Birmingham Business Journal
"Plantation Patterns to move distribution
center to Calera"
Plantation Patterns, manufacturer of pillows, cushions, umbrellas, outdoor decor and accessories, is moving its distribution operations to Shelby County.
The Irondale-based company will take 247,000 square feet in at Shelby Commerce Park, a Graham & Co. development in Calera.
Graham's Ogden Deaton represented the landlord, and Sonny Culp represented Plantation Patterns in the lease.
Deaton said Plantation Patterns is relocating its distribution center to be more centrally located in order to better supply its customers across the Southeast.
The company has not yet responded to request for comment about the move or how many employees will be located at the Shelby County facility.
According to the Selma & Dallas County Economic Development Authority's website, the company's distribution center will be moving from the Bell Road Industrial Park just off U.S. 80 West.
The company's brand is sold in major stores like Home Depot, Target, Costco and others.
The absorption is further sign that Birmingham's metro industrial real estate is heating up.
"This is a great indicator for our park out at Shelby County," Deaton said. "It's further indication the market is moving in the right direction."
Shelby Commerce Park is a total of 1.5 million square feet, and Plantation Patterns will join HD Supply, Custom Marketing, Vital Records Control and Joshen Paper as tenants on the site.
Deaton said there has been more interest lately in existing buildings in Birmingham by companies inside and outside the region.
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