Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services has announced that Safelite AutoGlass® has leased the newly-constructed building in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park East, located at 175 CenterPoint Boulevard in Jenkins Township near Pittston. The newly-constructed 44,800 square foot facility was completed in February, and it will serve as one of the largest Safelite warehouses in the United States.
“Based on the growth of our business it was important to open this facility in the Scranton Wilkes-Barre area to better serve our customers,” said Randy Randolph, vice president of quality assurance and retail support for Belron® US, the parent company of Safelite AutoGlass®. “The considerable space will allow us to offer expanded inventory.”
The new Safelite building was constructed by Mericle on speculation on five acres and has many customized features to accommodate Safelite’s vehicle glass repair and replacement operations. Safelite was represented in the transaction by Joseph McDermott and Vincent Ranalli of CB Richard Ellis, while Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, the developer of CenterPoint, was represented in-house by Jim Hilsher.
The location will open for business at the end of April.
Safelite AutoGlass®, founded in 1947, is the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. A subsidiary of Columbus, Ohio-based Belron® US, Safelite AutoGlass® serves more than 3.7 million customers each year through its company-owned operations. For more information, visit www.safelite.com.
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, founded by Robert Mericle, has provided commercial real estate solutions to companies in Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. Mericle is a developer of investment grade industrial, office, flex, and medical space and ReadyToGo!™ Sites. More than 13,400 people work in the buildings Mericle has developed.