Adding to a growing list of data centers, logistics companies, and warehouses that have in recent years located to Goodyear, Arizona, an inventory management company has announced plans to build a 719,000 square foot facility there.
The Quetico company, whose corporate offices are based in Chino, California, says it wants to put up a facility that will house both warehouse and office space near the northeast corner of 143rd Avenue and Yuma Road.
The project, on just under 40 currently vacant acres, is expected to cost around $45 million to build, with construction beginning either later this year or early next year.
Launched 25 years ago, Quetico provides third party logistics, specialized wholesale and inventory management to any number of big box retailers, including Wal-Mart.
The company enjoys revenues in excess of $100 million a year.
Quetico’s decision to build in Goodyear comes after weeks of talks with local officials. In welcoming the company, Mayor Georgia Lord said that the presence of Quetico will mean more jobs for the city, as well as “additional revenue to support our schools, recreational amenities, public safety, and improve our infrastructure.”
Quetico is partnering with the Fulmer Company, which is based in Export, Pennsylvania and also specializes in logistics, to get the Goodyear facility built.
Quetico’s California site comprises a campus made up of office space and two warehouses totaling some 500,000 square feet.
By Garry Boulard
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