One of the nation’s largest third-party logistics (3PL) companies is expanding its operations in Humboldt Industrial Park.
For the second time in less than four months, GENCO has leased more than 200,000 square feet of space from Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services at 61 Green Mountain Road in Humboldt Industrial Park, East Union Township, Schuylkill County. The firm now leases the entire 408,200 square foot building.
GENCO, a Global Top 25 third-party logistics (3PL) provider, manages more than 38 million square feet of warehouse space at 130 operations and more than $1.5 billion in transportation annually throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Founded in 1898, GENCO is a privately held company with more than 10,000 employees and is headquartered in Pittsburgh. GENCO’s diverse range of customers includes many Fortune 500 companies in technology, consumer, industrial, retail and healthcare sectors, and the federal government. More information is available at genco.com.
Mericle Vice President, Bill Jones, coordinated the expansion with real estate brokers Brian Zurawski of Cushman & Wakefield – Summit Realty Group, Indianapolis and Steve Cooper of Cushman & Wakefield, Philadelphia.
“Humboldt Industrial Park continues to be a desired location for industrial companies,” said Jones. “We’ve completed leases with three firms in recent months and are working with several other companies showing strong interest in our Humboldt properties.”
CAN DO, Inc. President Kevin O’Donnell said, “GENCO’s expansion is yet another example of how Greater Hazleton’s great interstate access, productive workforce and availability of quality industrial real estate are a winning combination for growing industries.”
In addition to GENCO, Mericle has also completed leases with E.S. Kluft & Company and PECO Pallet in the park since August.
Jones said with existing space in Humboldt Industrial Park filling quickly, Mericle will focus its attention on converting parcels in the park into Ready to Go Sites. Through its Ready to Go Program, Mericle is preparing more than 90 sites for immediate construction on 1,700 acres in 10 business parks, including two large sites in Humboldt Industrial Park.
Mericle’s Humboldt sites are located along Oak Ridge Road and can accommodate companies needing buildings from 300,000 square feet to 1.5 million square feet.
Mericle has developed 12 industrial buildings in Humboldt Industrial Park totaling 4.3 million square feet and employing close to 2,000 people. Some of Mericle’s tenants and clients in Humboldt include Amazon.com, Freedom Corrugated, NBTY, Simmons Company, Michael’s Handcrafts, EB Brands, Econoco, and Meadow Burke Products. For more information, visit mericle.com.
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, founded by Rob Mericle, is a vertically-integrated company with more than 200 in-house professionals with expertise in all aspects of commercial real estate development and construction. The Mericle team includes licensed architects, land planners, professional engineers, surveyors, licensed electricians, plumbers, carpenters, certified public accountants, in-house legal counsel, leasing and marketing professionals, licensed brokers, property managers, and more.