3PL Nexus Distribution Expands to 1 Million Square Feet in Chicago

Nexus expands into 1 million square feet in Chicago, gaining exclusive access to the Chicago Land Bridge, a private roadway connecting to the CSX Intermodal yard in Bedford Park.

Third party logistics provider Nexus distribution announced today that it has added a third warehouse to its Midwest region facilities. The new distribution center, located at 6510 W 73rd Street in Bedford Park, IL, features 306,552 square feet and direct access to the adjacent CSX intermodal yard.

The facility is strategically accessible to the recently constructed “Chicago Land Bridge”, a half-mile long private roadway which can be used to transport “heavy” containers, or containers weighing more than allowed on U.S. public roadways. Constructed in March 2006, the Chicago Land Bridge is now directly accessible from two of Nexus’ warehouse facilities, and can be used to support container drayage activities for both imported and exported materials.

Nexus CEO Dean Hansen said, “The 6510 building gives us exclusive control of the land bridge, which is crucial to our unique ability to handle heavy-loaded containers.”

The 6510 property is adjacent to another Nexus warehouse, at 6558 W 73rd Street, both owned by Mirvac Industrial Trust, an Australia-based REIT with a fourteen million square feet industrial portfolio in the Chicago region.

Nexus occupies a 3rd facility at 6220 W 73rd Street, Bedford Park, IL 60638.

David Pals of Lee & Associates represented Nexus. Mirvac was represented by Dan Leahy of NAI HIffman.

About Nexus Distribution:

Headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL Nexus Distribution is a third party logistics provider offering integrated warehousing and transportation services. Specializing in meeting the needs of manufacturers, retailers, and distributors since the early 1980's, Nexus offers warehouse and logistics processes that are customized and responsive. Named a “Top 100 3PL Provider” by Inbound Logistics Magazine for five years running, Nexus Distribution’s services range from customary storage and inventory control models to integrated cross-dock programs, pool distribution, freight consolidation and value-added services. Major markets served include paper, automotive, consumer goods and food and beverage. Nexus offers warehousing services in Chicago, IL, Allentown, PA and Atlanta, GA. www.nexusdistribution.com