FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, 7 FEBRUARY 2012—Breathing new life into a long vacant building on the main road leading to the terminal at Hancock International Airport, Mohawk Global Logistics has completed its renovations and now occupies the former U.S. Air Reservation Center on airport property.
“We are thrilled Mohawk Global Logistics has moved its corporate headquarters to one of the premier buildings at the airport,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. “We hope the additional space and improvements will allow Mohawk to continue to expand its presence in our region.”
123 Air Cargo Road, which had sat vacant for nine years, now bustles with the activity of Mohawk’s 60 employees. The company currently occupies 60% of the building’s 26,000 square feet and is seeking a tenant for the remaining space.
“Airports continue to grow as centers of economic development, and this is just one example of how an industry like aviation, can foster growth and development outside of the terminal building,” said Aviation Commissioner Christina Reale. “It is not only access to air transportation, but the easy and convenient access to and from major highways, that makes Syracuse Hancock International Airport an ideal location for non-traditional airport growth and development.”
“We are grateful to the city and airport for working with us on this project,” said Mohawk’s President and CEO, Gar Grannell. “It’s exciting to have a space that we can grow into, as we continue to expand and add jobs.”
The newly renovated space boasts an impressive training room, where the company will hold its global trade seminars and other educational events for clients and members of the business community. In support of local businesses, Mohawk partnered with two Central New York-based clients, Meyda Tiffany and Harden Furniture, to accent the building’s interior.
Founded in 1970 and headquartered at Hancock International Airport, Mohawk Global Logistics is a team of transportation and trade compliance specialists. The company has offices in Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Buffalo and Chicago.