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Rendering of new CSTK facility

Rendering of new CSTK facility

CSTK Inc., a distributor of Thermo King equipment and other truck products, will consolidate its St. Louis operation at a new facility on Carrie Avenue.

Construction is underway on the 56,000-square-foot building at 420 Carrie Avenue. CSTK will lease the building from Green Street Properties, which has spent years redeveloping the area near North Broadway and Interstate 70.

CSTK will lease the Carrie Avenue building from Green Street and hopes to move in early next year.

Consolidated at the $12 million facility will be CSTK's current truck-parts and service operation at 2900 Chouteau Avenue and a warehouse at 3400 Morganford Road. CSTK, based in Overland Park, Kan., employs about 50 people in St. Louis and plans to hire more. Theresa Davinroy, a company spokeswoman, said today a new tenant has likely been found for the building on Chouteau.

The 16-acre Carrie Avenue site also will house CSTK subsidiary Kahn Truck Equipment, a custom mechanic and service truck provider.

CSTK’s new St. Louis location will have 16 service bays—double the number at the Chouteau facility—space for 150 trailers, rail yard access and a classroom for employee and customer training events.

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Tim Bryant is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.