A former Verizon Wireless call center in Cranberry will become the new headquarters for Genco, a third-party logistics provider in need of more space.
The O’Hara-based company, which was acquired by FedEx last year, announced Monday that it would be leaving its current offices in Papercraft Park in September for the 100,000-square-foot former Verizon space in the Cranberry Woods business park.
In a statement, Genco attributed the move to the growth it has experienced because of trends in supply chain and reverse logistics, a field in which it is an industry leader.
“We have simply outgrown the space,” said Andy Smith, Genco’s senior vice president and chief operating officer.
He added the company needed a building that could accommodate expansion and help it to attract and retain employees. “We are very excited about this move and a bright future as we expand our capabilities beyond North America,” he said.
McKnight Realty Partners, the Downtown firm that owns the building, has been searching for a new tenant since Verizon left. It was looking for someone to take the full building, not a portion of it. McKnight owns about 454,000 square feet of Class A office space in the business park.
“This wonderful addition further cements the park’s reputation as a great location for companies looking for a home in an attractive campus environment,” said Bill Rudolph, McKnight managing partner.
Verizon closed the Cranberry location in 2014, costing about 600 employees their jobs and leaving the space vacant.
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First Published February 15, 2016 11:26 AM