E-Commerce Facility – Romeoville, IL

The remodeling consists of an existing 767,000 square-foot warehouse & single story office for a new non-sort facility. Building renovations include demolition, site improvements, and new construction. The demolition itself contains all existing RTUs, interior lighting, 60,000 square-foot office, warehouse bathrooms, a full height demising wall, east elevation dock pits, and the closure of west and south elevation dock positions. The facility is equipped with new hydraulic dock levelers, LED lighting, RTUs, 30,000 square-foot office, warehouse bathrooms, warehouse break rooms, pit charging stations, facilities cages, telecommunication and security equipment, material handling equipment, and racking. This is Krusinski’s second project with the e-commerce client.




E-Commerce Facility – Crest Hill, IL

This e-commerce build out consists of a 438,000 square-foot warehouse and office fulfillment center in Crest Hill. Some of the more interesting aspects of the project, aside from the fast-tracked schedule, include the removal of three building corners, 24 precast panels and lowering the existing building footings so that (21) new dock positions could be added.  Further, (40) levelers were added at pre-designed locations and the (36) existing manual dock levelers were upgraded to hydraulic bringing the building total to (97) new hydraulic leveler positions. Building improvements include 2,000 amps of power to supplement the existing 4,000 amps; 425 tons of RTU cooling, 6 new HVLS fans,10 pit charging stations and 22,000 square-feet of interior office space. The entire system is backed up by a 2 MW diesel generator to prevent work impediments. Improvements of the 24-acre site include an additional 320 car parking lot, 2 guard houses, an expanded entrance, LED site lighting, security fencing around the perimeter of the truck yards as well as an employee bus stop. This is Krusinski’s third project with the e-commerce client.

Northwestern Business College

Northwestern Business College, Chicago’s first private business college, had outgrown its southwest suburban campus in Hickory Hills and hired Krusinski Construction Company to renovate its newly acquired 88,000 square-foot retail space.   The college acquired a former department store in Bridgeview to renovate the space to include 15 lecture halls, 13 computer labs, medical and clinical classrooms, library, bookstore and learning center, spa area, student lounge, 200-seat auditorium and administrative and admissions offices.

The challenge was demolishing and renovating the space in four months.

Krusinski was up to the challenge and worked diligently with partners at Design Architects to develop an expedited schedule encompassing seven days a week, often with double crews. To keep tradesmen from tripping over one another, the space was divided into four quadrants, which allowed multiple trades to work at the same time.

Not only did classes start the first week in September, as scheduled, but the new campus allowed Northwestern Business College to double its enrollment from an estimated 450 students at the old campus to 900 at the new college.  The college also celebrated an anniversary that was well deserved – more than 100 years old.

The project received a design excellence award by the American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase.

CN Training Center

Krusinski Construction Company completed the development of a U.S. Operations Training Center for CN Railway on a 5.4-acre site in Homewood, Illinois.  The location in the Chicago area is the largest freight hub in North America and  suburban Homewood is home to CN’s U. S. headquarters.  This state-of-the-art 2-story training center estimates that it will host up to 250 CN students across the United States every week providing hands-on training for all key railway positions.  The facility is located adjacent to the locomotive repair center and was constructed over an old railroad turntable and roundhouse.  The center provides CN with a space to continue to instill a strong safety culture amongst new hires and reinforce it across current employees who are learning new skills or upgrading existing capabilities.  Employees will receive training in learning laboratories with equipment such as locomotive simulators and dispatcher stations.  The site boasts 14 classrooms, two learning labs and a 10-acre field training facility.  The training programs range anywhere from three to 24 weeks and will allow CN employees to earn proper certification. 

After completing the training center, KCC renovated an existing 75,183 square-foot office space and supplemented the facility with a 19,914 square-foot addition. The building consists of  increased office space and a new, larger rail data center. The 215 stall parking lot also received a 73 stall expansion.

CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting approximately C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries — serves the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America.


International Airport Centers (IAC) – LSG SKY Chefs

Krusinski was hired to develop the first LEED Silver Certified airline catering facility in the world for LSG Sky Chefs located in Des Plaines, Illinois. LSG Sky Chefs is part of the LSG Group which is a collection of companies under LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG, a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG is headquartered in Neu-Isenburg (near Frankfurt), Germany.

The state-of-the-art facility incorporates environmentally-friendly design including intelligent energy and construction and takes up about 10 acres, with 2.5 acres set aside for stormwater retention.  The main entrance includes a custom glass elevator and full-height glass curtainwall framing system that filters natural light. The food preparation facility maintains a 41° degree temperature and a large freezer area set at -10° degrees to preserve and maintain high quality foods. In addition custom-built equipment pits are integrated for food preparation operations with built-in heating components. A fully automated SmartWall system is incorporated to separate the testing and training kitchens.

These amenities allow LSG Sky Chefs to present the best possible food experience, whether that’s a convenience snack or a five-course meal. The firm creates great food experiences with an experienced culinary network of chefs from all over the world.



Wood Hill Crossing East

KCC completed an 85,000 square foot LEED Certified Building at Wood Hill Crossing East in Woodridge, IL. The team consisted of architect, SKJN Architekten Corporation and civil engineer, SPACECO Inc.  The group partnered with Lakeview Realty Investors for this multi-tenant speculative building. Wood Hill Crossing East will be the first LEED Certified building within the Village of Woodridge limits. The building can function as an office, research or light industrial facility. During this project, the team was trained to identify Blanding Turtles that populate the area and put a plan together to protect this threatened and endangered species during construction.

The Village of Woodridge is also home to the Internationale Centre, one of the largest business parks in the Chicago area. The Wood Hill Crossing Business Park connects and is adjacent to Internationale Centre.

Westbrook Corporate Center

Located on a 40-acre site, five, 10-story towers each with 22,800 square-feet per floor. Various amenities include tennis courts, daycare center, dry cleaners, restaurants, health club, bank, physician’s offices, jogging path and 900-car indoor parking garage. Each tower is inter-connected with an indoor pedestrian concourse.

Virginia Tile

Commercial showroom with high end finishes and exposed systems and ceiling. The showroom is located in a 3-story residential building with retail on the first level.

Roquette America, Inc.

The new, 2-story, 35,000 square-foot science and technology campus will provide for customer collaboration, product development, nutrition and bio-chemical research. The Roquette group family enterprise is one of the top-ranked processors of starch (N° 2 in Europe and N° 4 in the world), as well as being the world leader in polyols, pyrogen free raw materials and dry sugars.

The facility will also serve as a U.S. sales and client center for this France based company and includes six test kitchens / laboratories as well as a demonstration kitchen for showcasing new products and an auditorium with 56 capacity seating. The environmentally friendly design includes bio-swales, native vegetation and preserved farmland. The adjacent road improvements include a turn lane, deceleration lane, traffic lights and improved bike path.

Little Company of Mary

3-story Green Globes certified medical office building with basement that includes state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center with MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, mammography and X-ray services. As well as nurses station, trauma unit, exam rooms, two level open lobby with registration and patient pharmacy.