primary market is the development of single tenant, industrial facilities in tertiary markets. These include speculative complete facilities in our 4 business parks as well as build-to-suit projects throughout the Southeast.

Facility size ranges from 100,000 SF to 650,000 SF and include 30’-40’ clear height, 60 x 60 column spacing, ESFR fire protection, and LED lighting as standard features. With an inhouse architect and seasoned project managers, build-to-suit facilities are completed faster than industry average at very competitive pricing due to our consistently high volume of construction.

The Hollingsworth Companies holdings also include quality, renovated, industrial facilities and sale lease back facilities. The Hollingsworth Companies focuses on light manufacturing, distribution, and warehouse projects throughout the Southeastern United States. With over 125 tenants across 18 million square feet of industrial space, The Hollingsworth Companies is the largest developer of industrial space in tertiary markets in the Southeastern United States.

Prince George industrial park plans huge spec warehouse expansion

The Richmond market’s industrial real estate sector continues its strong start in 2021, with a complex in the region’s southern half set to expand by nearly 50 percent.

Mlily USA acquires 115,300 SF Facility in Andersonville, TN from The Hollingsworth Companies

Business success stories happen all over the world, and Mlily is no exception. Founded from humble beginnings, James Ni believed that foam created a superior sleep material. In order to maximize the material’s performance, he needed a better, more efficient way to cut foam. With a small loan from his family, he developed new machinery that allowed for precise cutting of foam and then later expanded that into the production of mattresses and pillows.

When James founded the company, sleep was perceived completely differently by the Chinese people. They were used to sleeping on hard, more cheaply made beds that provided zero support for their body. He entered the market with Memory Foam products at a time when people did not understand the benefits of a proper mattress or what a good night’s sleep meant to their daily performance. James had an uphill battle ahead of him in regard to cultural expectations and the development of an entire industry. The term ‘Redefining Sleep’ was born as he set out to change the culture and perception of sleep. James worked to educate the Chinese market and provide a product that changed their expectations of beds and just how they sleep.

Years later, Mlily is now the largest memory foam manufacturer in China and an A-List Stock on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. After developing the Chinese market, James set his goals on the global market and has taken the motto of Redefining Sleep worldwide to expand the foam mattress market throughout Asia, the US, and Europe.

With a science-based approach to product development, the Mlily team of designers and engineers has created a next generation of proprietary foams that fight odor, wicks away moisture, and offers cooler more supportive sleep.

The 115,300 SF industrial facility located in Andersonville, TN was developed by The Hollingsworth Companies in 1997. To cater to mid-size manufacturing and distribution companies, the facility was extensively renovated to include an interior vinyl liner, LED warehouse lighting, top coated and stripped parking lot, polished and sealed concrete floors, new paint, and flooring in the office and lunchroom.

The Hollingsworth Companies’ primary market is the development of single tenant, industrial facilities in tertiary markets. These include speculative complete facilities in our 4 business parks as well as build-to-suit projects throughout the Southeast. The company’s holdings also include quality, renovated industrial facilities, and sale lease back facilities. The Hollingsworth Companies focuses on light manufacturing, distribution, and warehouse projects throughout the Southeastern United States. With over 125 tenants across 18 million square feet of industrial space, the Hollingsworth Companies is the largest developer of industrial space in tertiary markets in the Southeastern United States.

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