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Over one million square-foot facility will bring 1,000 employees to Tradepoint Atlantic

Under Armour is opening a new 1.3 million square-foot distribution and warehouse facility in Baltimore County as part of the Tradepoint Atlantic redevelopment of the Sparrows Point peninsula. With its global headquarters in Baltimore, the athletic apparel and equipment company projects it will employ 1,000 workers once the facility is operating at full capacity.   

“Under Armour’s new e-commerce distribution house at Tradepoint Atlantic is a perfect match for our vision for Sparrows Point -- this is a hometown company investing in the region and bringing 1,000 jobs to Baltimore County. Under Armour’s success is based on commitment, respect and the ability to creatively and strategically meet the demands of the marketplace. We are proud to be part of that team,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. 

Creating economic and job opportunities

“Our fourth distribution house will be a top-notch service engine for our e-commerce business to deliver the right product, to the right place at the right time to our growing consumer base and athletes around the world,” said Under Armour CEO and Founder Kevin Plank. “We are pleased to collaborate with Baltimore County and the State to create economic and job opportunities for the greater Baltimore community and Maryland as a whole.” 

Under Armour Trade Point Atlantic conceptual imageThe facility, which is expected to open in the summer of 2018, will feature state-of-the-art equipment and systems to enhance Under Armour’s product distribution to its growing base of e-commerce consumers. 

“Baltimore County proactively put key pieces in place to make Tradepoint Atlantic’s Sparrows Point site attractive to business. We initiated creation of the Chesapeake Enterprise Zone, established a foreign trade zone to facilitate global commerce and set up training systems for distribution operations workers,” said Will Anderson, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Economic & Workforce Development.

Under Armour joins FedEx Ground and Pasha Automotive as tenants of Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,100 acre development that is one of the largest economic development projects on the East Coast. The project features a unique combination of access to deepwater berths, railroads and highways that is ideal for global distribution and advanced manufacturing.     

“Our vision for Sparrows Point is to attract world-class companies that want to take advantage of Baltimore’s deep talent pool, prime mid-Atlantic location and integrated transportation network,” added County Executive Kamenetz. “We’re well on our way to fulfilling that vision and bringing 10,000 jobs back to Sparrows Point.”


Will Anderson, Director, Baltimore County Economic & Workforce Development 

The 3,100 acres at Sparrows Point are rapidly living up to their potential as one of the most important job generators in the region. What did Baltimore County do to plan for this next generation jobs opportunity?

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Tradepoint Atlantic CEO Michael Moore discuss the vision for bringing 10,000 jobs back to Sparrows Point. Get a first-hand look at this massive project, based on the work of the Sparrows Point Partnership, a business advisory group spearheaded by Baltimore County consisting of port officials and business, real estate, manufacturing, logistics and distribution executives. 

“We want to have good middle skill jobs available that pay a decent wage and have great benefits,” says County Executive Kamenetz. “We are trying to create that next generation of job opportunity at Sparrows Point.” 

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Learn more about Tradepoint Atlantic:  www.tradepointatlantic.com

Next Generation Job OpportunityNext Up Baltimore County explores what makes Baltimore County a great place to live and work. The show features interviews with local business leaders, entrepreneurs and educators and is produced by the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development.  In addition to online access, Next Up runs on Baltimore County cable channel 25 at the following times: Monday, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Tuesday 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 9:00 p.m. Thursday 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. Friday 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.  Saturday 9:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.  Sunday 9:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.  


Fronda Cohen
Baltimore County Office of Communications

New Middle River jobs, residents and businesses continue their move to the crossroads of I-95 and Maryland Route 43 in eastern Baltimore County. Baltimore Crossroads, a 1,000 acre business community between White Marsh and the Middle River waterfront, already has attracted key companies such as Social Solutions, Synagro, Danfoss, Pevco, BGE HOME, Atlantic Design and Breakthru Beverage Maryland. Over 2,500 people work in Baltimore Crossroads, with 10,000 jobs expected when development is completed.  

Here’s a mid-year snapshot.

Shovels in the ground for new $750 million development

Artist's rendering of Greenleigh at CrossroadsConstruction is underway for Greenleigh at Crossroads, a signature $750 million live-work-play community along Maryland Route 43.  

“Greenleigh is placemaking at its best,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “Greenleigh’s design and mix of homes, amenities and offices will attract young professionals who want to live in a 21st century lifestyle community near their jobs. I-95 is minutes away, with the Middle River MARC rail station just down the road. Residents can walk or bike to the waterfront. This is the perfect complement to the business development already in Baltimore Crossroads.”

The 200-acre development incorporates many new urbanism design elements including a compact walkable design; a mix of shops, offices, apartments and homes; pedestrian-scaled neighborhoods and a network of open spaces for more walking and less driving.

When completed, Greenleigh at Crossroads will include about 1,500 single family homes, townhomes, apartments and condo units; 428,000 square feet of office space in three new mid-rise office buildings and four single-story office buildings that are already completed; 128,000 square feet of new retail space; a 120 room Marriott SpringHill Suites hotel, plus walking trails, parks and places to gather.  

St. John Properties, Somerset Construction and Elm Street Development are developing the project.

RPM Goes Bigger

With a roster of food-industry clients, RPM Warehouse, a division of RPM Consolidated Services, Inc., moved to Baltimore Crossroads in January 2016. By April, they were ready to add more space for their logistics, warehousing and transportation business.  RPM now fills a full 435,000 square foot building. Chesapeake Real Estate Group specifically designed the building to support the needs of large warehouse and distribution clients. The building design includes expansive and secured truck courts, high ceilings, state-of-the-art sprinkler systems. Especially important in food handling, the HVAC/ventilation system achieves over three air changes per hour.

More BGE HOME

BGE HOME headquarters just plain ran out of space. This fall, they’ll be expanding into additional office and warehouse space on Tangier Drive. The company, which provides heating and cooling products and services, finds their location near I-95 and Route 40 ideal for servicing business and residential customers throughout the Baltimore region.

Meanwhile, less than a mile away

A 60 x 115 foot outdoor skating rink, more restaurants and outdoor dining, new fountains and fire pits are part of Federal Realty Investment Trust’s multi-million dollar renovation of The Avenue at White Marsh. 

Plus, iFLY indoor sky diving opens this fall.

Can’t wait to see what’s next!

 


 
 

Revised April 6, 2016