Lo­gis­tics com­pany to open ware­house in Har­ford County

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD - By Natalie Sher­man nsh­er­man@balt­sun.com

A global lo­gis­tics firm plans to open a large, new ware­house in Har­ford County, bring­ing hun­dreds of jobs to the area, which has been grow­ing as a dis­tri­bu­tion hub, pub­lic officials and de­vel­oper Ch­e­sa­peake Real Es­tate Group said Thurs­day.

XPO Lo­gis­tics, head­quar­tered in Con­necti­cut and oper­at­ing in 34 coun­tries, will oc­cupy a 571,000-square-foot build­ing at the Perryman Lo­gis­tics Cen­ter. The lease ex­pands XPO Lo­gis­tics’ pres­ence in Mary­land, where it al­ready serves cus­tomers from several lo­ca­tions.

The firm, which re­ported more than $7 bil­lion in rev­enue in the first half of the year, did not re­spond to re­quests for com­ment. Pub­lic officials said the com­pany ex­pects to add up to 400 jobs in the new fa­cil­ity.

“We are proud that a global in­dus­try leader like XPO Lo­gis­tics sees the tremen­dous ben­e­fits of do­ing busi­ness in Mary­land,” Gov. Larry Ho­gan said in a state­ment.

The 610 Chelsea Road ware­house, built with fi­nan­cial back­ing from USAA Real Es­tate Co., is lo­cated about 30 min­utes north of the port of Bal­ti­more, close to In­ter­state 95.

Har­ford County Ex­ec­u­tive Barry Glass­man said his ju­ris­dic­tion has been at­trac­tive to com­pa­nies be­cause of its ac­cess to high­ways and large tracts of land.

“This is a sig­nif­i­cant win for Har­ford County … and will re­sult in sig­nif­i­cant eco­nomic im­pact on the hous­ing and re­tail sec­tors, among oth­ers,” he said in a state­ment.

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