West Jefferson, Ohio – E Smith Realty Partners, a premier commercial real estate services company, has announced one of the company’s partners, Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., (NASDAQ: BONT) has recently opened its 743,000 square foot, direct-to-consumer fulfillment center located in West Jefferson, Ohio, west of Columbus. The fulfillment center is centrally placed for the Bon-Ton family of stores, which operates in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains.
Emmitt Smith, chairman and co-founder, Sharon Morrison, chief executive officer and Brad Struck, president of industrial services, E Smith Realty Partners attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony with
Bon-Ton Stores President and CEO, Kathryn Bufano and the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, Mary Taylor.
Sharon Morrison and Brad Struck of E Smith Realty Partners represented the tenant in negotiations. Art Makris and Jim Clark represented the landlord, Duke Realty Corp. Johnson Stephens Consulting provided design, site selection, MHE implementation and WMS integration services for the new facility.
“Our goal was to provide the best e-commerce solution for Bon-Ton’s business needs, and it was a true team effort on all accounts,” said Brad Struck of E Smith Realty Partners. “We are privileged to work with Bon-Ton to secure a state-of-the-art fulfillment center.”
Bon-Ton’s consolidation of five e-commerce distribution centers into one highly automated fulfillment center offers a significant expansion to the company’s shipping capacity, with an estimated 350,000 orders per day at its peak during the holiday season.
About E Smith Realty Partners
E Smith Realty Partners is a premier commercial real estate services company representing national clients. Led by Emmitt Smith and Sharon Morrison, the company is built on integrity, excellence and making a positive impact in communities. E Smith Realty Partners leverages many years of collective real estate development, investment, brokerage, design and construction expertise into building a world-class services company. For more information, visit www.esmithrealty.com.