Libertyville, Illinois

Motorola Manufacturing and Technical Center

Client / Owner

Motorola, Inc.

Architect / Engineer

Jack Train Associates




Graycor Construction

Project Scope

This 410,000-square-foot production, distribution and office facility for Motorola met initial occupancy just 14 months after groundbreaking. Motorola′s smooth, multiphase move-in was all the more remarkable because the fast-track schedule required construction to proceed parallel to design development. The project began with the removal of approximately 100,000 cubic yards of materials from the 20-acre site to obtain the desired elevation for the future source of Motorola′s most advanced mobile communications products. Graycor completed tenant build-out in this facility during the fall. The food service facility in the office building was fitted out to serve several hundred employees working in the production areas well before completion of the offices. Along with completing the Motorola Subscriber Facility in Arlington Heights, Graycor dispatched a team to another Motorola project in Grayslake, IL. This assignment called for the rapid renovation and upgrade of an 85,000-square-foot existing building. In response to Motorola′s urgent need for more space, Graycor was on site one day after the request to start construction of the project. In less than two months, the space was gutted and rebuilt and Motorola began production.