Kirco gets deal to build Wacker Chemical development in Washtenaw County

TROY—Officials at Kirco and Kirco Manix, the Troy-based commercial and industrial construction and design firms, announced that Kirco has been selected by Germany’s Wacker Chemical Corp. to build its $50 million, 140,000-square-foot North American Innovation Center and regional headquarters in Washtenaw County’s Pittsfield Township.

The development will house Wacker research and design activity, and its 300 employees will include those who will relocate from Wacker’s current regional headquarters in Adrian plus 70 new employees.

Wacker will continue its production of elastomers, silicone fluids and silicone emulsions at its existing Adrian operations.

“Despite these extraordinary times, Wacker remained committed to investing in its people and its future in Ann Arbor, Michigan and we are honored to be a part of it,” said Quinn Kiriluk, executive vice president of corporate real estate and chief marketing officer for Kirco. “Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the team augmented seamlessly to the virtual world, advancing design development and successfully obtained both site plan approval and vital economic incentives.”

Construction of the Wacker development is expected to be completed in March 2022.

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