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More warehousing coming to Seaford industrial park

Katie Tabeling

Two warehouses, each with 9,960 square feet of floor space, are porposed for Venture Drive. | PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF SEAFORD

SEAFORD — A Pennsylvania commercial concrete company is looking to strengthen its ties to Delaware by building two small warehouses, with a combined capacity for 10 tenants in the Ross Business Park.

Cavan Construction of Aston, Pa., has filed plans to build two flex warehouses, each at 9,960 square feet in size on Venture Drive. Each building will have five bays and will share a parking lot with 22 spaces. Cavan Construction Project Manager Sean Smith expects to break ground on the site within the next month.

“They’re going to be pre-engineered metal buildings,” Smith told the Delaware Business Times. “The idea is to build it and lease it, as we’re in to have longevity in the area.”

Cavan Construction is a family-owned business, with Smith as part of the third generation. The company offers foundational and flat work as well as concrete paving and site work. 

Cavan Construction opened a second office in Laurel decades ago, as part of its efforts to expand into the Delmarva region. That office eventually closed around 2008 due to the recession, but the company had gained a vested interest in the area. Smith said the family bought property in Seaford as well as Salisbury, Md., where they plan to open a 34,000-square-foot warehouse as well.

“The Seaford market seems geared to small to medium manufacturers, compared to looking for one tenant like we’re doing with our Salisbury warehouse,” Smith said.

The Ross Business Park is one of Seaford’s major industrial parks, with 150 acres and within 2 miles of U.S. Route 13. All of its existing floorspace is space leased out. It sits next to Seaford’s other notable park: the Seaford Industrial Park. Both boast of tenants like the 101,000-square-foot FedEx distribution center, the headquarters of Orient Chemical, and Craig Technologies.

The two warehouses proposed by Cavan Construction will sit across the street from the FedEx distribution center.

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