Spartan Logistics is pleased to announce that they have leased 257,000 square feet of industrial warehouse space in Lockbourne, OH. The new space is Spartan’s first near the Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park, bringing Spartan’s portfolio to over three million square feet.
Built in 2000, the facility located at 3100 Creekside Parkway, encompasses 340,000 secure square feet and Spartan’s portion is equipped with 25 dock doors and one drive-in door. The Lockbourne warehouse will serve as a distribution hub for Spartan Logistics’ newest dedicated contract customer, a national manufacturer of paper products.
Spartan Logistics was initially contacted in June about the possibility of creating a Columbus based distribution point, freeing its customer to dedicate more of its plant space to manufacturing. “The deal came together very fast,” said Josh Ledford, Spartan Logistics Vice President, “Customers are starting to understand that with tight supply, they have to make decisions quickly. We focused on the Creekside location as the best of 3 options in this market for its size, proximity to existing locations, and room for expansion.”
Spartan Logistics will be responsible for staffing the facility with more than 50 experienced team members. In addition, Spartan will add at least 15 Class A CDL drivers to run dedicated plant-to-warehouse shuttles, another specialty of Spartan Logistics.
Steve Harmon, Spartan President, added, “The core values of our companies really aligned, and we are nimble enough to respond to all the customer’s needs. This is our ideal customer type and location.” Spartan Logistics expects to have the distribution center operational in September 2019. Bailey Singer of NAI Harmon Group represented Spartan Logistics in the lease negotiations while Joe Kimener and Jeff Lyons of CBRE represented the landlord.
Spartan Logistics has been delivering world class third-party logistics services to customers for over 30 years. Spartan offers superior supply chain solutions with warehouse space for lease, distribution center management, cross docking capability, and detailed order fulfillment. Spartan Logistics currently operates 16 warehouses across the United States, focused on the Midwest and Southeast. For more information about Spartan Logistics, please visit www.spartanlogistics.com