Dallas Logistics Hub Welcomes Advanced H2O with Flagship Lease

Dallas Logistics Hub Welcomes Advanced H2O with Flagship Lease

Washington-based water company signs 15-year lease for new production and distribution
facilities in southern Dallas County’s world-class logistics park, and projects 100 new jobs

DALLAS, Texas, (Jan. 28, 2009) — The Allen Group, developer of the Dallas Logistics Hub (DLH), a 6,000-acre multimodal logistics park in southern Dallas County, announced today that Advanced H2O LLC, a producer of private label bottled water and water-based beverages, has signed a 15-year lease to occupy 313,040 square-feet at 4800 Langdon Road, located within the Dallas Logistics Hub.

Advanced H2O will lease approximately one-half of DLH Building 1, a 635,040 square-foot cross-dock facility with 32-foot clear height and 126 loading docks.  According to Daniel McAuliffe, President of The Allen Group’s Texas Division, “We will have another 322,000 square-feet remaining to lease in the first building, as well as Building 2, which offers a full 192,000 square-feet of warehouse space.”  Also, according to McAuliffe, both construction projects were completed in the fall of 2008 and will soon become North Texas’ first two LEEDTM Certified industrial buildings.

“We are pleased Advanced H20 chose our facility for its new state-of-the-art production and distribution facility.  They obviously recognized The Hub’s advantages of a readily-available workforce and access to unprecedented rail and highway infrastructure, which will increase speed-to-market capabilities,” said Richard Allen, The Allen Group CEO. “Perhaps most of all, all parties appreciate the cooperation of the City of Dallas, with council member Atkins, which led to this transaction, and the promised economic advantages for the region.”

On the economic impact, “I am excited to welcome the Advanced H20 Company to the City of Dallas, as this will present a prosperous opportunity for job growth and an economic stimulus to the Southern Sector,” stated Dallas Councilmember Tennell Atkins in a recent interview.

Advanced H20 is one of the largest producers of private-label bottled water and water-based beverages in the United States. The company has facilities in Burlington, Wash. and Stockton, Calif. Now with this new facility, Advanced H2O projects to create 100 new jobs once the DLH facility is fully operational.

McAuliffe also noted, “In tough economic times, it’s encouraging to see the tremendous level of activity and interest in South Dallas County. The confidence of the various companies locating to the area, and to The Hub, underscores the value and opportunity for companies to create world-class supply chains in a prime location.”

For more information about the Dallas Logistics Hub and The Allen Group, please visit www.dallashub.com.

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