DB Schenker, a logistics service provider headquartered in New York State, has signed a 5-year renewable lease for one-half of a warehouse building at the N.C. Global TransPark (GTP) and expects to eventually fill as many as 40 full-time jobs.
Schenker Logistics, Inc. (SLI) executed the lease after signing a 5-year contract for SLI to provide advanced logistics services for Spirit AeroSystems, the anchor tenant at the TransPark and leading supplier of airplane assemblies and components.
Darlene Waddell, the GTP’s executive director, commented, “DB Schenker’s arrival at the GTP signals the continuing impact of Spirit’s opening, as well as the GTP’s potential to expand as an aerospace center.”
The new tenant will occupy space in the building known as GTP 2.
As a third-party logistics supplier for Spirit AeroSystems, DB Schenker’s work at the Global TransPark will be patterned after a similar project Schenker operates at Spirit’s Wichita, KS site. The scope of work will include product receipt and put away; pick, pack, and sequenced line feed to “point of use” locations.
Spirit AeroSystems held the grand opening for its 500,000 square foot manufacturing facility on July 1 and has begun manufacture of fuselage sections and wing spars for the Airbus A350XWB airliner.