Prospect Live – Project Technical Textiles

Join GSLI for an in-depth conversation with the CEO of Project Technical Textiles, an east coast manufacturer of high-performance industrial fabrics and composites for a multitude of industries.

The company is looking for a site within 100 miles of a port, from North Carolina to Texas. Though they are open to locations outside of 100 miles,  drayage costs must be considered for longer shipping times. They are needing to find an existing 70,000-100,000 sq ft facility within the next 6-8 months. The project will employ 60+ people in 3 years and the annual payroll should reach $3.5-4.0 million after 24 months.
States In Consideration: Southwest and Southeast, specifically Texas to the Carolinas. 

Project Technical Textiles Overview:

  • Time Frame: 6-12 months
  • Looking to buy an existing building but also open to a long-term lease or lease to own.  Purchasing is preferred if they can secure low-cost financing i.e. industrial revenue bonds, etc.
  • Project Location of interest: Southeast to southwest states
  • Building or land needs?: Existing building and BTS
    • Open to considering a lease buyback. The lease must be a long-term option because of equipment moving costs. 
  • Building Specs: 70,000-100,000 sq ft
  • Land Specs: <5 acres
  • Jobs created: Y1-25, Y2-50, Y3-60+
  • 75% floor workers/25% salaried admin/technical/management
    • +/-35 hourly production 
    • +/- 5 maintenance workers
    • 4-5 production supervision
    • 5-7 salaries technical (quality/engineering)
    • 5-7 office admin (customer service, scheduling, expediting, accounting)
  • Special Location Needs: High interest in being located within 100 miles of a port (not a determining factor), a rail-served site is not important
  • Capital Investment:+/- $5,000,000
  • Annual payroll: $3.5-4.0 million after 24 months.
  • Utilities:
    • Electric: Year 1-1,200,000 Kwh, Year 2-1,600,000 Kwh, Year 3-2,000,000+ Kwh
    • Natural Gas: Year 1-50,000 dth, Year 2-75,000 dth, Year 3-100,000 dth
  • New equipment to be invested in the facility will be approx. $2-2.5m over the first year
  • Relocated equipment: $5m

Submission Information

If you’d like to submit a proposal containing sites to the project, please do so directly by logging in as a guest or member in the Project Portal. Search “Technical Textiles”, claim your free lead, and quickly submit your proposal.

Non-alliance member communities are encouraged to use their one free lead submission on GSLI’s projects. Non-member communities receive 1 submission per 12-month time frame. Please review the project scope before submitting. Our team vets all submissions and will review proposals with the Technical Textiles team after the submission deadline has passed. Member sites receive first review by the project. 

If you identified that you do not meet the minimum critical site criteria, we ask that you do not submit on this project. Out of consideration for the company’s time, we are requesting sites that can at least meet the minimum site requirements. Please include a cover letter expressing your interest in the project and how you can provide solutions to their needs. Provide any economic opportunities that might pertain to the project. GSLI and Technical Textiles ask that you do not upload submission packets over 30 pages long. We appreciate your cooperation with our policy and we look forward to reviewing your submission!

New Submission Deadline: March 29th, 5:00PM CST

Prospect Live – Project Bone Appetit

During this Prospect Live webinar, Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) learned about the site needs of a growing pet treat manufacturer. GSLI sat down with the CEO, CFO and Senior Analyst of Project Bone Appetit to discuss motivations and specific needs of their expansion project. 

Communities interested in submitting sites on the project are encouraged to read below. 



Project  Bone Appetit Overview:

Location Interest: All of United States
New Jobs Created: 225 in 3 years
Sq. Ft. Needs: 100,000-200,000+
Build or Lease: preferably looking for an existing building to lease or buy
Time Frame: Operational by Q1 of 2022



Submission Information:

If you’d like to submit a proposal containing sites to Bone Appetit, please do so directly by logging in as a guest or member in the Project Portal. Search “Bone Appetit”, claim your free lead, and quickly submit your proposal.

Non-alliance member communities are encouraged to use their one free lead submission on GSLI’s projects. Non-member communities receive 1 submission per 12-month time frame. Please review the project scope before submitting. Our team vets all submissions and will review proposals with the Bone Appetit team after the submission deadline has passed. Member sites receive first review by the project. 

If you identified that you do not meet the minimum critical site criteria, we ask that you do not submit on this project. Out of consideration for the company’s time, we are requesting sites that can at least meet the minimum site requirements. Please include a cover letter expressing your interest in the project and how you can provide solutions to their needs. Provide any economic opportunities that might pertain to the project. GSLI and Project Bone Appetit ask that you do not upload submission packets over 30 pages long. We appreciate your cooperation with our policy and we look forward to reviewing your submission!

Submission deadline: Friday, February 26th 2021 at 5 P.M. CST

Prospect Live – Project Metal Fab

During this Prospect Live webinar, EDO’s learned about a project that can turn a brown field-building into wage earning jobs. Join GSLI as we speak with Project Metal Fab’s Vice President of Sales, Pat, to discuss the motivation and specific needs of their expansion project. If you are interested in submitting sites on the project please see below. 
 

Project  Metal Fab Overview:
Location Interest: All of United States, Southwestern, Southeastern U.S.
New Jobs Created: 50
Sq. Ft. Needs: 20,000-40,000 +/- sq ft, open to looking at larger facilities
Build or Lease: Looking for an existing building to lease or buy
Time Frame: 6 months

Submission Information:

If you’d like to submit a proposal with sites to Metal Fab, please do so directly by logging in as a guest in the  Project Portal. Search Metal Fab, claim your free lead, and quickly submit a proposal.

Non-alliance member communities are provided one free lead submission on GSLI projects. Non-member communities receive 1 submission per 12-month time frame. Please review the project scope before submitting. Our team vets all submissions and will review proposals with Pat after the submission deadline has passed. We appreciate your cooperation with our policy and we look forward to reviewing your submission!

If you have identified that you do not meet the minimum critical site criteria, we ask that you please do not submit on this project. Real estate costs are requested for inclusion in your proposal. Please also provide any economic opportunities that might pertain to the project – the project is very deal motivated. GSLI and Project Metal Fab ask that you do not upload submission packets over 30 pages long.

Submission deadline: Monday, February 15th 2021 at 5 P.M. CST 

Prospect Live – S2A Modular (Project Energy Homes)

In this session, GSLI’s Project Director, Brooke Edwards, and Project Manager, Ashley Kleinsorge, introduce S2A Modular (Project Energy Homes) to communities and companies around the country.

The GSLI team helped communities identify the motivations, “must-haves” and tipping points of S2A Modular’s site location strategy by asking specific questions around topics like:

  • Key motivations and goals for the 35 new facility locations by 2023
  • Key site criteria needs
  • S2A Modular’s specific proposal needs, identifying “must-haves” vs “nice-to-haves”
  • Recently announced locations and the decision making process behind them

The webinar provided an opportunity for over 40 communities to get answers directly from S2A Modular’s Chief Growth Officer, Sharon Amecua.

 

S2A Modular Project Overview:

Location Interest: Multiple locations of interest across the U.S.
New Jobs Created: 150 y1, 250 y2
Acreage needed: 30-40 acres of shovel ready land. Must be located near a major interstate or highway. Company to build structures totalling 250,000 sq ft at each location.
Time Frame: 3-6 months start up at each location, 35 locations identified by 2023
Economic impact at each location: $80 million
Capital Investment at each location: $30 million

GSLI hosts new Prospect Live Webinar with modular home builder seeking 30+ factory locations in rapid factory growth

Join GSLI for a discussion with Chief Growth Officer, Sharon Amezcua, and Director of National Expansion, Jonny Kuzdas, for S2A Modular, a company creating self-sustaining, custom smart residences and commercial buildings. This webinar was put together to help S2A Modular publicly discuss their project’s needs to local and state EDOs. During the free webinar, we’ll be asking the S2A Modular site location team very specific questions about facility needs to help EDOs formulate site proposals.

On this webinar, we will cover:

  • Key motivations and goals for the 35 new facility locations by 2023
  • Key site criteria needs
  • S2A Modular’s specific proposal needs, identifying “must-haves” vs “nice-to-haves”
  • Recently announced locations and the decision making process behind them


Company information: Project Energy Homes is searching the U.S. for multiple 15-20 acre, shovel ready properties for rapid construction of multiple factory locations over the next 2 years. The company is looking for multiple locations to construct structures totaling more than 250,000 sq ft at each location. These projects will employ 250 people and generate more than $80 million of economic impact at each location.

SPEAKERS:

Sharon Amezcua
Chief Growth Officer
S2A Modular
Jonny Kuzdas
Director of National Expansion
S2A Modular
Brooke Edwards
Project Director
GSLI
Ashley Kleinsorge
Project Manager
GSLI

5 Ways To Land On A Project’s Shortlist

A poorly constructed proposal can quickly end your ability to talk to a project. Increase interest and conversations in your community’s assets with a competitive proposal! Watch our free webinar & learn insights, best practices and action items on how to land on a project’s short list.

 
Questions covered: 

Ryan Vessell, VP Of Innovation & Growth Strategy at Tyson Foods

  • What are 3 things you take into consideration when looking at a community’s proposal to your project
  • Should a community still submit a proposal even if they do not meet your project’s exact needs?  How important are incentives in your decision making?
  • Should communities present opportunities for cost savings in their proposals?
 

Daniella Gallagher, VP of Economic Development, SunCorridor Inc.

  • In your perspective, what are the top 5 things that need to be addressed in a response packet to a prospect? 
  • With some of the successful projects you have landed, or almost landed, what 3 things would you attribute to your ability to work the project?
  • You get a new lead. Briefly take us through your process of crafting a proposal for them.
 

Chris Schupp, Executive Managing Director, NAI Robert Lynn

  • While conducting market research for a site, what factors play into an EDC’s success in landing on your client’s short list? 

  • Do you typically ask for site proposals from a community? If so, what information is relevant for you to evaluate? 

  • How important are digital means to showcase buildings and assets compared to in person visits? Amid COVID-19 and beyond, is digital the new way to go? Why or why not?

Looking to increase qualified lead flow, submission feedback and project conversations? We've got the solutions and we're ready to help.

Free Webinar – 5 Ways to Land on A Project’s Short List

Have you ever spent hours forming a proposal without a clear understanding of what the project needs? Have you wondered if your proposal is competitive with other submissions? How do you know if your submission stands out among equally ideal areas? A poorly constructed proposal could quickly deter a busy CEO or site selector from reading past the first few pages. What will it take to understand the projects needs and craft an effective site proposal? What critical information must be provided? What wasted efforts and information is unnecessary in presenting your community in the best light?

GSLI’s Eric Kleinsorge will moderate this insightful discussion of site submission best practices. He is joined by panelists Ryan Vessell with Tyson Foods, Daniela Gallagher with SunCorridor Inc and Chris Schupp of NAI Robert Lynn.

By attending this webinar, you can expect to come away with:

• Best practices for submission packets to increase conversations with projects
• A set of action items to implement into your own response packet efforts
• Location decision making insight from a site selector at a Fortune 500 company

Date:  Thursday, November 5th, 2020
Time: 11 am-12 pm CST

PROSPECT LIVE – Project Pack USA

In this session, GSLI’s CEO, Eric Kleinsorge, introduces Project Pack USA to various communities and companies around the country. Eric identifies the “tipping points”, motivations and considerations that will help them find their next 2 sites in the next 12 months. The webinar provided an opportunity for several communities to get answers directly from the project for a submission to be formed.

Project Pack USA Overview:
Location Interest: Western US (NV, CA, UT,AZ) and Southern US
New Jobs Created: 80 yr1, 240 yr2, 300, yr3
Sq. Ft. Needs: 200,000 sq. ft.
Build or Lease: Build to Suit or Greenfield
Time Frame: 12 months

Click below to listen:

PROSPECT LIVE – Project All Boxed up

In this session, GSLI’s CEO and Chairman, Eric Kleinsorge, introduces Project All Boxed Up, a multi facility corrugated box manufacturer, to communities in the states of Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. The project is looking for a Southwest facility to aid with company growth and service to their Midwest customers.  The project discussed their facility needs for communities to consider site and incentive procurement. Click below to listen to the informative call with the project’s VP of Operations.

Project Details
STATES CONSIDERING:        Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana
INDUSTRY SERVED:              Manufacturing
YEARS IN BUSINESS:            35 Years
CURRENT EMPLOYEES:       Over 700
CAPITAL INVESTMENT:         $52 Million

BUILDING SIZE:                      500,000 to 650,000 sq. ft.
LAND REQUIREMENTS:        15 to 25 ACRES
NEW EMPLOYEE NEEDS:     180

Additional Detail can be found in the Portal!

For those that want to submit their information for this project.  Please use this link.