Mitsubishi Corporation’s subsidiary expands space

The Opus Group announced today the start of construction on a 175,000-square-foot corporate headquarters for MC Machinery Systems, Inc. in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Currently operating in nearby Wood Dale, Illinois, MC Machinery Systems has an expanding workforce and a need for more space. The new facility will fulfill that need and enable the company to grow well into the future.

A subsidiary of the global Mitsubishi Corporation, MC Machinery Systems develops, sells and supports seven different types of high-tech manufacturing equipment used primarily for metalworking and metal fabrication. The larger space and customized design of the new facility will allow the company to further expand its capabilities and service a diverse range of industries including automotive, aerospace, energy, medical, military/defense, agriculture and more.

“This project offers a great opportunity to collaborate with MC Machinery Systems and provide them a fully customized space to accommodate their growing needs,” said Craig Kenmotsu, senior project manager, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. The new facility will include a variety of spaces specifically tailored to accommodate customer product demonstrations, research and development, machine refurbishment and a call center for customer support.

Sumitomo Chemical’s,Valent BioSciences, moves into Moto’s campus

Almost two years after buying the big empty Motorola Mobility campus in Libertyville, a suburban Washington developer has scored its first tenant: Valent BioSciences.

Valent, a maker of environmentally friendly pesticides, said today it plans to open an 85,000-square-foot research center at the former Motorola property, now called Innovation Park LakeCounty. Valent plans to move its research center there from its current location in Long Grove.

Valent, a unit of Japanese chemical company Sumitomo Chemical, was created in 2000 when Sumitomo bought the agricultural business of Abbott Laboratories. Valent said it plans to spend $27 million in two phases to build out about 65,000 square feet of lab and office space and 20,000 square feet of greenhouse space at the Libertyville property. The first phase will be completed next year.