DALLAS-Roadtex Transportation Corp. has signed three new leasesto expand its distribution network throughout the southwest.

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The Hillside, N.J.-based company leased a total of 35,000 squarefeet in Dallas, Houston and Oklahoma City. Previously, Roadtex hada 25,000-square-foot facility in Garland, TX, an eastern suburb ofDallas, that served the company’s clients in both Texas andOklahoma, according to Bruno Ciacciarelli, president ofRoadTex.

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Roadtex, which delivers merchandise to retailers such asWal-Mart, Costco and Walgreens, is required to meet strict deliveryschedules. It runs more than 300 trucks out of 17 U.S.terminals.

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Ciacciarelli tells GlobeSt. that the company decided to openfacilities in Houston and Oklahoma City to better serve its clientsin those markets and to relocate its existing distribution centerto a more central location within the Dallas/Fort WorthMetroplex.

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The firm signed a three-year lease for 12,000 square feet inwest Dallas at 10534 King William Dr. in the InterstateDistribution I industrial center. Located off of Northwest Highway,the new Roadtex Dallas location offers easy access to Interstate35E and Highway 114.

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“Roadtex was also looking to cut costs at their Dallaslocation,” Herzstein says. “Through comprehensive cost analysis,financial review and building qualification, we were able torelocate their Dallas terminal and save them tens of thousands ofdollars in real estate costs, fuel costs and operatingexpenses.”

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In Houston, Roadtex signed a three-year lease for an11,670-square-foot distribution facility located at 4486 W 12thStreet. Situated at Post Oak Business Center 2, the property offersRoadtex easy access to Northwest Freeway, Loop 610 and Interstate10.

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Michael Herzstein in Henry S. Miller’s Dallas-Fort Worthoffice/industrial division represented Roadtex in the Dallas andHouston leases. Adam Loew of ProLogis represented Post OakDistribution Center 2, while Adam Graham of Lee & Associatesrepresented Eastgroup Properties LP, the owner of InterstateDistribution Center I.

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In Oklahoma City, Roadtex leased 10,000 square feet at 301 N.Rhode Island Ave. The facility is centrally located with easyaccess to Interstates 35 and 40. Brad Ashford of CB Richard Ellis’Oklahoma City office represented Roadtex.

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