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Distribute by Land, Air, Rail or Water.
Minutes from your back door.

Road, rail, water and air all converge for the convenience of your wholesale distribution company from the Arkansas Aeroplex.

Location, location, location - and multi-modal too.

Interstate 55 is just minutes away giving ready truck access to St. Louis, Chicago and other northerly destinations as well as leading to the Gulf of Mexico. In less than an hour you can be on I-40 - the most traveled interstate in the nation and the country's major east-west corridor. Nearby the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe can accommodate traffic to any rail destination in America.

Eight miles to the east is the Mississippi River, complete with barge-rail terminal and port for cost-effective bulk-freight shipping when needed. Finally, on-site is one of the largest runways in North America - 11,600 feet long with all-weather instrument capability and 2.5 million SF of prime condition concrete ramp space just waiting for your use. Building features include climate-controlled storage, secure locations, conveyor and trolley systems, fiber-optics, truck bays and loading docks.

But this location is no secret to many. One of America's best-known wholesale distributors - American Greetings - has been a nearby neighbor for many years. Trucking companies like J. B. Hunt and American Freightways are also available headquartered not far away. And in just over an hour you can be in the Distribution Capital of North America - Memphis. But you will find one pleasant difference between these two places.

Savings distributed to the bottom line.

First, there's labor. Compared to our regional neighbor, wage rates for typical distribution operations are over 20% less, and over 25% less than the national average. But that's just the beginning. Completed and ready-for-use are more than 309,000 SF of warehouse and distribution buildings, with features like: climate-controlled storage, secure locations, ready-made trolley system, fiber-optics, truck bays, loading docks, overhead hoists and many others.

  • The Arkansas Aeroplex is within 500 miles of 40% of the US buying power

  • The Aeroplex is located midway between Mexico City and Montreal.

  • "The Aeroplex has some of the best warehousing anywhere." - Larry Bloodworth, Southworth Manufacturing

    Existing buildings:
    176,425 SF of existing warehouse and storage buildings.

  • Building 108
  • Building 205
  • Building 433
  • Building 556
                     Highway Miles   Average Days
                         From        In Transit
    City              Blytheville     (450 mpd)
    ----------------------------------------------
    Memphis, TN         69             0.2
    St Louis, MO       197             0.4
    Indianapolis, IN   369             0.8
    Birmingham, AL     389             0.9
    Atlanta, GA        433             1.0
    Kansas City, MO    437             1.0
    Chicago, IL        489             1.1
    Dallas, TX         493             1.1
    Pittsburgh, PA     712             1.6
    Washington, D.C.   837             1.9
    
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