Hazle Township, PA — Women’s Distribution Services (WDS), a storage and distribution company has leased 88,140 s/f of industrial space from Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services in Humboldt Industrial Park. The space includes 21,910 s/f Mericle is adding to the building to accommodate the company’s growth.
WDS will use the space at 575 Oak Ridge Rd. to provide warehousing, distribution, and inventory management services to its customers. “WDS is very excited about expanding its storage and distribution hub in Hazleton,” said company chief operating officer Shawn Bush. “I foresee the added capacity to increase product depths offered and to expand our concentration to a wider area in the Northeast.”
Mericle VP Jim Hilsher coordinated the real estate transaction along with Steve Cole and Dave Weaver from the real estate brokerage firm NAI Mertz of Plains Twp.
“We are glad we had workable space in close proximity to WDS,” said Hilsher. The project will help the company retain and create jobs and provide for future growth.”WDS turned to Mericle for more space after outgrowing its current facility in Humboldt Industrial Park.
The company offers in-house supply chain manufacturing and engineering processes that help customers increase productivity and efficiency. CAN DO president Kevin O’Donnell said the agency is excited to have WDS located in Humboldt Industrial Park and recognized the important role Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services has played in the growth of the industrial park.
“Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services has been a great partner over the years in helping to bring jobs and new opportunities to Greater Hazleton,” he said. “They have played a role in many of the large projects that have taken place here over the years,” O’Donnell said.