Philips to operate from new Los Angeles/March GlobalPort
'''The Metamorphosis of California's March Air Force Base into an air cargo and logistics center has been completed two-and-a-half months ahead of schedules.
''''The Greater Los Angeles/March GlobalPort opens Thursday. It's first tenant, Philips Consumer Electronics North America begin operating from a 225,000-square-foot warehouse, which will serve as the giant electronics manufacturer's U.S. western regional distribution center.
''''The warehouse has 4,500 square feet of office space and 32 dock doors; it sits on 14 acres adjacent to GlobalPort's 13,300-foot aircraft runway.
''''Philips' facility will be operated by Cerritos Terminal Services, a division of EPT Logistics, a third-party logistics provider with more than 4 million square feet of warehouse space in Ohio, Texas and California.
''''The 350-acre GlobalPort is a public-private partnership. Representatives said the warehouse project represents the largest new commercial construction development on a former military property since the government's aggressive base closure program began in the 1980s.