WAM Development Group

WAM Development Group

December 02, 2008 05:00 ET

WAM Development Group: Whirlpool Canada LP Sets up Operations in Calgary's Stoney Industrial

WAM Development Group Welcomes New Industrial Tenant

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2008) - WAM Development Group, a North American leader in commercial real estate development, today announced that Whirlpool Canada LP is the first industrial tenant and is in full operation occupying over 439,000 square feet of distribution space at Stoney Industrial in Northeast Calgary.

Stoney Industrial is one of two industrial arms that are part of WAM's StoneGate Landing development - the new retail, office, industrial and hospitality development in Northeast Calgary that is expected to be the largest commercial development of its kind in Western Canada.

"We are pleased that Whirlpool Canada chose to lease with us to open a new distribution and logistics facility," said Darren Durstling, Partner, WAM Development Group. "This Northeast Calgary parcel is a prime location because it is situated near the Calgary International Airport, Stoney Trail (the future Calgary Ring Road), and major transportation routes, including Deerfoot Trail/Queen Elizabeth II highway, Country Hills Boulevard and Barlow Trail."

Whirlpool Canada has leased in Stoney Industrial as part of its relocation and expansion plans. In this new facility, Whirlpool Canada is consolidating two distribution centres from Calgary's Foothills area into one primary operation.

"The new Calgary regional distribution centre creates a more streamlined and less complex distribution network for our major appliances and is the last significant merger initiative. This will allow us to deliver our products in one consolidated shipment, with one invoice, making it easier for our retail partners to do business with us," said Susan Promane, Director Supply Chain, Whirlpool Canada. "The Stoney Industrial space in Northeast Calgary provided a timely opportunity for the relocation and expansion of our distribution centre."

The industrial component of StoneGate Landing and Stoney Industrial is slated to be a 10 million-square-foot light industrial park located to the east of StoneGate Landing. The industrial buildings will vary between 28 and 34 feet clear height with ample shipping doors on sites designed for high volume shipping and receiving.

For more information, please download the media kit at www.stonegatelanding.ca/media.

About WAM Development Group

Established in 1987, the WAM Development Group is committed to the business of real estate, with emphasis in the acquisition, leasing, management, development and sale of quality commercial and retail properties. For more than 20 years, the WAM Development Group has been pursuing real estate opportunities in Western Canada and the Southern United States. The WAM Development Group is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. For more information, please visit www.wamdevelopment.com.

About Whirlpool Canada LP

Whirlpool Canada LP is one of the country's leading suppliers of home appliances, and a subsidiary of Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. Whirlpool Canada's unparalleled portfolio of brands includes Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Inglis, Estate, and Roper. With this portfolio comes a wealth of innovative and ENERGY STAR® qualified products, enabling Whirlpool Canada to address the home appliance needs of all Canadian consumers. The company has approximately 500 employees and operates nationwide with its head office located in Mississauga, Ontario and regional sales offices in Laval, Quebec and Calgary, Alberta. For more information about Whirlpool Canada, visit www.whirlpoolcanada.com.

Contact Information

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