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The Allen Group Retains Two Dallas Area Contractors For Initial Building Construction At The Dallas Logistics Hub

26 July 2007

The Allen Group, developer of the Dallas Logistics Hub (The Hub), a 6,000 acre logistics park in Southern Dallas County, recently announced it has selected two Dallas area contractors for the construction of its first two spec
warehouse/distribution buildings, 3i Construction, LLC and MYCON General Contractors, Inc.

3i Construction, LLC, a Dallas based minority owned general contractor has been retained for the construction of DLH Building 2, a 192,850 square foot warehouse building. In addition to being selected as the lead on DLH Building 2, 3i Construction has also been selected to provide additional construction services for The Hub’s DLH Building 1.

MYCON General Contractors, Inc., of McKinney, Texas has been retained for the construction of DLH Building 1, a 635,000 square foot cross-dock distribution facility.

“Both MYCON and 3i Construction are pleased to join the Dallas Logistic Hub team and bring vertical life to this important project,” said Micheal Williams, CEO & President of 3i Construction. “Our companies look forward to delivering high quality environmentally sensitive buildings that compliment the unmatched logistical infrastructure at The Hub.”

Construction of Buildings 1 and 2 will commence in late July 2007 and be completed by February 2008.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of 3i Construction and MYCON General Contractors, Inc. to the team at the Dallas Logistics Hub,” said Daniel J. McAuliffe, President of Allen Development of Texas. “It was imperative that we find qualified and experienced partners, such as the two selected firms, to help us start building one of the most
sophisticated logistics parks in the country.”

The Allen Group continues to demonstrate its commitment to the community and minority participation. The Company is the only commercial developer in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex with a publicly stated minimum minority participation goal of 25 percent on private projects and a minimum 25 percent on public projects.

3i Construction LLC, the first African-American construction management firm to construct a $10 million facility for the Dallas Independent School District, has expanded its business to include the construction of stadiums, educational facilities, financial institutions, as well as religious buildings, restaurants, airports and fire stations.

MYCON General Contractors, Inc. specializes in integrating construction management services, including re-construction planning, conceptual estimating, tenant interior coordination, value engineering, permitting assistance, design/build, and post-construction needs. MYCON’s construction portfolio consists of industrial, office, retail, golf clubhouse and church facilities.

The Dallas Logistics Hub (“The Hub”) is the largest new logistics park under development in North America, with over 6,000 acres master-planned for the development of 60 million square feet of distribution, manufacturing, office and retail uses. Given its unmatched intermodal, rail and highway access, The Hub positions Dallas as the premier trade hub in the Southwestern United States and will serve as the primary gateway for the distribution of goods to the major population centers throughout the Central and Eastern United States. The Hub masterplan will include warehouse and distribution facilities, light manufacturing, and retail support services, business-class hotels, restaurants, as well as single- and multi-family housing.

The Hub is located adjacent to Union Pacific’s Southern Dallas Intermodal Terminal, a proposed BNSF intermodal facility, four major highway connectors (I-20, I-45, I-35 and the future Loop 9/Trans-Texas Corridor) and Lancaster Airport, which is in the master-planning stage to facilitate air-cargo distribution. The Hub is also a key component of the NAFTA infrastructure and will serve as a major “inland port” bringing products for regional and national distribution from the Ports of L.A./Long Beach, Houston, and the new deep-water ports in western Mexico.

For more information on the Dallas Logistics Hub, please log on to www.dallashub.com

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