Transportation: Connecting Economic Development Opportunity
Richard (Buzz) David, CEcd
President & CEO
Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor
City of Amarillo
Amarillo CenterPort Business Park is a 340-acre rail-served industrial park ideally suited for distribution-oriented businesses.
Master-planned with development standards
Directly served by two Burlington Northern Santa Fe mainlines; rail service by Union Pacific also available
Midcontinent location with direct access to Interstate 40 two miles to the south
Located in Amarillo's Foreign Trade Zone 252
Amarillo's Freeport status exempts inventory from property taxes
Ben E. Keith
They are the first company to locate in the newly developed Amarillo CenterPort, a rail-served industrial park.
53-acre site at the intersection of Loop Highway 335 and Northeast 24th.
The building boasts total square footage of 307,704 feet, twenty-four cooler doors with docks maintained at 35 degrees, rail car accessible with two freezer rail dock doors and three dry dock doors.
The two-story office area includes conference rooms, large meeting rooms, state-of-the art audio/visual equipment and a fully equipped kitchen.
The site also includes a 13,280 square foot detached truck maintenance building with three fully equipped drive-through bays for Ben E. Keith trucks and trailers.
$51 million capital investment
One of the largest processors and wholesale distributors of dairy products in the United States.
They are the 2
client to locate in the Amarillo CenterPort business park on a five-acre site.
The state of the art facility will be an 90,000 square feet state of the art facility
Employment: 100 new FT jobs
Complete construction in 2008 and begin full rate production within one to two years
Projected annual payroll and local spending at full production is $3.6 million
50,000-square feet (dividable by two or expandable to 250,000-square feet)
35’ clear ceiling height with 42’ concrete tilt-up side walls
6, 4’ dock-high truck doors in the front
6 rail doors in the rear
8”, 4,000 psi concrete ingress and egress
Up to 20,000-square feet of office space on two stories