January 12, 2021
EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov, surrounded by Council Members and Company Executives, announced that National Tree Company is opening a new facility in East Windsor Township, after signing a lease with property owner Dermody Properties to occupy the entire existing 608,442 square foot building at 150 Milford Road. National Tree Company, a national leader in the seasonal décor industry based in New Jersey, will begin to occupy their new East Windsor facility this month.
Mayor Janice S. Mironov said, “East Windsor is excited to welcome National Tree Company, a sixty year family operated company, to a prime Township commercial site, just minutes away from the New Jersey Turnpike and major transportation networks. Their decision to relocate to East Windsor, especially in this difficult financial atmosphere, exhibits a strong confidence in the attractiveness and economic vitality of East Windsor for business. East Windsor also is excited that the National Tree new facility is anticipated to generate up to 150 to 200 new jobs, an exceptionally important plus at a time when local jobs are especially valued.”
National Tree Company, for sixty years, has been a leading importer and wholesaler of artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, holiday decorations and fiber optics products. The company recently has expanded their product line to include a seasonal category featuring decorative pieces for display during all seasons indoor or outdoor and includes items for Easter, Independence Day and Halloween. National Tree Company, which has an e-commerce presence fulfilling orders from its warehouse, sells their products to major retailers including Wayfair, Target, Macy’s, Home Depot and Lowes. This new East Windsor operation is expected to create up to 150 to 200 new jobs.
Mayor Mironov added, “East Windsor has successfully attracted another national company due to our strategic central location, excellent access to transportation, highly skilled workforce and a business friendly hands-on local government environment that responds to the needs of the business community. East Windsor has demonstrated tremendous value to commercial users looking for an unbeatable strategic location minutes off of the NJ Turnpike and major transportation networks as Routes 133, 33 and 130, as well as mid-way between major New York and Philadelphia transport options and markets.”
“This year, we’ve seen consistent uptrends in e-commerce in many areas of the country, and New Jersey is no exception,” said Gene Preston, East Region Partner at Dermody Properties. “We worked collaboratively with East Windsor Township to upgrade and improve the building’s functionality, making it ideal for this customer’s robust operations that will serve its national customer base.”
“This property at 150 Milford Road presented the opportunity for us to consolidate our three smaller New Jersey warehouse locations into one in East Windsor,” said Don Kelley, Chief Executive Officer at National Tree Company. “This is a critical move in allowing us to expand our operations with improved efficiency.”
The existing facility at 150 Milford Road recently was purchased by Dermody Properties, a national private equity real estate investment, development and management company. The 608,443 square foot facility has been enhanced with upgrades to the sprinkler system, new LED warehouse lighting and a repaved truck area, in anticipation of National Tree Company occupying the space commencing this month.