Gorbel Inc., one of the nation’s leading crane technology, ergonomic lifting and tether track fall arrest safety system manufacturers, has leased space for its third North American manufacturing facility at FLITE Goodyear, 1300 S. Litchfield Rd. in Goodyear.

“We are very excited to have this national credit tenant at the FLITE property,” says Brian Gleason, SIOR, senior vice president of Colliers International in Greater Phoenix.  “The landlord had begun extensive renovation of this building, including new loading docks and office space, as we prepared to position the facility for the market.  Gorbel® was poised to expand its operations in the West and the synergy of company and project worked well for leasing and move-in within a 90-day period of time.  The speed of this transaction is quite impressive for a company of this magnitude.”

Gleason, Bonnie Halley and Melissa Marks of Colliers International in Greater Phoenix serve as exclusive leasing agents for FLITE Goodyear.  They represented the project owner in the lease negotiations.  John Wurstler of CBRE represented Gorbel®.

Gorbel® leased 50,740 square feet of space in the approximately 76,000-square-foot building at 1300 S. Litchfield Rd.  According to the company, the new plant positions them to increase presence in the western region of the United States and better serve customers in those states.  The Arizona plant is the third North American facility for Gorbel®, in addition to its headquarters in Fishers, NY and manufacturing facility in Pell City, AL.  The company also operates a plant in Tianjin, China. 

The facility, which will be celebrated with a ribbon cutting on July 24, is located within the 95-acre FLITE Goodyear project.  The business park features more than 900,000 square feet of industrial and office space, situated immediately adjacent to the Goodyear Airport.  It is managed by Reliance Management in Phoenix, AZ.