Greater Oklahoma City is in the geographic center of North America equidistant from the east and west coasts and major trade partners of Canada and Mexico. The ten county region is at the crossroads of the U.S., sitting at the heart of three major national highways on the NAFTA corridor.
There's a reason Greater Oklahoma City is such a great place for business: Location. The ten county region is positioned within a day's drive of the rapidly-growing south-central region (OK, TX, AR, LA) projected to grow more than 44% during the next 25 years.
Cellu Tissue Holdings Inc., a manufacturer and converter of tissue products for the private label and away-from-home industries, leased a 325,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at 50 N Council Road.
Cellu Tissue conducted a national location search before choosing Oklahoma City for its new facility. Oklahoma City's low cost of doing business and central location were both major factors in Cellu Tissue's decision.
Terryl Zerby is manager of 7725 Reno #2 LLC, owner of the building.
Modifications to the building are underway, and Cellu Tissue Holdings will begin production in June 2010. The long-term lease was negotiated by Gerald Gamble of Gerald L. Gamble Co.
"It's a very high quality building in close proximity to the interstate for ease of distribution. It has heavy electrical in it already and adequate office space so it really met their needs quite well," Gamble said. "It is advantageous for us to have an out of state manufacturer moving to Oklahoma City to bring new jobs and to use existing space."