Great Plains  International Conference 2007 Denver Colorado  September 19-21, 2007  Richard (Buzz) David, CEcD President &...
Amarillo, TX & Ports to Plains
Amarillo CenterPort <ul><li>Amarillo CenterPort Business Park is a 340-acre rail-served industrial park ideally suited for...
Ben E. Keith  <ul><li>They are the first company to locate in the newly developed Amarillo CenterPort, a rail-served indus...
Hilmar Cheese Factory, Dalhart TX  <ul><li>Facility Site:  40 acres. Building Size:  Approximately 200,000 square feet. Em...
Pacific Cheese <ul><li>One of the largest processors and wholesale distributors of dairy products in the United States. </...
Thank you! buzz@amarilloedc.com  www.amarilloedc.com
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  1. 1. Great Plains International Conference 2007 Denver Colorado September 19-21, 2007 Richard (Buzz) David, CEcD President & CEO Amarillo EDC
  2. 2. Amarillo, TX & Ports to Plains
  3. 3. Amarillo CenterPort <ul><li>Amarillo CenterPort Business Park is a 340-acre rail-served industrial park ideally suited for distribution-oriented businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Master-planned with development standards </li></ul><ul><li>Directly served by two Burlington Northern Santa Fe mainlines; rail service by Union Pacific also available </li></ul><ul><li>Midcontinent location with direct access to Interstate 40 two miles to the south </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Amarillo's Foreign Trade Zone 252 </li></ul><ul><li>Amarillo's Freeport status exempts inventory from property taxes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ben E. Keith <ul><li>They are the first company to locate in the newly developed Amarillo CenterPort, a rail-served industrial park. </li></ul><ul><li>53-acre site at the intersection of Loop Highway 335 and Northeast 24th. </li></ul><ul><li>The building boasts total square footage of 307,704 feet, twenty-four cooler doors with docks maintained at 35 degrees, rail car accessible with two freezer rail dock doors and three dry dock doors. </li></ul><ul><li>The two-story office area includes conference rooms, large meeting rooms, state-of-the art audio/visual equipment and a fully equipped kitchen. </li></ul><ul><li>The site also includes a 13,280 square foot detached truck maintenance building with three fully equipped drive-through bays for Ben E. Keith trucks and trailers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hilmar Cheese Factory, Dalhart TX <ul><li>Facility Site: 40 acres. Building Size: Approximately 200,000 square feet. Employment: 120 FT Employees </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Milk Received: 250,000 gallons per day, Fall 2007. Initial Cheese Capacity: up to 500,000 pounds of cheese per day. Production begins: October 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Products: American-style natural cheeses such as Cheddar, Colby and Monterey Jack and Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) for nutritional supplements such as protein bars, nutritional drinks and livestock feed. </li></ul><ul><li>Sizes: Initially 40-pound blocks of cheese shipped to food service and wholesale customers who slice and package the cheese for retail customers. </li></ul><ul><li>Investment: $190 million over 10 years </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pacific Cheese <ul><li>One of the largest processors and wholesale distributors of dairy products in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>They are the 2 nd client to locate in the Amarillo CenterPort business park on a five-acre site. </li></ul><ul><li>The state of the art facility will be an 87,000 square feet state of the art facility with a capital investment of $17 million </li></ul><ul><li>Employment: 100+ new FT jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Complete construction in 2008 and begin full rate production within one to two years </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thank you! buzz@amarilloedc.com www.amarilloedc.com

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