September 6, 2017 4:15 PM, EDT

XPO Logistics to Lease Pennsylvania Warehouse ‘as Part of its Continued Growth’

XPO Logistics

Duke Realty Corp. announced last week it has leased a 628,475-square-foot warehouse in Palmer Township, Pa., to a tenant it would only describe as a “leading national third-party logistics company.”

That mystery company has been revealed as XPO Logistics, a global logistics provider with more than 1,400 locations across the world.

XPO ranks No. 3 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest North American for-hire carriers.

In an emailed statement, XPO Logistics Chief Operating Officer Troy Cooper confirmed the Greenwich, Conn., company is leasing the site at 1611 Van Buren Road within Duke Realty’s 33 Logistics Park complex “as part of its continued growth.”

“XPO is growing with its customers and is committed to delivering on its promise of exceptional customer support,” Cooper said. “The new site in [Palmer] will play a critical role in these efforts.”

The warehouse, called 33 Logistics Park 1611, is a new facility for XPO, which has another facility right down the road at 1520 Van Buren Road, Cooper added. The company did not immediately say how many it will employ at its new location.

Jeff Palmquist, senior vice president of Duke Realty’s Northeast Region, said last week that a lease on the property was signed in July and the tenant planned to occupy the building in the fourth quarter. Duke Realty had also contacted Palmer Township to set up a meeting within the next two to three weeks, which is when the township would learn how the warehouse will be built out internally, according to David Colver, chairman of the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors.

With two warehouses within 33 Logistics Park now fully leased — the first warehouse completed, a 1.1-million-square-foot building, is occupied by Amazon — Duke Realty has started construction on its third industrial building in Palmer.

The third building, at just over 1 million square feet, will be known as 33 Logistics Park 1620 and is slated for completion in April.

Duke Realty’s warehouses are on more than 100 acres off Main Street and Van Buren Road at the Route 33 interchange, which was opened in June 2015. The complex is part of the 800-acre Chrin Commerce Centre that includes the interchange, warehouses and plans for light industrial, retail and other commercial buildings.

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