December 18, 2012

(Bannockburn, Illinois –)  Mark E. Augustyn and James A. Brucato, owners of Principle Construction Corp., announced that they have completed the construction of a new 267,000 square foot build-to-suit manufacturing facility for Winpak Portion Packaging, Inc. near the corner of Mark Collins Drive and LogistiCenter Drive in Sauk Village, Illinois.
Principle was chosen by DP Partners to build the facility for their tenant, Winpak Portion Packaging. Situated on a 28.75-acre site, the new plastics manufacturing facility includes: a warehouse, production area, offices, maintenance area, grinding room, chemical storage room, utilities room and printing area.
The Production space features 700 tons of A/C interlocked with specialty exhaust systems and is supported by 8,000 amps of electrical service and distribution, process chilled water, compressed air systems, silo raw material storage and pnuematic delivery systems. The roof structure has an increased load carrying capacity to support Winpak’s process equipment loads. LEED components such as T5 lighting, energy monitoring systems, increased R values, energy efficient HVAC systems and employee showers were incorported into the design. Other features of the 32’ clear building are 15 exterior docks, two exterior drive-in doors, 25 trailer parking stalls, and a rail siding for product delivery.
Winpak Ltd., based in Winnipeg, Canada, manufactures and distributes high-quality packaging materials and related packaging machines. The Company’s products are used primarily for the protection of perishable foods, beverages and in health care applications. Winpak, part of a global packaging group, operates nine production facilities in Canada and the United States. Winpak’s strategic alliance with Wipak, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of packaging materials, allows for a global customer base.
Mike Long served as director of project management and Tom Sterbens served as Superintendent for Principle Construction Corp. Harris Architects provided architectural services and Jacob & Hefner Associates provided the civil engineering service. Justin Fierz of Lee & Associates represented Winpak in the transaction and George Cibula of Darwin Realty and Development Corporation worked on behalf of DP Partners.
Principle Construction Corp. is a leading design/build general contracting firm that has been serving the Chicago Metro, Southern Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana industrial markets since 1999. Specializing in the design and construction of manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, medical, office, laboratory and food processing facilities, Principle has built a solid reputation for providing unsurpassed service to its clients and the ability to successfully complete even the most complex projects. Additionally, Principle has extensive expertise in expansions and additions, tenant improvements, site evaluation, due diligence and value engineering.  Leading industry publications and professionals continually recognize Principle Construction as one of the field’s best and most prestigious design/build firms. Visit for more information.