An official grand opening ceremony was held for the Rockefeller Group Logistics Center in Piscataway on Wednesday.
Local government officials, tenants and neighbors joined Rockefeller Group staff to celebrate the opening of 100 Ridge Road, a “state-of-the-art, master-planned” industrial park developed for industrial users and investors in Class A warehouse and distribution space.
“Today is a celebration of four years of collaboration between Piscataway, Middlesex County, the companies that have chosen to invest here and to become a part of this project, and all of our neighbors,” Mark Shearer, senior vice president and regional development officer for Rockefeller Group’s New Jersey/Pennsylvania region, said. “This former brownfield site was considered a pioneering location, but we saw it as an opportunity to create new product in an older, overlooked market. Today this market is considered proven, and Piscataway and others along I- 287 are, and will continue to, benefit.”
The site, which is located along the I-287 corridor, has five buildings totaling 1.2 million square feet.
At the ceremony, Heath Abramsohn, vice president and regional director for Rockefeller Group, said he was thankful to the town of Piscataway, the project’s neighbors and the tenants for selecting the center for its operations. Current tenants include Best Buy, Fujitsu General, Humanscale, KISS Products, SHI and Kuehne + Nagel.
“One of the biggest challenges facing mayors across the country is how to return deserted business areas to productive economic use,” Piscataway Mayor Brian C. Wahler said. “I can’t say enough about everyone who helped bring this project to fruition and thank Rockefeller Group for taking a creative approach to cleaning up this site, creating new jobs for our residents, and providing the revenue to build our community center.”
“Congratulations to all of the businesses here and thank you for making our Township your corporate site. We are thrilled that our residents can enjoy an even higher quality of life by working and raising their families in Piscatawaym” Wahler said.