King Shan LLC in West Dundee expects to double its industrial space early next year.
The company will break ground this fall on a 45,000-square-foot building adjacent to its existing facility. The Opus Group expects to complete construction in January. The company built King Shan’s existing 35,000-square-foot facility in 2010. The West Dundee company is owned by Taiwan steel wire maker and metal fabricator King Shan Wire Co.
“Our team is honored to have the opportunity to build on our past success with King Shan as the company looks to meet the needs of its U.S.-based customers,” said Jim Caesar, regional vice president of Opus Design Build LLC.
The new space will let King Shan to expand its distribution operations. The building will have about 41,000 square feet of warehouse space and 4,000 square feet of office space.
King Shan makes wire grates and racks used in barbecue grills, ovens and refrigerators. It also makes pet cages and wire household storage products. The company employs about 700 people worldwide and uses 120 million tons of steel annually, according to the company’s website.