Manhard Consulting provided civil engineering, surveying and landscape architecture service for the logistics center in Wilmington, Illinois. Ridgeport is a 2,000-acre, rail-served intermodal park with room for 14 million square feet of industrial, warehousing and logistics building s is being developed by Elion Partners. This is one of the largest industrial parks built in the United States within the past five years.

Project components designed by Manhard include:  three primary roadways, regional sanitary sewer/lift station and a 1,000,000-gallon elevated water tower.  Also included is a relocation of a main tributary to the Kankakee River.  The stream relocation entails a total of 11,900 feet of naturalized, meandering stream length.  In addition, stormwater detention facilities are planned throughout the development to provide necessary detention and compensatory storage for impacts to the existing floodplain.  Software utilized to analyze the stormwater management aspects of the project include HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, and EPASWMM.

Recent projects include 1,600,000 square foot Michelin Facility; a 750,000 square foot Batory Foods Facility and Rail Served Freezer, a 1,500,000 square foot General Mills Facility and Refrigerated Buildings for Consolidated Distribution Corporation.