Heller Industrial Parks Hosts Chinese Delegation
EDISON, NJ – (March 22, 2012) – Heller Industrial Parks, one of the nation’s largest privately held owners and developers of industrial real estate, recently hosted a Chinese delegation from the An’Hui province at its industrial facilities in Edison, N.J.
The 18-member delegation toured a number of Heller properties with an interpreter and learned about Heller’s customer-centric way of doing business and how the company implements innovative solutions to design, construction and operations including using energy-efficient features and sustainable practices.
“Heller valued this unique opportunity to expand communications between businesses in our two countries and explain what best-in-class practices we utilize here,” said Jeffrey J. Milanaik, President, Heller Industrial Parks, Inc.“We look forward to the possibility of additional collaboration in some respect in the future.”
The site visit was facilitated by Michael P. Weinstein, Director of the PSE&G Institute for Sustainable Studies at Montclair State University. The institute established a relationship with Sunels International Inc., which has an office in Totowa, N.J., and previously facilitated tours dealing with subject matters including water resource management and sustainability, among others. When Sunels approached him about setting up a tour of industrial parks in the state, Weinstein reached out to Heller.
Weinstein pointed out that a key component of this program is to open up the cross-cultural dialogue to foster improved business relationships and possible investments in both countries.
“New Jersey is currently China’s sixth largest trade partner and I’ve taken it upon myself to see that we’re number one,” said Weinstein. “I get the parties to the table; it’s up to them to follow through after the introduction.”
Founded in 1966, Heller Industrial Parks (HIP) is one of the nation’s largest privately held industrial park owner/developers, specializing in the building, leasing and management of strategically located distributions centers. The company’s success lies in its ability to locate and reposition overlooked development opportunities. HIP owns 12.4 million square feet concentrated in New Jersey’s heavily traveled Northeast corridor, 1.6 million square feet in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, 420,000 square feet in rapidly expanding Houston, and 1.6 million square feet in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. While industrial distribution centers are the core of the company’s business, Heller is currently offering “customer-centric” services like energy-efficient lighting, solar power and its Edison Industrial Park has been granted Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) status. For more information, visit www.hellerpark.com