Transportation company Leonard’s Express will celebrate the construction of its new warehouse at a ceremony this Thursday.
The 144,500-square-foot warehouse in Shortsville, Ontario County is comprised of five 20,000-square-foot rooms, each of which can be temperature-controlled between -10 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Topping-out ceremony planned for Thursday, June 6
Leonard Express will host a topping-out ceremony and press conference on Thursday, June 9 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 3740 Walters Lane in Shortsville.
Members of the Leonard’s Express leadership team, workers and other guests will sign the topmost warehouse beam before it is erected. Refreshments will be served during the event.
“This will be a big day for our company, and especially for the dedicated employees who made this warehouse happen,” said CEO Ken Johnson.
Chrisanntha Construction Corporation Owner Kevin Bragg, whose company directed the facility’s design and construction, and New York State Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan will be in attendance.
Company expects new warehouse to have positive impact on local economy
Located just minutes from the NYS Thruway, the new warehouse is anticipated to be an “excellent distribution point for Upstate New York,” according to a release.
“Our customers need to deliver their products quickly and efficiently. We believe the warehouse will maximize transportation opportunities for them, while minimizing costs and risks for perishable cargo,” said Johnson. “And we expect it to foster and enable the economic development of the county, and the Rochester area.”
The property on which the warehouse is located was slated to be “shuttered” in 2019, added Johnson.
“We purchased it and turned it into a viable business, and now we’re investing in that property and in the community. As the warehouse becomes operational in the next few months, we’ll be adding more staff to manage it.”
Visit the Leonard’s Express website for more information.