This may put you to sleep (literally):
PV 303 industrial park developers Merit Partners and First Industrial Realty Trust selected contractor Stevens-Leinweber Construction to build the 650,000-square-foot site for mattress maker Mlily.
Construction started in mid-September for a building that will house 300 employees.
This is SLC’s fourth assignment at PV 303, following the Ball manufacturing warehouse and Boeing/XPO and HD Supply buildings.
The Milily shell building will be 40 feet high, with “a modern cross-dock configuration and a private drive for easy ingress and egress.”
The office space will span more than 20,000 square feet, “with large break areas and locker rooms for greater employee comfort.”
The Mlily building is at 3350 N. Cotton Lane, Goodyear. It sits on 40 acres within the booming PV 303.
When completed, PV 303 will include more than 20 million square feet of industrial, office and retail space near the Loop 303 and West Indian School Road.
Mlily is the retail brand of Healthcare Arizona, a venture of China-based Healthcare Co. that manufactures mattresses, mattress toppers, bases and pillows. It operates facilities in China, Thailand, Serbia and South Carolina.
Mlily adds to a PV 303 roster of tenants that also includes Dick’s Sporting Goods, REI, UPS, Ferraro Candy, Daimler Trucks and Fairlife.
Already an employment hub, PV 303 eventually will employ thousands.
• Calling all entrepreneurs:
The Arizona Commerce Authority and 500 Startups, “the most active venture capital firm in the world,” are hosting a day of virtual seminars on Oct. 8. Starting at 9 a.m., the sessions will last an hour and target Arizona’s innovation ecosystem.
Topics include seeking funding and analyzing markets.
For more information or to register, visit azcommerce.com/start-up or call 602-845-1200.
• Goodyear’s Innovation Hub sponsors Business Builders at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.
The Zoom conference theme is “Moving Forward in the Post-Pandemic Era.”
Paul Smiley, founder and president of Sonoran Technology, and Jim Pipper, Small Business Association Business Development officer, will lead the presentation on:
• What is the future of small business?
• Is your business recoverable? Future pandemic proof?
• Have you decided to be a part of Small Business 2.0?
The online event is free.
To register or for more information, visit developgoodyearaz.com/resources/innovationhub/business-builder.
• Cleveland west: Clubhouse Apartments, a four-story housing facility and development center for Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians, is new to Goodyear.
According to its website, “DesignCell designed the housing complex with the team’s culture in mind, providing indoor and outdoor spaces where the players can relax, unplug and bond.”
The facility is across from the team’s spring training facility on South Wood Boulevard.