National E-Commerce Retailer Velky Brands, LLC Opens Pennsylvania Fulfillment Center in CenterPoint East

Velky Brands, LLC a Houston based national e-commerce retailer, has expanded in Pennsylvania by opening a fulfillment center in 80,880 square feet leased from Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services at 275 CenterPoint Boulevard in CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park East. 

An affiliate of Velky Brands, Corporate Support and Fulfillment, LLC will use the space to distribute products for two of Velky’s recognized internet brands, RTIC Coolers and Cheap Cheap Moving Boxes.com. Continue reading…


Cintas Expands in CenterPoint; Announces Plans for New Jobs

Cintas Corporation, one of the first tenants in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park, is expanding its National Accounts Receivable Center for their Fire Protection Division. Due to the expansion, Cintas has relocated its offices to a flex building developed by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services located at 339 Enterprise Way in Pittston Township.

“Cintas is pleased to be a part of the Northeastern Pennsylvania business community,” said Maria Scagliotti, Director of the Cintas National Accounts Fire Center. “With the expansion of our National Accounts Receivable Center, Cintas will continue to provide job opportunities for area residents while providing high-level service to our customers.”

The Cintas Fire National Accounts Receivable Center is responsible for contacting existing customers to obtain payments for services rendered. Since 2011, the National Accounts Receivable Center has created 50 new jobs for the area. With continued growth over the next five to seven years, the center is projected to hire an additional 65 employee-partners which will more than double the current size of the center.

Mericle Vice President Bill Jones coordinated the real estate transaction along with commercial real estate firm CBRE.  He said the Cintas brand is recognized worldwide and its investment in CenterPoint further solidifies the park as one of the premier business destinations in Pennsylvania.  “Cintas’ decision to first locate in CenterPoint and now expand here speaks volumes about the park, the quality of the region’s workforce, and the pro-business attitude in Pittston Township,” he said.  “We enjoyed customizing our flex space to the company’s exact needs and we look forward to having Cintas as our tenant for many more years.” 

Michelle Mikitish, Executive Director of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, congratulated Cintas on its expansion and praised the company for its support of the chamber and its programs.  “Cintas is a great friend to the Greater Pittston business community,” she said.  “The company’s local leadership is committed to helping our area grow.”

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

About Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services

Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services is a privately-owned developer of industrial, office, flex, and medical space throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.  The company has developed more than 20 million square feet locally and an estimated 14,500 people work in its buildings throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne counties.  CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park, Mericle’s largest development, is home to 45 tenants, which together employ more than 5,300 people.

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77 Reasons to Celebrate: Mericle Tenants & Employees join forces to support USMC Toys for Tots

More than 77 locations participated in this year’s Mericle + Marine Corps Toys for Tots Challenge organized by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services to support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s annual Toys for Tots campaign.

For 20 years, Mericle has donated warehouse space to the Toys for Tots campaign. In 2013, Mericle heard the Marine Corps when it said it needed more toys to meet the growing demand for holiday gifts for disadvantaged families throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Mericle invited its tenants to help by collecting toys and other gifts at their places of business. Continue reading…


Dodgeball Tournament at Sky Zone Aids Toys for Tots Effort

More than 100 people were on hand at Sky Zone Pittston in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park West to face off on the court for glow-in-the-dark dodgeball. The “Semper Fly” event was organized by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services to support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s annual Toys for Tots campaign.

The event included participation by 15 teams, comprised of members of the Marine Corps and employees of Mericle and its tenants. Continue reading…


Apollo Flow Controls to Consolidate Distribution Operations in CenterPoint East

Apollo Flow Controls will consolidate Northeast U.S. distribution operations for three of its affiliates into a building recently constructed by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park East, Jenkins Township.

Part of Aalberts Industries of Langbroek, Netherlands, Apollo Flow Controls produces and sells the most complete line of flow control products in the commercial and industrial markets today.  The company has operations across the U.S. with manufacturing in North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, and Tennessee. Continue reading…


Steel Rising on 520,000 Square Foot Mericle Industrial Building

Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services has begun constructing a 520,000 square foot industrial building on speculation in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park East in Pittston Township, Pennsylvania.

Steel erection is underway on the 104 acre site at 460 Research Drive in the Phase IIB section of the park. The 520’ x 1000’ building can be expanded to 780,000 square feet and will be ready for tenants by mid-2017. Continue reading…


Lesjöfors to Open U.S. Manufacturing Headquarters in CenterPoint East

Lesjöfors Springs America, Inc., an industry leader in the design and manufacture of custom-engineered flat mechanical power springs and spring assemblies, will open its U.S. manufacturing headquarters in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park East, Jenkins Township.

The company has leased 61,656 square feet of space in the industrial building at 250 Research Drive recently constructed on speculation by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services. Continue reading…


Illinois Packaging Company to Open Major Distribution Center in Humboldt Industrial Park

The Packaging Wholesalers, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of packaging materials to the supply chain industry, has announced plans to open a distribution center in 293,493 square feet of industrial space at 63 Green Mountain Road in Humboldt Industrial Park, East Union Township, near Hazleton. Continue reading…


Mericle to Construct Spec Building in CenterPoint East

The most visible site in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park East in Jenkins Township will soon become home to a 232,500 square foot speculative industrial building.

Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services has begun construction on the facility at 500-548 Keystone Avenue in Jenkins Township. Drivers on Interstates 81 and 476 will see steel rising in October. Continue reading…