Plexus Worldwide, a leading direct-marketing weight-loss and health-supplement seller that was recently named #8 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies, officially broke ground on a 70,000 SF National Headquarters office building at the MainSpring Capital project at Pima Center on March 30th at noon. The project is being designed and built by LGE Design Build of Phoenix.
Several dignitaries from the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community, State Legislators, City of Scottsdale Council members, and leaders of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce attended the ground breaking and received tours of the existing 30,000 SF warehouse facility. Several Plexus Worldwide Ambassadors attended from across the U.S., and helped sign their name to a piece of the new building’s foundation.
Plexus Worldwide recently moved its warehouse operations to space it recently leased and occupied within an existing MainSpring Capital project at Pima Center which is adjacent to the new site. At completion, Plexus Worldwide will have just more than 100,000 SF between the adjacent facilities. Currently Plexus has several facilities located in and around the Scottsdale Airpark, all of which it has outgrown due its astronomical growth from less than $1 Million in annual revenue four years ago to more than $300 Million in 2014. Plexus Worldwide currently has more than 200 employees in Arizona and more than 220,000 associates, which it calls Ambassadors, across the United States.
“Building our new headquarters adjacent to our warehouse facility allows us to create a functional campus where we can truly get the most out of each building design while increasing the coordination between our talented employee teams which currently work in various locations around Scottsdale,” said Plexus Worldwide CEO Tarl Robinson. “Pima Center and the team at MainSpring Capital allowed us the flexibility to work with our own design build team while providing valuable assistance in working within the local jurisdiction to make this project happen. We looked at a lot of alternatives and the Pima Center/ Mainspring option clearly stood tallest.”
“We are really happy to be announcing the addition of Plexus Worldwide to our roster of companies at Pima Center”, said Marty Farnsworth of MainSpring Capital. “Their desire to create a project that balances function with aesthetics made them a perfect fit with Pima Center. The company has a great executive team, a phenomenal business model and we are looking forward to watching them accelerate their success in their new home”, said Mr. Farnsworth.
“Designing and building Plexus’ national headquarters next to its warehouse allows us the unique opportunity to help streamline the company’s business operations,” said Dave Sellers, LGE Design Build president. “LGE is proud to have been selected as not only the design firm but also the general contractor for this new facility. Having control of both components has allowed us to deliver a superior product in an expedited schedule for Plexus.”
Pima Center is a 209-acre mixed-use business park designed and developed by Mainspring Capital Group. It is located at the 101 Freeway between the 2 diamond interchanges at Via De Ventura and Pima/90th Street. There are currently projects totaling over 1.3 million SF at Pima Center and the park boasts a company roster that includes First American Title, Stryker Orthopedics, Safeguard Security, Hemisphere GPS, Fluidic Energy, and PB Bell and Associates among others.