GAC USA Expansion continues

Monday, February 04, 2013

GAC USA expansion continues with ground breaking of new Houston warehouse; Construction to start on LEED registered building in Central Green Business Park.

 

GAC, a provider of integrated services to the shipping, logistics and marine industry, has announced the official start of construction of its new office and warehouse building in Houston's Central Green Business Park.

 

GAC will consolidate its existing warehouses with the new LEED (Leader in Energy and Environment Design) registered 181,067 square-foot cross dock building which includes four acres of outside storage space. The new building, which is due for completion in mid-July 2013, will centralize GAC USA's local and regional executives, multiple business areas and staff under a single roof.

 

“Our new warehouse represents GAC's long-term commitment to customers in Houston who benefit from our local presence and capabilities to deliver their needs globally,” says Lars Heisselberg, GAC Group Vice President Americas. “The opening of this warehouse is a key part of our strategy to continue strengthening our portfolio of services to the energy sector, particularly here in Houston, Texas.”

 

GAC's import and export freight customers will enjoy significant cost savings due to the warehouse's location within a designated Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), as well the considerable convenience offered by its close proximity to George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

 

GAC's customers' freight will continue to benefit from added security. GAC has been designated by Customs Border Patrol as a C-TPAT certified member, which is awarded to companies only after intense scrutiny, best practices and on-going security commitment throughout the supply chain.

 

The custom-built warehouse is being constructed in partnership with commercial real estate developers Liberty Property Trust. Liberty is one of the leading developers in high-performance green buildings. Jay Kraft, Liberty's Vice President and City Manager for Liberty's Houston region, says: “We are excited to have the opportunity to expand our sustainable offerings in Houston while also accommodating the growth needs for GAC.”

 

GAC's 65,000 square-foot dedicated oil and gas warehouse in Laredo, Texas continues to operate as a separate facility near the Mexican border, where GAC's oil and gas customers require daily cross-border transport.

 

“We are excited about the opportunities this latest new warehouse will bring to the Houston community in terms of jobs and business from the oil and gas markets,” says Bob Bandos, CEO, GAC Energy & Marine Services.

 

GAC and Liberty Property Trust will hold a ground-breaking ceremony on Feb. 8, 2013 at 16200 Central Green Blvd.
 


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