Al. Neyer has announce its plans to construct a 496,000 square foot build-to-suit industrial facility for its client, Simpson Strong-Tie (Simpson). A global leader in structural systems, research, and technology, Simpson is and of the world’s largest suppliers of structural building products. Situated on 43 acres in Gallatin’s industrial corridor, the Simpson Strong-Tie project adds to Al. Neyer’s growing Middle Tennessee portfolio. The site is located at 1585 Airport Road in Gallatin.
The total 64-acre site represents one of the only large in-town industrial-zoned development sites in Gallatin, and the adjacent acreage provides an opportunity for future development, further deepening Al. Neyer’s investment in Sumner County.
The company has multi-asset class capabilities and previously delivered its first project to the Sumner County submarket, Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinic Hendersonville, in 2021. Additionally, The Hickory at Indian Lake Village, a 212-unit luxury multifamily development, is currently under construction in Hendersonville, with its first units expected to be available in the summer of 2024.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work as design-build developer for a company like Simpson Strong-Tie and be a part of their long-term investment in the City of Gallatin. Our client’s investment in this facility is a testament to the area of Gallatin as a growing business and industrial center, and one of the many reasons we are optimistic about our future developments in this market.Patrick Poole, VP and Nashville Market Leader for Al. Neyer.
Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE were involved as Developer and Tenant broker representatives. Ware Malcomb is the project architect and engineer. Clay Haynes, Principal Broker for Public Square, played a pivotal role in facilitating the transaction, ensuring a seamless process that led to the selection of the Gallatin site.
“It’s been great to work with the team at Al. Neyer on this project in my hometown. They have a unique combination of capabilities, with full vertical integration of design and construction paired with scale. Those are the elements that brought this opportunity to the closing table,” said Haynes.
Simpson Strong-Tie and Al. Neyer’s collaboration began in 2022, with the goal of establishing a new manufacturing and warehouse facility for Simpson Strong-Tie’s expanding operations in Gallatin. The chosen Airport Road site’s proximity to downtown Gallatin and a reliable local labor force were key factors in the selection.
This strategic move will enable Simpson Strong-Tie to meet increased product demand and relocate a portion of its fastener manufacturing operations to Gallatin, creating nearly 250 jobs across Tennessee, including 37 new positions. Simpson Strong-Tie officials announced the company will invest $110 million in the expansion and relocation into the Al. Neyer development.
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