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Morgan / Harbour Converts 143,000 Square Foot Warehouse to Manufacturing HQ Facility


(Woodridge, Ill.) – Morgan / Harbour and JLL are pleased to announce the completion of the 143,000 square foot renovation of an existing warehouse structure into a new manufacturing facility for Semblex Corporation in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Located at 900 N. Church Road in west suburban Elmhurst, Semblex is a key supplier of fasteners to the automotive, heavy truck, motorcycle, farm equipment and home entertainment industries. Semblex combined three manufacturing facilities and its corporate headquarters into this one centralized location. Morgan / Harbour was selected as the general contractor to complete 27,000 square feet of finished headquarter office space as well as the conversion and fit-up of 116,000 square feet of warehouse space to accommodate the manufacturing operations of Semblex. JLL acted as the owner’s representative, offering project management services, decommissioning and real estate consulting.

Construction included the removal, transport and installation of more than 170 machines, accessories and equipment, each of which required locating specific electrical voltage/amperage/phasing, compressed air, specialized ventilation and plumbing services. Morgan / Harbour also incorporated pneumatic systems, specialized exhaust equipment and completed numerous building upgrades for logistical operations. In addition, Morgan / Harbour and JLL’s project managers coordinated and brought in a new 4,000 amp electrical service, new natural gas service and 60kw of back-up generator power to the facility to support their I.T. and life safety systems. 

Morgan / Harbour successfully coordinated the client’s move into the new facility on-time within a period of five months. Additionally, they completed the required decommissioning and clean-up work in Semblex’s former facilities, while also completing all machine moving and reconnection work ahead of schedule. Morgan / Harbour’s construction team included Joe Zosky, vice president of construction, Rich Cassidy, senior project manager and Stan Martenson, project superintendent.  The JLL project team included Bradley A. Wood, vice president, and Bret Culen, project manager. Cornerstone Architects provided the architectural services and JLL was the owner’s representative.


About Morgan / Harbour Construction

Morgan / Harbour Construction, headquartered in Woodridge, Illinois, is a full-service design/build general contractor and construction manager specializing in both ground-up construction and tenant improvements for distribution/warehouse, food grade manufacturing, office, retail, medical/health, multi-use sports, data centers, and financial institution properties. Morgan / Harbour also has specialized capabilities in the planning and construction of business parks and infrastructure. With vast experience in complex projects, Morgan / Harbour is dedicated to providing clients with the highest level of expertise, integrity and quality. Recent clients include White Oak Realty, Hub Group, CenterPoint Properties, Pella Window, Bissell, Daltile, Comptia, Flavors of North America, Blackstone Real Estate, and Corum Real Estate. For more information visit


About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $56.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit



09/18/2015 - 21:00


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