Clear Energy Systems, a producer of mobile and distributed power generation systems, broke ground today at its new location at Elliot Business Park in Tempe.
The 158,000 SF square foot building at 7825 S. Hardy Dr. will feature 30-foot clear heights, a steel roof structure, energy efficient features and concrete paved truck areas.
Kevin Lange of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona represented Clear Energy Systems, and Jerry McCormick of CBRE represented the building owner and developer, Tempe Marketplace Commerce Associates, an affiliate of Transpacific Development Southwest. DL Withers has been selected as the general contractor.
In October, Clear Energy Systems announced it would expand its operations in Arizona, creating 225 quality new jobs, increasing Arizona’s exports globally and investing $10M in the local economy.
“I am pleased that our planned expansion in Tempe is moving forward, and we are one step closer to moving into our new home,” said Tony Carmen, President and CEO of Clear Energy Systems. “We looked at many locations for our new site, and it was the collaborative work and support from Governor Brewer, the Arizona Commerce Authority, GPEC, and the City of Tempe that ultimately sealed the deal for us to bring the Genesis 1000 to Elliot Business Park.”
“Clear Energy’s decision to expand its operations in our State is a true testament to Arizona’s pro-business climate, competitive tax policies and skilled workforce,” said Gov. Jan Brewer. ”I would like to thank Clear Energy Systems, the ACA and its partners for helping once again to bring quality jobs and meaningful investment to Arizona’s economy.”
“Tempe has long considered itself to be a great place to do business, and Clear Energy’s decision to expand here reinforces that belief,” said Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman.
“The ACA worked closely with our economic development partners and the City of Tempe to ensure Clear Energy Systems knew all of the incredible benefits of doing business in Arizona,” said Don Cardon, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Clear Energy is a global leader in advanced technology, and the product being made in Tempe will likely be exported and provide incredible benefits to millions of people around the world.”
“Clear Energy Systems’ decision to stay in Greater Phoenix is testament to the unique collaborative effort Greater Phoenix has in support of regional economic development,” said Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “Clear Energy Systems is exactly the type of innovative company we like to see putting down roots in the region, and the City of Tempe is certainly the right place for them to do so.”
Clear Energy Systems chose the Elliot Business Park location for its enhanced building features including structure to support heavy duty manufacturing equipment and layout compatibility with the company’s production targets.
“Clear Energy Systems is a great addition to the current tenant mix of national companies at Elliot Business Park,” said Vincent Curci of Tempe Marketplace Commerce Associates. “Their new 158,000-square-foot facility and its sister 158,000-square-foot speculative building are the final phase of the park.”
“It can’t be understated how important the Clear Energy Systems and Elliott Business Park construction projects are to the continued growth in construction jobs in Arizona. With the combined vision of developers like Tempe Marketplace Commerce Associates we are putting the Arizona construction trades back to work,” said Dan Withers, president and CEO of D.L. Withers Construction.
The building is expected to open in 1Q 2013.