AMERICAN HONDA MAIN CLIENT AT NEW GATX DISTRIBUTION HUB

AMERICAN HONDA MAIN CLIENT AT NEW GATX DISTRIBUTION HUB

GATX Logistics Inc. has begun operating out of a new distribution center here, with American Honda Co. the primary customer.

GATX has served the automaker since 1976.The third party has a 15-year lease on some 150,000 square feet of the 439,000-square-foot facility, said Pamela Zoellner, GATX Logistics' vice president of real estate. The company also has first rights of refusal on the rest of the structure.

''Because this is a new facility, it provides greater amenities than can be offered by older facilities,'' Ms. Zoellner said. The building's 30-foot ceiling height also affords an opportunity for GATX to serve customers with specific storage requirements.