Updated: July 24, 2014 5:27PM
Tire-maker Michelin expects to move into a new, 1.7 million-square-foot distribution center in Wilmington next summer.
Ridge Development broke ground this week on the project in the RidgePort Logistics Center, a 1,500-acre intermodal park about three miles south of the Interstate 55-Arsenal Road exit. RidgePort has space for 14 million square feet of industrial, warehouse and logistics buildings.
Michelin, which has a smaller center in Monee, is the first major tenant at RidgePort.
“As one of the largest U.S. distribution complexes when fully built out, this project should boost RidgePort to one of the most significant logistics parks in the country,” RidgePort president Jim Martell said when the lease was announced in May.