Monday, August 8, 2016

FedEx Breaks Ground For Regional Distribution Center In Allen, PA

by Steve Lubetkin,
FedEx has broken ground for a 1.1 million square-foot distribution facility on a 260 acre site along Willowbrook Road in Allen Township, PA. The Rockefeller Group, which is working with FedEx on roadway improvements in the area to accommodate increased vehicle traffic, helped identify the site for FedEx and sold the land for the facility to the package delivery giant.

“After years of remarkable collaboration between the many public and private parties involved, we’re thrilled to move ahead with this project and look forward to seeing all of our efforts come to fruition,” says Clark Machemer, senior vice president and regional development officer for The Rockefeller Group’s New Jersey/Pennsylvania operations. “FedEx Ground is arguably the largest and most significant player in global logistics, and its presence in the Lehigh Valley will spur substantial job creation and economic development for the region.”

The Rockefeller Group plans to develop a world-class industrial park on the land surrounding the new FedEx Ground facility through three additional projects, and the roadway improvements led by The Rockefeller Group and FedEx Ground will accommodate increased traffic for all future projects. The upgrades will take place between the development site and US Route 22, including the widening of Willowbrook Road, Race Street and Airport Road.

“Following nearly four years of planning and presentations to the elected and appointed officials of Allen Township, we are finally here today to recognize and welcome FedEx Ground to our community,” says Ilene M. Eckhart, Allen Township Manager. “The process, which resulted in the hub project breaking ground today, was pursued with utmost integrity and generous consideration for the improvement of Allen Township infrastructure needs.”

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