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North Chandler Corridor gets boost with Turbo Resources groundbreaking

June 26th, 2017 development
North Chandler Corridor gets boost with Turbo Resources groundbreaking

By Wayne Schutsky

The North Chandler Corridor received a shot in the arm on June 2 when Turbo Resources officially broke ground on its new global headquarters at Westech Corporate Center, at Arizona Avenue and Palomino Drive.

The City of Chandler has several distinct development districts, including North Chandler Corridor. City leadership has focused on developing the North Chandler Corridor in recent years. Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny expressed excitement that Turbo Resources, an existing Chandler business, chose to stay in the city and anchor the area.

“I think this will strengthen north Chandler and spur more development in the North Chandler Corridor,” Tibshraeny said.

Turbo Resources leadership shares Tibshraeny’s enthusiasm for the area.

“We are proud to be here and excited to (be) leading the way in developing this area,” said Turbo Resources COO Eric Hoffman.

Turbo Resources, originally founded by CEO Irv Hoffman in his Chicago basement in 1984, relocated to Chandler about 24 years ago. The aircraft parts distribution company now supplies more than 500,000 different airplane parts to customers around the world.

Despite the company’s success over the years, it has retained a family-oriented approach, as evidenced by Irv Hoffman who called out to multiple longtime employees by name during his speech. His wife, Sima, also delivered an emotional address in which she lauded her husband, sons and the company’s employees and noted that the moment was surreal for her family.

In addition to Eric, Irv and Sima Hoffman’s other two sons are also involved in the business. Daniel is president of the company and Adam is a director on the sales team.

The company currently has 47 employees, many of whom live in Chandler. It chose to stay in Chandler in part out of a desire to keep those employees close to home, Eric Hoffman said. He also referenced the company’s “excellent” working relationship with the city as a reason to stay put.

“I would like to thank Chandler’s (economic, zoning and city planning) divisions for keeping us in Chandler,” he said during his speech prior to the groundbreaking.

Several members of city leadership attended the groundbreaking, including Tibshraeny, Councilmember Sam Huang, Councilmember Terry Roe, City Manager Marsha Reed and Assistant City Manager Nachie Marquez.

There were also several members of Chandler’s Economic Development and City Planning departments present, along with Turbo Resources employees.

The first phase of the project will feature a 253,116-square-foot building for warehousing with 44,914 square feet of office. The second phase will include an additional 176,942-square-foot building.

Upon completion, the new headquarters will allow Turbo Resources to house all of its employees in one facility, which will result in more efficient operations and tangible benefits for customers and vendors, Eric Hoffman said.  



(Photos by Craig Younger)
Three generations of Hoffmans celebrate the groundbreaking for Turbo Resources’ new global headquarters. (From left to right) president Daniel, COO Eric (with daughter Adel), Sima and CEO Irv and sales team director Adam.