Texarkana, United States (April 15, 2021) – TexAmericas Center welcomes Woodfield, Inc., a family-owned and operated trucking company headquartered in Camden, Arkansas, to its industrial park.
Woodfield will rent 1,500 square feet for its offices and 10 spaces for its trailers, totaling three acres. As a transportation professional with more than 30 years of experience and hundreds of customers, Woodfield has grown steadily throughout the Midwest, East Coast and Southern United States. The TexAmericas Center will be the location of the company’s regional transportation department and fleet management over the road (OTR) monitoring department. Woodfield’s regional activities will begin in early May 2021.
Woodfield offers a variety of trucking services to meet the needs of its customers. From long haul dry van shipping to heavy / specialized services to regional and OTR flatbed trucks, Woodfield has flexibly met a wide range of customer transportation needs.
Woodfield selected the TexAmericas Center based on a variety of factors including its storage facilities, prime location, and ease of working with its management. The organization felt that, thanks to the growth of the industrial park and long-term investments in infrastructure, the TexAmericas Center would be able to meet its needs now and in the future.
“The management of the TexAmericas Center understood our business and worked to quickly identify and present viable solutions. We didn’t look any further. It was an easy yes for them within 30 days from our first exploratory talks to the signing of a lease, “said Jimmy Starr, owner of Woodfield, Inc.” From the first talks they have been exemplary in their ability to act quickly and effectively Put together plans that will enable our growth. As a result, the remodeling will be completed and we will be fully operational within 60 days of our initial talks. “
Another selling point for the TexAmericas Center was its location and access to qualified trucking employees. Truck driving is currently one of the most sought-after careers and most important professions. The Texarkana College Professional Driving Academy trains students over four weeks of study and instruction and is divided into class time at college, time in the drive yard, which is located on the East Campus of the TexAmericas Center, and on the three highways that are in Texarkana are connected to each other. Drivers who have completed the program and have the minimum experience required by Woodfield will have the opportunity to work for the haulage company.
“This is a perfect partnership for Woodfield and our region,” said Scott Norton, Executive Director / CEO of the TexAmericas Center. “A respected leader in transportation like Woodfield in our market is attractive to regional manufacturers who need the services of qualified hauliers. Woodfield’s logistical know-how and growth-oriented culture make them an ideal service provider and employer of choice. “
Woodfield will be able to immediately leverage Texarkana’s already robust infrastructure and impressive transportation corridors to meet the needs of a growing customer base. As Texarkana continues to position itself as an ideal location for manufacturers in a wide variety of industries, Woodfield offers ample opportunities to leverage the region’s collaborative approach to economic development to expand their reach.
Spanning 12,000 acres and 3.5 million square feet, the TexAmericas Center offers potential tenants in specialized industries options that would be difficult or prohibitive to secure in other regions. Its location in the Texarkana metropolitan area offers an attractive talent pipeline and a logistics network that can compete with many larger – and therefore more expensive – urban hubs. The TexAmericas Center also offers a unique range of assets including utilities for industrial capacity, interstate access, rail, fiber optic and logistics services.
Via the TexAmericas Center
The TexAmericas Center is located in the Texarkana metropolitan area and owns and operates one of the largest mixed-use industrial parks in the United States. The TexAmericas Center serves four states (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas) with approximately 12,000 acres of arable land and approximately 3.5 million square feet of commercial and industrial products. In 2020, TexAmericas Center was named the number 8 industrial park in the country by Business Facilities Magazine. It is a designated US Opportunity Zone, a HUBZone, a New Market Tax Credit Census Tract, a Foreign Trade Zone No. 258, and a Texas Enterprise Zone. TexAmericas Center has the operational capabilities of a community but functions like a traditional real estate development company, providing bespoke real estate solutions. For more information on the TexAmericas Center, visit texamericascenter.com.