Facility will service as home fragrance company’s regional distribution center
(Dallas, Tex. – Sept. 14, 2011) Duke Realty Corporation’s (Duke Realty) Dallas office has leased 145,965 square feet in its Freeport X building to Scentsy Candles, an Idaho-based manufacturer and distributor of home fragrance products. Scentsy will move into Freeport X, a 1.1 million-square foot industrial building in Duke Realty’s Freeport North Industrial Park in Coppell, later this month and will use the facility as its distribution center for the south central United States. Scentsy expects to hire 190 new workers and handle approximately 27 percent of the company’s U.S. orders through the center by the end of 2011.
“Finding a facility with ready access to highways and the airport was very important to Scentsy in the selection of their distribution center,” said Jeff Thornton, Senior Vice President of Duke Realty’s Dallas operations. “With its immediate access to the LBJ Freeway and Highway 121 and its proximity to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Freeport X provides Scentsy with several transportation options that will help them minimize shipping time.”
“Our products are sold directly to consumers by independent sales consultants, rather than through retail stores, so prompt delivery is paramount,” said Heidi Thompson, President of Scentsy. “Texas is the largest state for Scentsy sales and the popularity of our products is growing throughout the region. Opening a regional distribution center here will help us expedite product delivery to this base of customers.”
Freeport X is located just one mile north of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and offers a combination of features which are conducive to warehousing and storage, such as a 36’ clear height ceiling, 40’ x 50’ column spacing with 60’ staging bays, and plenty of car parking and trailer storage.
Blake Kendrick with Stream Realty represented Scentsy in the lease, while Randy Wood, Vice President, Leasing, represented Duke Realty.
Duke Realty’s Dallas offices are located at 14241 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1000, Dallas, TX 75254. For information about Duke Realty’s Freeport North Industrial Park or other leasing opportunities, please call 972.361.6700. To review other available Duke Realty properties, please visit www.dukerealty.com and look for “Spacefinder” on our home page.
About Scentsy, Inc.
Scentsy, Inc. is a rapidly growing party plan company offering a variety of home fragrance products. The simplicity and value of its flagship product, scented, wickless candles heated in decorative ceramic warmers, provides a better alternative to burning wicked candles in the home and office. What began in 2004 in a 40-foot ocean container on a small sheep farm is now an international company headquartered in Meridian, Idaho. Scentsy has more than 110,000 current Independent sales consultants running home-based businesses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Visit www.scentsy.com for more information.
About Duke Realty
Duke Realty owns and operates approximately 141 million rentable square feet of industrial and office assets, including medical office, in 18 major U.S. cities. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty is available at www.dukerealty.com.