Seefried's Dallas office has been selected by family-owned manufacturer, Fruit of the Earth, Inc., for a 277,200-square-foot cross-dock distribution facility, along with long-time partner, Frapag. The national industrial real estate firm worked with SunTrust Bank for the financing of the build-to-suit, which is an ideal fit for the master-planned industrial park of 3 million square feet. Construction began in May of this year and will be completed in time for the manufacturer's busy season, which begins in November.

"We've had the pleasure of working with Fruit of the Earth multiple times and are excited that this project is coming together so nicely," said Jonathan Stites, senior vice president of Seefried's Texas region. "This expansion is not only a testament to our strong relationship with Fruit of the Earth, but it also reflects that its business is growing because of a stable top tier customer base it serves."

The facility will be used as Fruit of the Earth's primary distribution space. The body and skin care product distributor is moving from Seefried's 90,000-square-foot building at 15000 Grand River Road, which is being marketed for lease for occupancy later this year.