Electronics ‘geeks’ flock to Kentucky

Repairs operation will accommodate hundreds of employees

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ProLogis today announced it has leased approximately 165,000 square feet of space in Kentucky to Best Buy, one of the nation's largest retailers of consumer electronics and other products. The value of the transaction was not disclosed. Best Buy's Geek Squad subsidiary will lease the space at ProLogis Park 65, a newly opened industrial park located near Louisville International Airport. The facility, to be called "Geek Squad City," will support the work of approximately 500 employees who repair damaged PCs and laptops from customers nationwide. "We're gratified that Best Buy has chosen to work with ProLogis to meet its unique needs in Kentucky," said Doug Kiersey, ProLogis senior vice president. "The opening of ProLogis Park 65 last year further extended our position as the largest provider of industrial distribution space in the emergent Louisville market. As a result of this transaction, our initial facility at the park is now more than 80 percent leased, and we look forward to ad...