ROBINSON - FedEx Freight broke ground on a multimillion-dollar, 42,000-sf facility in the growing Robinson industrial park. City officials said they expect to make an announcement within weeks on a national trucking company that will join what has become a haven for big-rig operations.
The park’s location at I-35 and Sun Valley Blvd. makes it attractive to companies that haul and store freight and service tractor-trailers.
FedEx Freight’s new building is scheduled to open by mid-January. It will receive less-than-truckload deliveries that crews will place in other trucks for distribution.
The center, valued at $8 to $10 million, will have 60 dock doors, with room for expansion that could include 18 dock doors.
Company spokeswoman Heather Hunter wrote, “Our operational plans haven’t been finalized at this stage of planning; however, we anticipate the building to be completed in early 2014.”
The 17-acre site will become home to a 33,000-sf main dock building, a 7,200-sf shop and a fuel island, said Cody Corbin, project manager for MW Builders.
Setzer Properties, a national real estate investment and development firm based in Lexington, Ky., will own the facility and lease it to FedEx Freight.
The park serves as a buffer between I-35 and the Surrey Ridge residential subdivision now covered with about 500 homes and duplexes.
FedEx Ground last year opened a 102,000-sf distribution center in Hewitt’s Commerce Park, across the Interstate from Robinson’s industrial park.