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Johnson City, TENN. – Tri-Cities developer Mitch Cox and Silverdale Partners, GP, acquired the former Traco window and door manufacturing plant on Silverdale Drive on July 16th, 2014. The 155,000 square foot building, which has been vacant since 2009 when Traco moved its operations to Pittsburgh, will soon be an upscale, technologically advanced business center.
The former Traco building, now called Silverdale Commons, will be the headquarters for Mitch Cox Companies and Universal Companies. Mitch Cox Companies will occupy 15,000 square feet of the building while Universal Companies will occupy 40,000 square feet. The remaining 100,000 square feet is available to be leased to tenants. As of today, Professional Appliance Direct and Just Jump are confirmed as tenants for Silverdale Commons and will be utilizing 20,000 square feet each. The total facility encompasses 15 acres and can facilitate another 50,000 square feet of new construction. For more information on leasing the available space, contact Mitch Cox or Shannon Castillo at 423-282-6582.
Mitch Cox Construction, Inc. will initiate the building transformation by renovating the existing facade of the Silverdale Commons project, with plans to transform the entire plant into state-of-the-art office, flex warehouse and industrial space.
“We are excited about this move for our company. The new headquarters will provide elements and capabilities more conducive to growth and collaboration within our organization,” said Mitch Cox, founder and CEO of Mitch Cox Companies.
Shane Abraham, president of Universal Companies, said, “This state-of-the-art facility is a result of the growth we are experiencing in the manufacturing and distribution facets of our business, and it will facilitate the needed administrative space to support our increasing real estate personnel.”
Mitch Cox Companies is moving out of its current headquarters in Sunset Professional Plaza, Building D-1. This 7,200 square foot office space will be available for sale or lease at the beginning of 2015. For more information, contact Mitch Cox Realtor at 423-282-6582.
Mitch Cox Companies plans to move into the new building around the first of the year while Universal Companies is expected to move in late Fall of this year.
Founded in Johnson City in 1979, Mitch Cox Companies is a full-service real estate solutions company offering development, architectural, construction, brokerage, commercial property management, and marketing services. The company also manages hotel properties across the Southeast and Midwest U.S. and manages residential community associations in the Tri-Cities region of Tennessee. To see our work, listings and news, visit our website, Facebook page, or call us at 423.282.6582.
Universal Companies is the aggregation of subsidiary entities Universal Development and Construction, Universal Tool and Engineering, and Universal Wine and Spirits. Additionally, Universal Companies specializes in multifamily development and management in the Tri-Cities area. For more information visit or call 423.282.0640.


The Traco building currently under construction