As part of an ongoing iniative to increase its service committment to Powersports dealers and consumers, Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice is nearly doubling the size of its Pennsylvania distribution center and equipping it with a high-density pick module for faster order fulfillment. The company will provide next day ground delivery of motorcycle and ATV/UTV aftermarket parts, accessories, and apparel from a new distribution center in Lackawanna County. The project is expected to create 28 new jobs over the next three years. Anyone interested in joining the Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice team can visit tuckerrocky.com/employment.
Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice has leased 282,539 square feet in the 365,114 square foot industrial building located at 1200 Corporate Way in the Mid Valley Industrial Park in Olyphant Borough. The building was developed and is owned by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services. The company is relocating from a smaller industrial building in the Valley View Business Park, Jessup where it employs 37 people, who will transition to the new facility.
“We’re extremely excited about our new Olyphant distribution center. Not only will the project contribute to job growth within Pennsylvania, but, when the new facility center opens, it will be the largest in our network, providing powersports dealers in the Northeast with double the number of brands previously available in their one-day shipping zone” said Dan Courtney, President of Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice.
The lease was coordinated by Mericle Vice President, Bob Besecker. Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice was represented by Don Ossey, SIOR, a principal with Capacity Commercial Group, Portland, Oregon and Del Markward, SIOR, managing director of real estate brokerage firm Colliers International’s Allentown, Pennsylvania office.
“Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice is in a growth phase and needs to be in a larger space,” said Besecker. “Fortunately, our building gives the company exactly what it wants and is just a few miles from its existing facility.”
“The timing was critical,” added Besecker. Our construction team fast tracked improvements to the space to meet the company’s exact requirements,” he said.
Besecker thanked the Governor’s Action Team, The Scranton Plan of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, and Olyphant Borough for their assistance with the project.
“We are very pleased that the success realized by Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice has led to further growth of this respected business,” said Bob Durkin, president of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. “Moving to a larger facility within Lackawanna County will accommodate their plans to create more jobs and allow them to continue to positively impact our local economy.”
Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas and also operates distribution centers in Fort Worth; Visalia, California; Portland, Oregon; Denver, Colorado; Bolingbrook Illinois; and Jacksonville, Florida. The seven facilities provide next day ground delivery service to powersports dealers across the United States. Tucker Rocky also exports products to international distributors and dealers. The company offers more than 100,000 products for street, custom, touring, and off-road motorcycles as well as ATVs and UTVs. It has exclusive distrbution rights to many well-known powersports brands such as to Answer Racing, Malcolm Smith Racing, Firstgear®, Speed and Strength®, River Road™, Twin Power™, Rockford Fosgate and Roland Sands Design®. For more information, visit Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice online at www.tuckerrocky.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Founded by Robert K. Mericle in 1985, Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services has developed more than 19 million square feet of industrial, office and flex space. More than 13,400 people work in the buildings developed by Mericle in Northeastern Pennsylvania.