Esmark set to move to new home in Edgeworth
Sixteen months after first breaking ground, Esmark Inc. CEO Jim Bouchard will move his company into its $9 million headquarters in Edgeworth early next month.
“We're very excited to move in,” Bouchard said of the planned Feb. 3 move-in date at Esmark Center, 100 Hazel Lane.
“We've started to purge files now to get ready for the move.”
Work on the company's global headquarters is about three weeks behind schedule, Bouchard said.
“I was shooting for Jan. 17,” Bouchard said. “(Contractors) were always shooting for February.”
Better-than-expected weather helped crews construct the building that eventually will house Esmark, TF Asset Management and OneSource HR on the building's third floor, Bouchard said.
The first and second floors will be home to a new Heritage Valley Edgeworth “medical mall.”
That portion of the building is expected to open in April, Esmark spokesman Bill Keegan said.
A May 2 grand opening is planned for the 40,000-square-foot building, Keegan said.
The Heritage Valley facility will offer patients primary care access and ambulatory and diagnostic services.
Among the features the building will include are underground parking, a rooftop garden with views of the Ohio River valley and enough office space for up to 150 workers.
The Esmark building replaced a self-storage facility, which relocated to Glen Osborne.
The move to Edgeworth will allow for Esmark's headquarters to be centrally located between three areas where employees are located — Meadville, Cleveland and Chicago.
Over the next two years, workers from a Chicago office will move to Edgeworth, Bouchard said.
“We'll time those moves to the needs of their families,” Bouchard said.
The property in Edgeworth wasn't the first planned location for Esmark.
In 2009, Sewickley Council approved a development at the site of the now former Yankello's store at 604 Beaver St.
Initial plans for the development called for Esmark's headquarters, a bank and a redesigned Yankello's storefront.
Delays, including Esmark selling off its steel division, forced the company to hold off on its plan to move, officials said.
Since 2003, Esmark has established an array of operating companies.
The company employs about 450 people and provides several products and services in the areas of steel, energy, industrial manufacturing, aviation, business services and real estate.
Bobby Cherry is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 email@example.com.
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