Kraft Foods expands footprint in Champaign, Ill.

Kraft Foods Group has selected Becknell Industrial to develop and build a new warehouse to support its existing facility in Champaign, Ill. The 730,000-sq.-ft. warehouse will be located on a 35-acre parcel adjacent to its manufacturing site, which is Kraft's largest production facility in North America.

"Becknell Industrial has been providing Kraft with one-stop design and build services for many years," said John Dattilo, Kraft Corporate Real Estate. "They've proven their ability to understand our business and real estate needs. We're confident Becknell will provide the excellent service and deliver the first-rate project we expect."

Becknell has had a long-standing relationship with Kraft Foods. Through the years, the company has developed more than 30 projects for Kraft. Many of these properties continue to be owned and leased by Becknell.

"Becknell has been providing real estate solutions for Kraft across the United States for many years. Kraft remains one of our largest and most loyal clients. We are honored that Kraft has chosen Becknell to build this new facility — especially in Champaign, where we began our business," said Dan Harrington, chairman and CEO.



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