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Main tenant named for former Harley-Davidson site

An internationally-known cereal company has been identified as the tenant planning to occupy York County’s new Eden Road Logistics Center in Springettsbury Township.

Post Consumer Brands, which makes cereals ranging from Raisin Bran and Shredded Wheat to Pebbles and Honey Bunches of Oats, plans to occupy 80 percent of the newly-unveiled 750,000-square-foot distribution center, township officials said.

The company is looking to get a certificate of use and occupancy permit by the start of January and be ready to move in shortly after, Springettsbury Township director of community development Jessica Fieldhouse said Friday.

Post Consumer Brands plans to use the space for storage of dry cereal, she said.

The new Eden Road Logistics Center was dedicated this fall in a ceremony featuring York County leaders and economic development officials.

At the time, officials said they had found a tenant to occupy 600,000 square feet of the building, or roughly 80 percent of possible lease space, but said the tenant asked not to be identified publicly.

Messages left with a Post spokeswoman, Jill Schmidt, in recent weeks were not returned.

The company, based in Lakeville, Minn., employs some 2,800 people in the U.S. and Canada, and represents a 2015 merger of Post Foods and MOM Brands, its webpage states.

The Eden Road Logistics Center, just off Route 30 northeast of York, is housed at the 58-acre former Harley-Davidson West Campus. York-based Stewart & Tate Construction built the new center for NorthPoint Development LLC of Kansas City, which last year purchased the property from the York County Industrial Development Authority for $4.5 million.

October’s dedication of the new center ended a several-year journey to get a new use for the site that began after Harley-Davidson began exploring the possibility of building a new facility elsewhere in the U.S.

Harley stayed and began constructing a new factory, while York County leaders began working to prepare the west campus for a future user.

David O'Connor
Dave O'Connor covers York County, manufacturing, higher education, nonprofits, and workforce development. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at [email protected].

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