AMB executives were not immediately available to comment on thedeal. Grubb & Ellis' latest figures have industrial space inthe Lehigh Valley area going for $4.68 per sf. AMB's average USrents come in at $6.47, according to the company's supplementalreport released earlier this month.

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Cooper Tire likes the site due to its "major regionaldistribution transportation routes and proximity to populationdensities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic," says Mark Plesec,manager of the company's distribution operations, in a statement.The company has nine distribution centers across the country.

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In the AMB deal, Bob Mohr and Drew Thomas of Mohr Partnerrepresented Cooper Tire. Joe McDermott and Vince Ranalli of CBRichard Ellis represented AMB.

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AMB owns 13.1 million sf in the Northern New Jersey/New Yorksubmarkets, of which eastern Pennsylvania is considered a part of.The firm owns 158.4 million sf of industrial properties around theglobe.

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