A global company that produces cat litter has acquired a site at Great Western Industrial Park in Windsor for construction of a 46,000-square-foot packaging and distribution facility.
The approximately $18 million facility will be the first U.S. location for Montreal-based Intersand America Corp. It is strategically located near bentonite clay mines in Wyoming, allowing raw materials to be brought in by rail.
Great Western Railway of Colorado will provide direct service to the site. OmniTrax, an affiliate of The Broe Group, owns both the railroad and Great Western Industrial Park.
“This new U.S. rail-served distribution center is a perfect fit for Intersand’s expanding business, the Windsor community and the Great Western Industrial Park,” said Reagan Shanley, Broe Real Estate Group executive vice president. “GWP’s strategic location between I-70 and I-80 continues to demonstrate supply chain value while delivering the efficient, safe and green benefits that rail service provides.”
Intersand exports cat litter into 47 countries, from Brazil to Japan, through multiple channels. It offers several private label lines.
“Intersand is grateful for The Broe Group’s support and expertise in making this project happen,” said Intersand President and CEO Stéphane Chevigny. “Expanding our production capability in the United States is an important milestone in our history, and we are committed to bringing long-term jobs to the Windsor community.”
Jim Long of Stout Street Advisors represented Intersand America Corp. in the transaction.
Hauser Architects designed the facility, which is scheduled for completion in April. Golden Triangle Construction is the general contractor.
The facility will employ 20 to 25 people.
“This project is another great example of our strong public private economic development partnership of local, county and state governments and economic development professionals working together to locate a well-established Canadian company to Northern Colorado,” said Paul Knapp, Upstate Colorado Economic Development board chairman and branch president for Bank of Colorado.
“The Great Western Industrial Park continues its growth as a leading rail-served hub that provides supply chain and distribution efficiency,” said T.J. Smith of Colliers International, the listing broker for the park. “Intersand’s need for rail, coupled with The Broe Group’s entrepreneurial approach, led them to GWIP, where they are joining an already impressive roster of tenants that include Owens Illinois, Vestas and Halliburton.”