Written by Theresa Davinroy on July 23, 2014.
St. Louis (July 23, 2014) — CSTK Inc., a diversified distributor of transportation, construction and communications equipment and related services, has appointed Green Street St. Louis, a full service real estate development, brokerage and management company, to design and build a new 56,000 sq. ft. facility in St. Louis, Missouri. This all-new facility will offer service and sales facilities for CSTK’s diverse lineup of products, including its primary line of Thermo King transport temperature control equipment. Additional products and services include trailer repair, aftermarket parts and repair/installation services. This facility is slated to be completed in the first quarter of 2015, with a move-in date of March 1, 2015.
This all-new, larger facility will eventually replace CSTK’s current St. Louis location, which has operated in the region for over 20 years. Located on Carrie Avenue off of North Broadway at I-70, CSTK’s new St. Louis facility will be centrally and conveniently located to serve the needs of the transportation industry including tractor-trailer fleets, rail yard/intermodal operations, users of transport temperature control equipment, and off-road HVAC. The operation will also house CSTK subsidiary Kahn Truck Equipment, a custom mechanic and service truck provider, and will eliminate the need for additional off-site parking and warehouse space.
“Increased demand from our customer base has driven the need for expanding our building and service offerings,” said Allen Lane, chief operations officer, CSTK. “Now CSTK will be able to better serve our customers with one central St. Louis location, with additional shop space, more service bays, and newly offered trailer drop lot services.”
CSTK’s new St. Louis location will feature a drop lot with space for 150 trailers, rail yard access, and a classroom for employee and customer training events. The 16-bay, 16 acre service facility will eventually hire additional transport refrigeration and trailer repair technicians, expanding their St. Louis workforce. The location also features additional space for future expansion. Construction of the new building is currently underway.
“CSTK is excited to partner with Green Street St. Louis for our new facility,” said Michael Kahn, president & CEO of CSTK. “Green Street is a well-respected commercial developer that utilizes sustainable real estate practices. Their expertise has been crucial to the design and construction of our St. Louis expansion.”
CSTK is in the process of dramatically expanding its operations. Over the next 18 months, CSTK will be adding 38 service bays and over 130,000 square feet of combined sales and service space in three new locations. In addition to St. Louis, CSTK has new facilities underway in Bethlehem PA, and Riverside, MO. In 2015-2016, CSTK will bring online new facilities in Wichita, KS and Philadelphia, PA, and renovated facilities in Oklahoma City, OK.
To learn more about CSTK, please visit www.cstk.com or call (888) 566-5743.
CSTK is a diversified transportation solutions provider serving transportation companies, fleets, owner operators, and other vehicle/heavy equipment users with innovative products, parts and services. CSTK’s product lineup includes transport temperature control units, auxiliary power units, HVAC units, service bodies, snow plows, aerodynamic solutions, fleet management solutions, trailer/cargo door products, vehicle graphics, and replacement parts. CSTK products are manufactured by world and industry leading suppliers including Thermo King Corporation, Great Dane Trailers, Aurora Trailers, Red Dot, Espar, Blue Tree Systems, Strehl TrailerBlade, Meyer, Blizzard, Hiniker and Snow Dogg. CSTK also offers extensive repair and maintenance services.
CSTK, with corporate offices in Overland Park, Kansas, operates 12 locations throughout the Midwest and the East Coast. Its sister company, Velociti, offers global installation and deployment of technology.
About Green Street
Green Street St. Louis is a commercial real estate development company delivering more than traditional real estate by ensuring that its projects maximize value for its entrepreneurial-minded clients: aligning with their culture and making them a better company. Green Street believes each building it develops is an opportunity for its clients to truly distinguish themselves and transform their business. Green Street’s satisfaction comes from applying its innovative real estate approach to provide business solutions making its clients more successful and the neighboring community flourish.