Global logistics company DHL coming to massive warehouse building in Middletown

Global logistics company DHL coming to massive warehouse building in Middletown

A global logistics company is set to open in a massive warehouse south of Dayton, joining another large company that recently leased a portion of the building.

DHL, a Germany-based firm that specializes in international shipping, courier services and transportation, will become the newest tenant in the 75 Logistics Center in Middletown. DHL joins Cintas Corp. — a corporate uniform and service company based in Mason — as the two tenants in the 613,000-square-foot building near Interstate 75.

“The city of Middletown welcomes DHL to our community and looks forward to expanding our relationship with Cintas to meet their respective customer and workforce needs.” said Chris Xeil Lyons, director of economic development for Middletown.

The speculative warehouse is now fully leased, providing a major economic boost to Middletown and the surrounding communities, which are seeing massive developments in the e-commerce industry. Both companies are expected to bring a bevy of new jobs to the region once fully operational.

The Opus Group, a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis, was the developer, design-builder, architect and structural engineer for the 75 Logistics Center project. Opus also is the interior designer for the Cintas and DHL tenant improvements. This project was a joint venture with Founders Properties.

“Middletown is a region that is eager for development to help accommodate its large, skilled workforce,” said Doug Swain, vice president and general manager at Opus. “Our team successfully delivered a modern distribution space to meet this increasing demand for available warehouse space, and in the future, we hope to pursue other opportunities across the area.”

The building features 36-foot clear height, 40 dock doors and 79 trailer positions with 91 positions available for knockout panels that provide increased flexibility for tenants. As large enterprises, DHL and Cintas will benefit from the space as it accommodates the growth of each business. The location also provides added convenience for Cintas due to its proximity to the company’s corporate headquarters.

“We are grateful to The Opus Group for their investment and building a first-class facility that secured two world class tenants,” Lyons said.

Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Bonn, Germany, DHL has grown to 380,000 employees in 220 countries. It delivers more than 1.5 million parcels each year.