Business Buzz: Recent McKinley Developments in Wilmington & Surrounding Areas

July – December 2023

Yogasleep’s New Headquarters

Yogasleep, formerly known as Marpac, has consolidated its warehousing and manufacturing operations in a new 64,400-square-foot headquarters at 3870 U.S. Highway 421 in Wilmington. The move, completed in phases between March and April, was driven by the company’s growth and the need for a larger space. The new facility, constructed by McKinley Building Corporation, allows for potential expansion, reflecting Yogasleep’s commitment to its local workforce and proximity to key transportation routes.

Sidbury Station Amenity Center Completed

The Sidbury Station Amenities Center, a first-class facility in D.R. Horton’s new community is now complete. The project, managed by Chase Jarrett, features modern amenities for residents and adds to the appeal of the growing development.

McKinley Building Corp. Announces New Hires and Promotions

McKinley Building Corp., a Wilmington-based commercial construction company, has expanded its team with the addition of project managers Pete Browne and Lyle Hagwood. Additionally, Chase Jarrett has been promoted to assistant project manager. These changes reflect McKinley’s commitment to attracting top talent and fostering the professional growth of its team members.


Kessebohmer Breaks Ground on $30 Million Facility

German-based manufacturer Kessebohmer has broken ground on a new $30 million facility along the U.S. 421 corridor north of Wilmington. The facility will serve as the company’s North American headquarters, consolidating its retail display and kitchen storage divisions. The strategic location, proximity to the Port of Wilmington, and partnerships with local educational institutions make this project a significant investment in the region’s economic growth.

Vicki Dull Annex at Harrelson Center Completed

McKinley Building Corp. has unveiled the Vicki Dull Annex at the Harrelson Center, providing 5 suites of 20 offices for local nonprofits. Named after Ken Dull’s wife, who served as the Harrelson Center’s Executive Director from 2011-2016, the annex contributes to the community’s ongoing development.

Flex Space Project with Cameron Management

Cameron Management, in collaboration with McKinley Building Corp., is developing a small industrial park on Sunnyvale Drive in Wilmington. The project includes four 18,000-square-foot metal buildings designed to serve as flex warehouse space. This initiative addresses the demand for such spaces, especially on the side of Wilmington.

Edgewater Ventures Expands Wilmington Trade Center

Edgewater Ventures, a commercial real estate investment company, has acquired 187 acres on U.S. 421 for a major expansion of the Wilmington Trade Center. The $7.65 million acquisition aims to provide up to 3.3 million square feet of Class A industrial facilities, positioning Wilmington as a competitive hub for industrial development.

One Place Breaks Ground on SECU Hope Center

One Place has broken ground on the SECU Hope Center in the Jacksonville Commons. This 35,000-square-foot facility, a collaborative effort with Playbook Management Company, BB+M Architecture, and Summit Design and Engineering Services, will offer hope and healing to individuals and families in the community.

New Retail Development in Porters Neck

Drift Coffee, The Butcher’s Market, and Burrito Shak are set to become the first tenants in a new 8,845-square-foot commercial building in Porters Neck. The development, overseen by Jeff Young and McKinley Building Corporation, responds to the area’s growth and the demand for diverse retail options.

Coastal Millwork and Risley Padula’s Expansion

Coastal Millwork Supply Co. and Risley Padula Construction Inc. have purchased 5.5 acres in Blue Clay Business Park. The $7.5 million investment will lead to the construction of a 62,000-square-foot manufacturing and office space, allowing the companies to meet the growing demand for their interior supply and installation services.

New Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Brunswick County

We have just started sitework on a new Habitat for Humanity ReStore for Brunswick County in Leland, NC.  The nonprofit home improvement store and donation center will be open later in 2024.

These developments highlight the ongoing economic growth and community expansion in Wilmington and the surrounding areas. Stay tuned for more exciting updates in the months to come!