Benco Dental Supply Co. filling Tradeport building

Dental supplier almost doubling in size, will add employees.

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Benco Dental Supply Co. will almost double the size of its Southeast distribution center when it moves from Westside Industrial Park to Jacksonville International Tradeport.

Asked about a move to the Tradeport, spokeswoman Rachel  Pugh said by email that Benco Dental leases 70,000 square feet and will move to the 124,000-square-foot building in February.

Dallas-based Jackson-Shaw developed the 124,000-square-foot International 3 building at 13525 International Parkway.

Jackson-Shaw also developed the 54,000-square-foot International 4 building at 13475 International Parkway that will be leased by Ecolab Inc.

Ecolab will be expanding into that building in September. It already leases a building next door.

Benco Dental will relocate from 8291 Forshee Drive, No. 4, in Westside Industrial Park. It has 33 employees and three field-service technicians, four sales representatives and two equipment specialists in the Jacksonville market.

The spokeswoman said Benco Dental expects to add five associates over the next two years.

Pittston, Pennsylvania-based Benco Dental distributes dental supplies and equipment. It is privately held and was established in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen and remains family owned. shows that it operates five distribution centers at its headquarters and in Jacksonville; Dallas; Reno, Nevada; and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

It opened in the Westside Industrial Park in 2002. It initially leased 35,000 square feet of space for its Southeastern Distribution Center and has doubled that.

International 3 and 4 are urban industrial buildings that total 178,000 square feet of what Jackson-Shaw calls state-of-the-art bulk distribution space.

International 3 was built at a construction cost of $4.5 million on 13.36 acres. International 4 was built for $2.3 million on 3.6 acres.

Tyler Newman and Jacob Horsley, directors at Cushman & Wakefield, are the leasing agents for Jackson-Shaw.

Jackson-Shaw owns other warehouse properties at the Tradeport, which is at southwest I-95 and Airport Road.

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