Logistics providers Martin Transportation Systems (MTS) and its warehousing affiliate Bay Logistics are to take up residence at GM’s former warehouse facility in Flint Michigan. The trust handling the property, RACER Trust (Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response), has sold the 176,000 sq.m facility to Johnson Enterprises, which will own and manage the site.
RACER Trust was created to clean up and position for redevelopment properties and other facilities owned by the former GM before its 2009 bankruptcy.
MTS is based in Byron Center and operates 15 facilities in the US and Canada along with 700 trucks and 1,700 trailers. Bay Logistics is based in Spring Lake and has 12 distribution centres in the US, Canada and Mexico.
“The features and location of the Flint warehouse facility fit well with the goals and objectives of both MTS and Bay to continue to be a significant player in the automotive production industry,” said Richard Johnston, who is the president of both MTS and Bay Logistics. “Reinvigorating this facility gives us the added pleasure of knowing that we are participating in the revitalization of the City of Flint, where we have been a vested member for many years. We are very pleased about this opportunity.”
There are nine more for GM properties up for sale around Flint according to RACER Trust.