Conveyor belt maker expands in Baltimore area with production facility at Tradepoint Atlantic

A Louisiana-based maker of conveyor belts has expanded in the Baltimore area and opened a new facility at the Tradepoint Atlantic logistics hub in Sparrows Point, the company announced Thursday.

Intralox said it is leasing a build-to-suit, 310,000-square-foot plant, which will expand the company’s U.S. East Coast operations footprint by 70%.


It is the company’s third expansion in the Baltimore area since 2019.

Intralox will lease a 310,000-square-foot plant at Tradepoint Atlantic.

The company needs more space because of strong growth over the past decade in its logistics and material handling business. It will operate an industrial machinery operation at Sparrows Point with a focus on parcel automation equipment for parcel, postal, e-commerce and distribution customers. The factory, which will employ 100 people, will offer more space for inventory and feature a wellness center for employees.


“Another exciting expansion in Baltimore is not only attributed to the global growth in e-commerce and parcel handling but should also be attributed to the hard work and innovation of our people,” said Derek Lester, the Intralox business unit’s manager.

Tradepoint has attracted companies such as Amazon, Under Armour and FedEx, which run distribution centers. Earlier this month, German automaker BMW officially launched an expanded vehicle distribution center at the Sparrows Point center to meet increased demand.

Intralox, based in a suburb of New Orleans, serves customers in food processing, industrial manufacturing, logistics and material handling, and has locations outside the U.S. in the Netherlands, China, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, Japan and India.