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Rauner Cuts The Ribbon On New General Mills Distribution Center

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner at the grand opening of General Mills' new customer service and distribution center within RidgePort Logistics Center.

General Mills' new customer service and distribution center within RidgePort Logistics Center is now open in Wilmington, 60 miles south of Chicago. Gov. Bruce Rauner joined leadership from Elion Partners and General Mills to celebrate the opening. 

The 1.5M SF facility is strategically near the I-55 and I-80 corridors, as well as BNSF and Union Pacific rail lines. The massive Ridgeport Logistics Center encompasses more than 30M SF of potential space, 5.4M SF of developed space and 810K SF under construction. 

Ridgeport Logistics Center's amenities include Petro Travel Plaza, offering truck drivers amenities like fitness facilities, business services and multimedia entertainment, as well as on-site truck repair, service bays and a truck wash. Elion Partners and Ridge Development are working with local officials to incorporate a state-of-the-art police and fire station on the site, and will add more food offerings, retail and a hotel. 

The General Mills facility will begin operations in January and will employ up to 150 people.