The city issued a foundation permit Sept. 11 for an expansion to Loctek Ergonomic at 2983 Faye Road at a construction cost of $137,873.
The city also is reviewing a permit for construction of the expansion at almost $5.4 million.
ARCO Design/Build is the contractor for the 116,640-square-foot expansion to the existing 234,000-square-foot Loctek warehouse in NorthPoint Industrial Park in North Jacksonville.
The project creates a 350,640-square-foot center.
The warehouse is an e-commerce fulfillment center for Loctek Ergonomic, which makes work furniture focused on wellness and productivity
Loctek makes sit-stand height-adjustable workstations; monitor mounts; desk bikes; mobile carts with TV, DVD and camera shelves; space management mounts; ergonomic office chairs; and health and fitness accessories.
It paid $15.9 million on Jan. 20, 2023, for the North Jacksonville property, where Pattillo Industrial Real Estate had developed the first phase of the warehouse for Loctek.
The 74.85-acre site is east of the GE Appliances Warehouse near the JaxPort Blount Island Marine Terminal. It is between New Berlin Road and Alta Drive.
Livermore, California-based Loctek acquired the property through 6075 Lance LLC.
The city issued a permit March 15, 2022, for ARCO to build the 234,000-square-foot first phase of the warehouse.
The city issued a site-clearing permit in October 2021 for the 47.9-acre site and a permit in December 2021 for ARCO to construct the foundation.
As the NorthPoint warehouse was built, Loctek leased a 102,409-square-foot building at 1350 Tradeport Drive in Jacksonville International Tradeport in North Jacksonville.
Loctek Inc. Development Manager Lori Wu said in a February 2021 email that the company occupied the Tradeport structure as it built at the Faye Road site.
It was expanding “for e-commerce fulfillment purposes to utilize the Jacksonville ocean port,” Wu said.
Wu said Loctek had 10-15 employees at the Tradeport warehouse and would have 20-30 at Faye Road.
Loctek’s U.S. headquarters is in Livermore, California. Loctek Ergonomic Technology Corp. is based in China.
Loctek operates factories in China and Vietnam and distribution centers in Livermore, California, which is near San Francisco, and in Memphis, Tennessee, and Houston.