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ProTrans Opens New Logistics Facility Near BMW

Indiana-based ProTrans Greer, a logistics company that serves the auto parts transport needs of BMW Manufacturing, announced that its new facility opened this week on a 20-acre site at GSP International Airport International Logistics Park.

CenterPoint Properties negotiated an agreement with ProTrans to build the facility, which includes 7,500 square feet of main office and 2,500 square feet of warehouse office space, 80 dock doors and a fenced truck court with guard-controlled access.

It is located near the S.C. Inland Port at Greer, which is served by Norfolk Southern Railroad, and next to BMW’s recently expanded 6.5 million-square-foot manufacturing campus, according to ProTrans spokeswoman Barb Carothers.

“ProTrans is proud to partner with CenterPoint Properties in the Greer market,” ProTrans Chief Commercial Officer Shawn Masters said in a statement. “While we have had a presence for years in Greer, our new facility will bring significant efficiencies to support our growing customer base and service offerings.”

Trey Pennington of CBRE real estate company represented ProTrans in the site selection process.

“We’re excited to have another strong company in the market and see the market continue to grow,” Pennington said. “We need more institutional grade real estate to service the growing demand for manufacturers and warehousing companies.”

Last year, CenterPoint Properties agreed to a 30-year lease of the site for ProTrans from the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission.

ProTrans was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., and operates more than 24 service centers throughout North America.