Pilot Freight Services Relocates to New England Tradeport


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Bloomfield, CT – Griffin Land is pleased to announce that Pilot Freight Services has signed a long term lease for 42,240 square feet of industrial space at 40 International Drive, Bloomfield, CT.  Construction of tenant improvements are underway, with delivery of the new and expanded facility targeted for early summer.  Pilot is relocating their facilities from East Granby, CT.

40 International Drive is a 98,840 square foot first class industrial building. Its steel frame and masonry construction, 26 foot clear height, state-of-the-art building systems, and abundant truck and employee parking make it a highly attractive building to modern industrial users.

“Pilot Freight Services needed to expand due to an increase in sales and logistics”, said Kim Gajewski, Regional Vice President of Pilot Freight Services.  “We wanted a state of the art building to provide our customers with the best service in the industry.  Griffin Land had just what we needed and they worked closely with us to ensure the move will be a smooth transition”.

“We are pleased to add another internationally recognized logistics company to New England Tradeport,” said Tim Lescalleet, Senior Vice President of Griffin Land, the company’s real estate division. “Pilot Freight’s move to Tradeport further exemplifies how our park has become the region’s epicenter for industrial users serving the New England and upstate New York regions.”

The signing of the lease was previously disclosed by Griffin Land’s parent, Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc., in its Annual Report on Form 10-K.

About New England Tradeport

New England Tradeport is a 600-acre master business park planned and developed by Griffin Land, in Windsor and East Granby CT. In addition to its fifteen existing industrial buildings totaling over 2.6 million square feet, the park has additional permitted and un-entitled sites able to accommodate an additional 2 million square feet of development. Its tenant roster includes many of America’s top companies including AAR, Dollar Tree, Domino’s, Eaton, FedEx, Pepsi, Novitex, UPS, Tire Rack, Velux, Walgreen’s and Westinghouse.  The park is also a federally approved Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ#71) and part of the recently created Bradley Economic Development Zone, both of which offer significant incentives that can deliver real estate and operational cost reductions to qualified users.

About Pilot Freight Services

Pilot Freight Services is a full-service global transportation and logistics company. They have been serving the state of Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and the Albany metropolitan area since 1978.  Being centrally located between Boston, New York and Newark affords the station a tremendous amount of flight options both domestically and internationally as well as being in close proximity to one of the east coast’s busiest ocean ports.

About Griffin Land

Griffin Land, LLC is the real estate holding and operating subsidiary of Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc., a publicly traded company (GRIF).  Griffin Land is the developer of more than four million square feet of commercial space on land holdings totaling more than 4,000 acres in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.  Griffin Land is an owner operator providing development, marketing, construction, management and maintenance of its portfolio.

Developments include the New England Tradeport industrial park in Windsor & East Granby CT, the Lehigh Valley Tradeport I and II industrial parks in Bethlehem PA, and the Griffin Center business park in Windsor & Bloomfield CT.  In addition, Griffin Land also develops residential communities including Walden Woods, a 435 unit master-planned community in Windsor, CT, and has municipal approvals for Meadowood, a 296 unit master-planned development in Simsbury, Connecticut.