The subsidiary of Brazilian-based WEG SA will move in early 2010from its current location at 1327 Northbrook Parkway in nearbySuwanee. "This location is in proximity to our current offices andwarehouses, allowing minimal disruption to our operations," saysDavid Pipes, president of WEG Electric, adding that the largeroffice and warehouse space will accommodate its continued growth inthe US.


Chris Brown, senior vice president of Duke's Atlanta industrialsegment, says the long-term commitment by WEG highlightsSugarloaf's location, access and corporate atmosphere. Duke VPBrian Sutton represented the owner in lease negotiations, withDarren Ross and Dave Watson of Grubb & Ellis representingWEG.


Duluth is located in the massive Northeast Atlanta industrialsubmarket, which totals more than 141 million sf of inventory inmore than 1,800 buildings. Vacancy in the submarket is 10.2%through the third quarter, slightly higher than the 9% areawideaverage, according to Cushman & Wakefield.

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