Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services’ Besecker coordinates 282,539 s/f lease in Olyphant Borough
OLYPHANT, PA — As part of an ongoing iniative to increase its service commitment to Powersports dealers and consumers, Tucker Rocky/Biker's Choice is nearly doubling the size of its Pennsylvania distribution center and equipping it with a high-density pick module for faster order fulfillment. The company will provide next day ground delivery of motorcycle and ATV/UTV aftermarket parts, accessories, and apparel from a new distribution center in Lackawanna County. The project is expected to create 28 new jobs over the next three years.
Tucker Rocky/Biker's Choice has leased 282,539 s/f in the 365,114 s/f industrial building located at 1200 Corporate Way in the Mid Valley Industrial Park in Olyphant Borough. The building was developed and is owned by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services. The company is relocating from a smaller industrial building in the Valley View Business Park, Jessup where it employs 37 people, who will transition to the new facility.
“We're extremely excited about our new Olyphant distribution center. Not only will the project contribute to job growth within Pennsylvania, but, when the new facility center opens, it will be the largest in our network, providing powersports dealers in the Northeast with double the number of brands previously available in their one-day shipping zone” said Dan Courtney, president of Tucker Rocky/Biker's Choice.
The lease was coordinated by Mericle vice president, Bob Besecker. Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice was represented by Don Ossey, SIOR, a principal with Capacity Commercial Group,
“Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice is in a growth phase and needs to be in a larger space,” said Besecker. “Fortunately, our building gives the company exactly what it wants and is just a few miles from its existing facility.”
“The timing was critical,” added Besecker. Our construction team fast tracked improvements to the space to meet the company’s exact requirements,” he said.
Besecker thanked the Governor’s Action Team, The Scranton Plan of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, and Olyphant Borough for their assistance with the project.
“We are very pleased that the success realized by Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice has led to further growth of this respected business,” said Bob Durkin, president of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. “Moving to a larger facility within Lackawanna County will accommodate their plans to create more jobs and allow them to continue to positively impact our local economy.”