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Manhard Consulting Serves as Civil Engineer and Surveyor on Ridgeport Logistics Center

Manhard Consulting, a civil engineering and surveying firm with offices nationwide, will be providing civil engineering, surveying and landscape architecture for the RidgePort Logistics Center in Wilmington, Illinois. RidgePort, a 1,500-acre, rail-served intermodal park with room for 14 million square feet of industrial, warehousing and logistics buildings is being developed by Ridge Development, the industrial arm of Transwestern Development Company. This project represents construction of one of the largest industrial buildings being built in the US in the past 5 years.

RidgePort is strategically located three miles south of the Interstate 55 Arsenal Road exit that leads to the BNSF Logistics Park-Chicago in Elwood and Union Pacific-Joliet Intermodal Terminal in Joliet. RidgePort is flanked by more than two miles of BNSF mainline frontage to the west and Interstate 55 to the east. The park would serve as the western terminus of the proposed Illiana Expressway, a toll road that would connect I-55 and I-65 in northern Illinois and Indiana. Located in the Will County Inland Port region, the largest inland container port in North America, RidgePort provides economic incentive packages to qualified companies, has an Enterprise Zone designation and qualifies for a Foreign Trade Zone designation.

About Manhard Consulting

Manhard Consulting provides civil engineering, surveying, water resources management, water and wastewater engineering, environmental sciences, construction management, land planning, landscape architecture, supply chain logistics, and other services to over 6,000 public- and private-sector clients from its offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, and Nevada. The firm’s corporate headquarters are located in Vernon Hills, Illinois.