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Ameripointe ready to ship, receive by rail and air from Ardmore, Oklahoma

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J.T. Phillips and Brad Haines stand on a train engine at Ameripointe. [PHOTO PROVIDED]
J.T. Phillips and Brad Haines stand on a train engine at Ameripointe. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

Shovel-ready is one thing, but Ameripointe is also ready to roll rail and ready for air — big selling points for NAI Global brokers in New Jersey and Oklahoma recently brought in to market the 1,350-acre industrial park near Ardmore.

Its location in a Foreign Trade Zone and Enterprise Zone is icing, as well, but the rail access is sweet, said Bob Sullivan, owner of NAI Sullivan Group in Oklahoma City.

Sullivan and NAI James E. Hanson in New Jersey are now exclusive listing brokers for Ameripointe North American Logistics Park, a partnership between the Ardmore Development Authority and Sovereign OK Development LLC, part of Haines Capital Group in Oklahoma City.

Haines' investment, including a two-mile rail loop, came in 2014 at the height of the last oil boom, Haines CFO J.T. Phillips said.

The site is 7 miles east of Interstate 35 and 16 miles north of Ardmore. More important for national or even global trade, it's halfway between Dallas and Oklahoma City. Even more important for freight, it's on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway line.

Ameripointe is one of 16 locations in the United States that have the BNSF Railway’s “certified site” designation, which recognizes shovel-ready sites that meet its selection criteria.

The brokers said the park has "unparalleled freight rail access" with 6.4 miles of track, including the loop around a 273-acre section. The site has the capacity to receive trains with up to 200 cars. Scales, loading, unloading and transfer facilities are ready to transfer materials to truck, pipeline or on-site storage.

"With direct rail access and development support from one of the nation’s largest freight rail systems, the site provides an ideal opportunity for industrial users hoping to tap into BNSF’s north-south line between Houston, Texas and Duluth, Minnesota," the brokers said in a flyer.

Such extensive rail service makes Ameripointe stand out among regional industrial developments, Colby R. Tanner, BNSF vice president of economic development.

"With its loop track infrastructure, unique to southern Oklahoma and northern Texas, this location will accommodate efficient unit train operations and enable future expansions for carload commodities,” Tanner said in the flyer.

The airport in the middle of the property, with a 9,000-foot runway, four hangars, including one for a fixed-base operator, and heavyweight air cargo capacity complete the "trifecta of transportation access," the brokers said.

“When taking into account the unique accessibility, favorable local demographics and massive size of the land available at Ameripointe, this site presents almost limitless industrial development potential,” said Steve Pastor, vice president and global supply chain/ports/rail specialist at NAI James E. Hanson.

Sullivan said talks are under way with prospects in the aerospace and automotive sectors looking at the property in light of state incentives aimed at those industries. A Dollar General warehouse-distribution center and EJ-Ardmore Foundry, a manufacturer, are among the operations already in Ameripointe.

Ameripointe has 527 acres for sale, 804 acres for lease, and 19 acres for buffer space or parking.

"As the nationwide Class-A industrial space shortage continues, industrial users looking to add efficiency and flexibility to their global supply chains do not need to look any farther than Ardmore, Oklahoma, and the Ameripointe site," Pastor said. "We are excited to market this property and look forward to bringing interested buyers and tenants to Ardmore.”

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<strong>An aerial view of Ameripointe North American Logistics Park near Ardmore. [PHOTO PROVIDED]</strong>

An aerial view of Ameripointe North American Logistics Park near Ardmore. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

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Richard Mize

Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked... Read more ›

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