January 27, 2009
City of SeaTac, Wash. (January 27, 2009) -- Rontra Freight announces they have signed a lease to be the first tenant in a new ProLogis development in the City of SeaTac. The company plans to initially occupy 35,000 square feet by March 1, 2009 and is already planning on an additional 15,000 square feet in the near future.
“You can’t beat the proximity to the airport at this location,” said Art Stipan of Rontra Freight. “And we have a great working relationship with ProLogis as we already lease space in our Portland location with them.”
Rontra Freight employs 38 workers in their Seattle operation. They were previously located at another location in the City of SeaTac. They expect to be in the new space by the beginning of March.
“The ProLogis distribution center is a very important development for the City of SeaTac and Rontra Freight is a great long time business partner in our region,” said Jeff Robinson, economic development manager for the City. “The new ProLogis facility is comprised of two 122,500 square feet buildings that can be divided to meet a wide variety of needs.”
About Rontra Freight:
Rontra Freight has served the Pacific Northwest since 1978 with operations in Portland and Seattle. Services include but are not limited to, Pick up and Delivery, Break Bulk, Ocean container transport, Rail container transport, Roller-bed service, Flatbed service, High Value Transport with Air-Ride & GPS equipped Tracking and Tracing, and Warehousing.
ProLogis is the world’s largest owner, manager and developer of distribution facilities, with 548 million square feet (51 million square meters) of industrial space in 136 markets across North America, Asia and Europe. ProLogis leases industrial space to manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistics providers and other enterprises with large-scale distribution needs. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, ProLogis is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500.
About the City of SeaTac:
Incorporated in February 1990, the City of SeaTac is located approximately midway between the cities of Seattle and Tacoma. The City of SeaTac is 10 square miles in area and has a population of 25,230. The City of SeaTac is a vibrant community, economically strong, environmentally sensitive, and people-oriented. The City boundaries surround the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, (approximately 3 square miles in area) which is owned and operated by the Port of Seattle. For more information contact Jeff Robinson, Economic Development Manager, at (206) 973-4812.
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