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FORT WORTH-Motorola Corp. and UPS Logistics have made it official for a 400,000-sf distribution center at 4801 Westport Parkway in Fort Worth. The long-term lease signing took place this morning.

The two corporate giants were locked in talks for several months as the region waited hear about the 800 promised jobs. On Monday, GlobeSt.com confirmed the two had struck a deal, but also reported that the final contract was still being massaged by the attorneys. Now, the ink has dried.

The Schaumburg, IL-based Motorola wants to be operating at full steam by March 2003. The ramp-up coincides with a shutdown of a 1.5-million-sf research, development and manufacturing site in Harvard, IL, about an hour from the heart of Chicago.

Details about the marketing of the 325-acre Illinois campus were not immediately available. Motorola’s Amanda Cienkus tells GlobeSt.com that the relocation of the cell phone distribution center is the final component in the Harvard exit, a highly publicized shutdown announced 11 months ago.

Motorola employs about 1,600 at Fossil Creek in Fort Worth, but that location too has been undergoing some changes, including layoffs, in concert with the corporation’s changing strategy.

Motorola will be neighboring a 320,000-sf UPS Logistics center, the first two buildings that the “Brown” team brought out of the ground for a tech campus that eventually will take up 100 acres in a corner of the 15,000-acre, multi-municipality AllianceTexas. Motorola’s finish-out has been underway for at least a month as yet another sign of AllianceTexas’ strength as a telecom distribution hub.

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