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Marnell breaks ground on McCarran cargo center

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A rendering of the new air cargo center that Marnell Properties broke ground on during a Nov. 9 ceremony at McCarran International Airport.

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Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid speaks Monday before the groundbreaking of the Marnell Air Cargo Center at McCarran International Airport. The center, located on 19.15 acres of land, will house freight operations for FedEx, UPS and other companies. Launch slideshow »

A Las Vegas real estate development company broke ground today on an expansion project at McCarran International Airport.

During the Marnell Properties ceremony, ground was broken on the Marnell Air Cargo Center, which will include two, single-story buildings that will house freight and mailing operations for the airport. The $29 million freight center will house the operations of FedEX, UPS and Southwest Airlines' freight operations, among other companies.

Plans for the center were started about two years ago, Marnell President Brad Schnepf said.

“In projects of this type, timing is everything,” he said. “The schedule was driven by expansion of the airport.”

Schnepf said the center will be a newer, more efficient space than the current freight location at McCarran.

The center will be located on 19.15 acres next to the airport’s Terminal 3 project, a 14-gate facility off Russell Road set to open in 2012.

A 78,936-square-foot building will house FedEx. That building will be 30-feet tall and will have 12 loading docks. The second building, which is 121,992 square feet, will house other companies, such as Worldwide Flight Services and others.

Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid said the project is an example of the development and growth the county needs during the economic downturn.

“We have an economy that none of us want and an economy that needs to provide more jobs for its people and do more things,” Reid said. “I’m happy to … point this out as an example of what we need to do more of.”

The center is expected to be completed in July 2010 and be operational by the end of next year. The project was funded by a loan from Mutual of Omaha.

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