WICHITA — Siemens, a diversified international company with a focus on energy, is planning to announce Thursday that it has signed a lease for 74,000 square feet of warehouse space at 1090 E. 37th St. North.
"They have been a fabulous company to do business with," says NAI John T. Arnold Associates president and supervising broker Marlin Penner, who handled the deal with NAI's Tymber Lee.
"We're just thrilled to death to see them have a presence in Wichita," Penner says. "We hope this is a harbinger of more to come."
Siemens is opening a wind power distribution center, which will provide storage, procurement, kitting, refurbishment and distribution of tooling that's needed to install wind turbines nationally.
It also will store, repair and distribute new unit transport framing and hardware that's used to move nacelles, towers and blades around the region.
"With more and more wind projects coming on line in the U.S., we see this new facility in Wichita as a testament to our continued commitment to providing the highest level of service to our customers and to the overall maturation of the U.S. wind industry," Mark Albenze, CEO of Siemens Energy's Wind Power Americas business, said in a statement.
"Much like Siemens' recently announced new wind service facility in Woodward, Oklahoma, the geographic location of the new Wichita distribution center will allow us to address our customers' installation and distribution needs in a cost-effective and timely manner."