Visalia industrial park expands

20 September 2007

Two additional industrial buildings are to be built at the MidState 99 Distribution Center in Visalia by the park’s owner, commercial development firm The Allen Group of San Diego.

The 139,590 square-feet MidState Hayes Building 5 and 140,700 square-feet MidState Hayes Building 6 will both be developed as warehouse/distribution facilities.

Both are expected to be available for occupancy in April 2008.

The MidState 99 Distribution Center has eight existing buildings totaling over two million square feet of space, all of which are 100 percent occupied, the developer says.

Current tenants include VF Corporation, International Paper Company, JoAnn Stores, Coast Distribution Systems, Workflow One, Worms Way, Bound Tree Medical, ORS NASCO and DATS Trucking.

Approximately 200 acres are left for future build-to-suit opportunities up to one million square-feet.

The development team includes Taylor-Teter Partnership, as architects and structural engineers; Lane Engineers Inc., as civil engineers and B.J. Perch Construction, as general contractors.

“With a strong labor workforce, lower land and lease rates, and an affordable cost of living, Visalia continues to become one of the hottest industrial markets in California’s Central Valley,” says David Hernandez, director of construction services for The Allen Group’s California operations. “No other distribution center in the West reaches so many markets and population centers overnight.”