Tennessee trucking firm buys freight facility in Wilmer
A Tennessee trucking and logistics firm has bought a 100-acre freight facility south of Dallas in Wilmer. Intermodal Cartage Co. paid more than $10 million for the property, which is near Union Pacific Railroad Co.’s big cargo terminal on Interstate 45.
“This is the single largest purchase the company has ever made, and it gives them a presence just 1.2 miles away from Union Pacific Railroad,” spokeswoman Molly Okeon said.
Intermodal Cartage already has a smaller freight container yard north of Fort Worth in Haslet, near the Burlington Northern Santa Fe terminal.
The new location is east of I-45 on Pleasant Run Road.
The Memphis-based company operates these types of facilities in almost a dozen states and has been in business since 1982.
“This makes Intermodal Cartage the only intermodal company that has two large container yards located next to two major railroads” in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Okeon said.
Dan W. Cook, a senior director with Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, brokered the sale.
Posted: December 27, 2010