"This area of Pennsylvania is quickly becoming one of theleading distribution corridors to the Northeast," Tag Birge, firstvice president and Midwest regional director of Lauth, tellsGlobeSt.com. "Lauth identified this site for its easy interstateaccess and lack of heavy congestion that plagues the distributionparks a few miles away."

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The building facility features cross-dock bulk distributionfacility with more than 120 dock doors, 32-foot clear height andparking for up to 400 trailers. Construction is expected to becompleted by May 2009, according to Birge.

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Even with a slumping economy and costs of construction and fuelprices rising, building is going as planned. "We are confident themarket will support this development. Given the initial interest inthe buildings we believe now is the perfect time to beginconstruction on the first of the three buildings at Key LogisticsPark," says Birge. "The Central Pennsylvania industrial marketcontinues to grow due to its strong infrastructure and proximity to40 million consumers within a four-and-a-half hour drive."

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The new construction does not have tenants as of now. Forleasing services, Key Logistics Park is using the GreaterPhiladelphia CB Richard Ellis Inc. Harrisburg Industrial Brokerageteam of senior vice presidents Patrick Lafferty and Michael Hessand senior associate Bart Anderson.

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"Key Logistics' highway visibility, easy access and advantageoustax climate makes this site ideal for tenants seeking a CentralPennsylvania location without the traffic hassles and congestion atother nearby locations," Hess says in a release. "We are alreadyreceiving strong interest in these buildings despite the fact Lauthis breaking ground just today."

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After the first building is completed at Key Logistics Park,Lauth will construct two other similar facilities with tentative954,000-sf and 909,000-sf floorplans. Information about theconstruction dates of the other two buildings was not provided.

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"Building One is being built speculatively," says Birge."Buildings Two and Three at Key Logistics Park will be built basedon market demand or on a build-to-suit basis."

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