NORTHLAKE, IL-Delta-Unibus Corp. is getting a 100,000-sf corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility built at Railroad Avenue and Delta Way in the CenterPoint Business Center-Northlake for $7 million. The company will move its management, engineering, research-and-development and manufacturing operations from 11323 W. Franklin Ave. in neighboring Franklin Park.

The building will sit on a 10.12-acre site acquired from CenterPoint Properties Trust, the largest industrial REIT in the Chicago market, earlier this year. Construction is scheduled to begin before fall and completion is expected in the second quarter of 2002.

NAI Hiffman executive vice president John F. Cash, SIOR, and vice president Daniel P. Leahy, SIOR, represented Delta-Unibus. Both brokers are with NAI Hiffman’s industrial brokerage group. A. William McGraw, SIOR, vice president of Cleveland -based NAI Alan R. Daus and Associates, was the referring broker. East Dundee, IL-based KLN Design Builders, Inc., is the general contractor. Michael J. Baumstark, Principal with Itasca, IL-based Cornerstone Architects, Ltd., is project architect.

Delta-Unibus is a subsidiary of Houston-based Powell Industries, Inc. The company makes custom switches, metering packages, power conductors and bus accessories for gas and old producers, refineries, petrochemical plants, utilities, paper mills and transportation companies.

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