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AZ: Clear Energy Systems Breaks Ground in Tempe, Invests $10M, Creates 225 Jobs

8 Jun, 2012


Clear Energy Systems, an innovator in mobile and distributed power generation systems, broke ground at its new location at Elliot Business Park in Tempe. The new facility is located at 7825 S. Hardy Drive. The 158,000 square foot building will feature 30 foot clear heights, a steel roof structure, energy efficient features and concrete paved truck areas.

In October, Clear Energy Systems announced it would expand its operations in Arizona, creating 225 quality new jobs, increasing Arizona's exports globally and investing $10 million in the local economy.

"I am pleased that our planned expansion in Tempe is moving forward, and we are one step closer to moving into our new home," said Tony Carmen, President and CEO of Clear Energy Systems. "We looked at many locations for our new site, and it was the collaborative work and support from Governor Brewer, the Arizona Commerce Authority, GPEC, and the City of Tempe that ultimately sealed the deal for us to bring the Genesis 1000 to Elliot Business Park."

"Clear Energy’s decision to expand its operations in our State is a true testament to Arizona’s pro-business climate, competitive tax policies and skilled workforce,” said Governor Jan Brewer.

"I would like to thank Clear Energy Systems, the ACA and its partners for helping once again to bring quality jobs and meaningful investment to Arizona’s economy."

“Tempe has long considered itself to be a great place to do business, and Clear Energy’s decision to expand here reinforces that belief,” said Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman.

"The ACA worked closely with our economic development partners and the City of Tempe to ensure Clear Energy Systems knew all of the incredible benefits of doing business in Arizona," said Don Cardon, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. "Clear Energy is a global leader in advanced technology, and the product being made in Tempe will likely be exported and provide incredible benefits to millions of people around the world."

"Clear Energy Systems’ decision to stay in Greater Phoenix is testament to the unique collaborative effort Greater Phoenix has in support of regional economic development,” said Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “Clear Energy Systems is exactly the type of innovative company we like to see putting down roots in the region, and the City of Tempe is certainly the right place for them to do so.”

Clear Energy Systems chose the Elliot Business Park location for its enhanced building features including structure to support heavy duty manufacturing equipment and layout compatibility with the company’s production targets. Kevin Lange of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona represented Clear Energy Systems, and Jerry McCormick of CBRE represented the building owner and developer, Tempe Marketplace Commerce Associates, an affiliate of Transpacific Development Southwest. DL Withers has been selected by the developer to construct the new building.

“Clear Energy Systems is a great addition to the current tenant mix of national companies at Elliot Business Park,” said Vincent Curci of Tempe Marketplace Commerce Associates. “Their new 158,000-square-foot facility and its sister 158,000-square-foot speculative building are the final phase of the park.”

“It can’t be understated how important the Clear Energy Systems and Elliott Business Park construction projects are to the continued growth in construction jobs in Arizona. With the combined vision of developers like Tempe Marketplace Commerce Associates we are putting the Arizona construction trades back to work," said Dan Withers, president and CEO of D.L. Withers Construction.

The building is expected to open in February 2013.

About Clear Energy Systems
Clear Energy Systems, Inc. is an innovator in mobile and distributed power generation systems. The Company's premier product— the Genesis 1000™—is the world’s smallest and lightest one megawatt generator set. Operating on low carbon natural gas and renewable bio fuels, the Genesis™ is a compact, affordable and environmentally friendly 1MW power generation unit bringing cleaner, dependable and cost-efficient energy to distributed power markets worldwide. Clear Energy Systems combines core competencies in primary technical research, new product engineering and design, global parts sourcing, and lean cell manufacturing to deliver game-changing technologies that improve lives, economies and environments around the world. For more information, visit www.clearenerqvsystems.com.

About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority is dedicated to welcoming domestic and international businesses to Arizona and encouraging the expansion of existing businesses in the State. The agency maintains foreign trade offices in Canada, Asia, Europe and Mexico. The ACA will focus exclusively on business attraction, retention and expansion of Arizona’s strongest economic sectors including science/technology, aerospace/defense, renewable energies and small business/entrepreneurial expansion efforts. For more information contact: Arizona Commerce Authority at 602-845-1200 or www.azcommerce.com.

About the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
A true public/private partnership, GPEC is the regional economic development organization for Greater Phoenix. Working with its 20 member communities, Maricopa County and 155private investors, GPEC attracts quality businesses to this dynamic region. By creating a high-performance economy through capital investments and jobs, Greater Phoenix companies enjoy a business climate where they can compete and thrive in today's global economy. Since 1989, GPEC has worked to achieve an economically sound and sustainable region. For more information, visit www.gpec.org.

About the City of Tempe
Tempe, Arizona, www.tempe.gov, is home to Arizona State University, Tempe Town Lake and the famous Mill Avenue. Located in the center of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area and adjacent to Sky Harbor International Airport, Tempe is a diverse, innovative community of 161,000 residents, a workforce of 150,000 and a student base of approximately 200,000. The city attracts more than 4 million visitors annually. With an average resident age of 28.1 years, Tempe is one of the youngest cities in the country. More than 40 percent of the population holds a Bachelor's degree or better, making Tempe, Arizona, the Smart Place to Be.

About Elliot Business Park
Elliot Business Park is the premier warehouse distribution center in the southeast valley. When completed in early 2013, it will contain over 1 million square feet. The park includes features designed for long-term durability and lower maintenance costs. Some of these features include steel roof structure, energy efficient single ply roofing, insulated glass, skylights and truck areas that are entirely paved with Portland cement concrete. Tempe MarketPlace Commerce Associates, the developer and owner, is a long-term investor with more than 80 years of combined experience. For leasing information, contact Jerry McCormick of CBRE at 602-735-5265 or www.jerry.mccormick@cbre.com.
 

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