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Great Plains Oil to move to new warehouse

WICHITA – Great Plains Oil, which has been in the market for about a year, is moving from a warehouse between Wichita and Newton to a 4,500-square-foot one at 601 W. Pawnee.

The building’s dock-high warehouse is the attraction.

“It works out a little bit better,” co-owner Chad Grier says of loading. “Makes life a lot easier.”

His and Kevin Shaw’s company, which is based here, delivers motor oil, transmission fluid and antifreeze to places such as Tulsa, Joplin, and northern Arkansas along with destinations throughout Kansas. Eventually, there are plans to expand to Kansas City and Omaha.

“If we keep growing like we are … a year from now we’ll probably need double the space,” Grier says. “It just depends on the growth.”

Ted Branson of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.


Capital Express Inc. opens 8,000-square-foot Wichita warehouse

WICHITA — Capital Express Inc., an Omaha-based courier and logistics company, is now operating in Wichita.

“We have a large customer who asked us to come into this market,” says president Jack Johnson.

Johnson says he can’t say who the customer is.

The 25-year-old company has offices in a dozen greater Midwest cities, including a recently opened Dodge City office.

Johnson says in addition to delivery services, Capital Express helps customers put together systems among various departments in order to streamline processes for deliveries.

“We help them figure out what they need.”

The company’s new Wichita warehouse is in 8,000 square feet at 2544 S. Leonine.

Ted Branson of Landmark Commercial Real Estate and Jeff Englert of Grubb & Ellis/Martens Commercial Group handled the deal.

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Siemens signs lease for 74,000-square-foot Wichita warehouse near 37th and Hydraulic

WICHITA — Siemens, a diversified international company with a focus on energy, is planning to announce Thursday that it has signed a lease for 74,000 square feet of warehouse space at 1090 E. 37th St. North.

“They have been a fabulous company to do business with,” says NAI John T. Arnold Associates president and supervising broker Marlin Penner, who handled the deal with NAI’s Tymber Lee.

“We’re just thrilled to death to see them have a presence in Wichita,” Penner says. “We hope this is a harbinger of more to come.”

Siemens is opening a wind power distribution center, which will provide storage, procurement, kitting, refurbishment and distribution of tooling that’s needed to install wind turbines nationally.

It also will store, repair and distribute new unit transport framing and hardware that’s used to move nacelles, towers and blades around the region.

“With more and more wind projects coming on line in the U.S., we see this new facility in Wichita as a testament to our continued commitment to providing the highest level of service to our customers and to the overall maturation of the U.S. wind industry,” Mark Albenze, CEO of Siemens Energy’s Wind Power Americas business, said in a statement.

“Much like Siemens’ recently announced new wind service facility in Woodward, Oklahoma, the geographic location of the new Wichita distribution center will allow us to address our customers’ installation and distribution needs in a cost-effective and timely manner.”

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