Crescent Communities Completes Construction of Built-to-Suit Industrial Development for Structural Building Solutions

Crescent Communities Completes Construction of Built-to-Suit Industrial Development for Structural Building Solutions
Mar 27 '24

TRINITY, North Carolina – (March 27, 2024): Crescent Communities, a nationally recognized market-leading real estate investor, developer, and operator of mixed-use communities and industrial projects, announced today the completion of its newest development from AXIAL by Crescent Communities, a built-to-suit facility for Structural Building Solutions, LLC. The 120,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located just off the I-85 corridor in Trinity, NC, about 20 minutes southwest of Greensboro, and will serve as a component manufacturing and distribution operation for the organization. 

Strategically positioned in a key location to serve the needs of the industry, Structural Building Solutions, a Sumitomo Forestry Group company, will produce materials such as roof trusses, floor trusses, and wall panels used in residential housing and wooden commercial and multifamily buildings. Sumitomo Forestry Group, Ltd., founded in 1691 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has accumulated technologies and expertise related to wood and wood products over its nearly 400 years in business. One of the company’s major lines of business is housing and construction. In 2018, Sumitomo Forestry Group officially acquired Crescent Communities.  

The project promises significant economic benefits for the region. The center is expected to employ 129 people by 2027, with average wages of $45,782, to supply building materials and service subsidiary residential homebuilders in the Raleigh and Charlotte markets.  

“Today marks a significant milestone for both Crescent Communities and our partners at the City of Archdale and Randolph County. The completion of the Structural Building Solutions facility underscores Crescent Communities’ commitment to delivering top-tier industrial projects while also contributing significantly to the local economy and supporting job creation,” said Brendan Pierce, president of commercial at Crescent Communities. “Through this project – and our four other AXIAL industrial projects in North Carolina – we feel privileged to be able to help foster growth and prosperity through innovative development initiatives that will enhance communities for years to come.” 

The completion of the Structural Building Solutions facility marks the latest project in Crescent Communities’ robust industrial portfolio, including the groundbreaking of AXIAL Midway 321 in Lincolnton, NC, continued construction at AXIAL Rapid Commerce in Charlotte, NC, AXIAL Bonds Farm in Concord, NC, and AXIAL Gateway 95 in Richmond, VA, and the completion of AXIAL 301 Manatee in Bradenton, FL, AXIAL Crosspoint in Greenville, SC, and AXIAL Southgate 77 in Rock Hill, SC, collectively solidifying the company’s position as a leader in industrial development. AXIAL by Crescent Communities has experience encompassing more than $869 million in completed industrial projects. Today, its development portfolio features 63 industrial projects, with nearly 14 million square feet of completed projects and more than 3 million square feet of projects in development or operation. 

Key partners on the project include the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the GoldenLEAF Foundation, Randolph County, the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation, and the City of Archdale. 


About Crescent Communities: 

Crescent Communities is a nationally recognized, market-leading real estate investor, developer, and operator of mixed-use "communities." We create high-quality, differentiated multifamily and commercial communities in many of the fastest growing markets in the United States. Since 1963, our development portfolio has included more than 85 multifamily communities and 24 million square feet of commercial space. Crescent Communities has offices in Charlotte, DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Dallas, Denver, and Phoenix. Our multifamily communities are branded NOVEL, RENDER and HARMON by Crescent Communities, our industrial developments are branded AXIAL by Crescent Communities, and our life science developments are branded THE YIELD by Crescent Communities.