"CHEP has a need to expand in the Atlanta market," Skinnelltells GlobeSt.com. "The need arose for expanded operations as wellas additional storage. The company is growing year over year. Thespace was available right next door, so it simply made sense," hesays of the deal.

The company uses the Riverview Distribution Center and itsadditional 89 warehouses throughout the US to provide pallets todistribution and logistics supply chains for the movement andtransport of product. CHEP provides full service for the pallets,which includes repair and recycling services. Supply chains thecompany services include Procter & Gamble, SYSCO, Kellogg's,Kraft, Nestle, Ford and GM.

"With all the negative news about the economy, it's positive tosee that a company that makes pallets is renewing and expandingtheir lease," says Dave Watson of Grubb & Ellis, whorepresented Weingarten in the transaction along with Darren Rossand Nick Faber. "This is a possible sign of good things to come,"says Watson. Equis Corp. represented CHEP in the deal.

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