Byline: Allison Kaplan Daily Herald Staff Writer
Construction is in full swing on a building addition that will more than double the size of the Henkel Adhesives Corp. facility in Elgin.
Henkel, manufacturer of water and solvent-based adhesives, hired Opus North Corp. of Rosemont to complete the designs and construction of the 69,600-square-foot addition to be built on 6.5 acres.
Opus North also completed the original Henkel building in 1991, company spokesperson Cathy Grace said. Located at 1345 Gasket Drive, north of Bartlett Road and East of Route 25, the building is 59,200 square feet.
Once construction is complete, the older portion of the building will be used for manufacturing, Grace said. The addition will house research and development labs, a warehouse and a two-story administrative office, she said.
The new section of the building is expected to open in September.
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