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Prairie Brookwood Breaks Ground on Major Expansion in Huntersville for Pactiv

by Leslie Hardwick

Huntersville, NC, December 6, 2016 – Prairie Brookwood LLC today broke ground on a 324,480-square-foot warehouse expansion of their facility, which is leased to Pactiv, LLC, in Huntersville, North Carolina. Prairie Brookwood is investing over $14 million to more than double the size of the 24/7 facility that currently houses Pactiv’s production of food service disposables and food packaging. Project highlights include 35 new loading docks and a structural steel frame with concrete tilt-up walls.

“Over a decade ago, we partnered with the towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville to build the first building in the Commerce Station Park,” said Benjamin Shapiro, Manager of Prairie Brookwood LLC. “This expansion fulfills our shared vision for creating a state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facility upon 40 acres of raw land, and serves as an excellent model for government and private industry working together to create good jobs for a community.”

"Lake Norman Economic Development is appreciative of today's announcement of the expansion with Pactiv and Prairie Brookwood," said Ryan McDaniels, Executive Director of Lake Norman Economic Development. "Commerce Station Business Park is the result of a partnership between the Town of Cornelius, Town of Davidson, Town of Huntersville, and Mecklenburg County. This partnership has led to continued growth with new jobs and investment added to our community. We look forward to future announcements at Commerce Station."

“The expanded facility will complement our already strong and growing North American manufacturing footprint and enable the company to remain focused on our current product lines as we continue to meet the demands of our customers,” said John McGrath, Pactiv President & CEO.

“I am honored that Prairie Brookwood and Pactiv chose Huntersville to expand,” said Mayor John Aneralla. “The workforce, our business climate and our quality of life continue to make Huntersville extremely attractive to companies. The expansion will create economic growth and development for the Huntersville community.”

Located in Commerce Station Park, the expansion is being developed by Prairie Brookwood LLC. The Design-Build contractor is Graycor Construction Company and is being managed out of Graycor’s Southeast regional office based in Charlotte.

“Graycor is truly excited to be a part of this long developing project,” said Scott Skala, General Manager of the Southeast Division for Graycor Construction Company, “we look forward to continuing our partnership with Prairie Brookwood, Pactiv and the Town of Huntersville to deliver a facility that will serve both the Owner and Pactiv well for years to come.”

About Pactiv, LLC
Pactiv is one of the world’s largest producers of food service disposables and food packaging operating over 50 manufacturing plants in seven countries. With over 11,000 employees, Pactiv makes and sells products used in the foodservice, supermarket, and food packaging markets. Learn more at

Lake Norman Economic Development Corporation
The Lake Norman Economic Development Corporation is responsible for the development and implementation of the economic development strategy for the towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville, and the Lake Norman region. These strategies will result in improving the quality of life for the region’s residents through the expansion of the tax base by attracting new capital investment and creating new, highly skilled jobs for the regions residents. For more information visit

About Graycor
Graycor Construction Company Inc. is a leader in managing new construction and interiors projects throughout North America. Graycor serves clients in the corporate, cultural/educational, healthcare, living & lodging, logistics & distribution, manufacturing and retail markets. For more information visit



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