The Benefits of a Centralized Location

If you’ve ever spent time in real estate, you know how important location is to success. That same rule applies to several other industries, and ours is no exception.

When we opened STEWART Industries and later expanded our operations to include a Foreign Trade Zone, there was no question that our hometown of Battle Creek, Michigan was the perfect location.


A lot of our clients and partners rely heavily on parts and products that are shipped across the country and around the world. However, once these parts reach the United States, they need to be distributed to manufacturing facilities throughout the nation.

Our centralized location makes our Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) the perfect solution for warehousing and air freight. Simply send your shipments to us, and then use our central location as a hub to ship out to the rest of the states. Since we’re centrally located in the Midwest, you can save money on supply chain routes, as opposed to moving cargo from one end of the country to another.

Plus, our FTZ can store your products or parts without technically importing them onto U.S. soil. Your cargo isn’t counted as an import until it leaves our FTZ. That means instead of waiting for a shipment to come all the way from overseas, you can have it sent to us, where we can store it for you until you’re ready. Then we’ll ship from our centralized location, which cuts your shipment time significantly.


In addition to being located in the middle of the country, STEWART Industries is also positioned within a few minutes of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. This is one of the largest airports in the state of Michigan, and it services flights from all around the world.

Our team can transport your cargo directly from the airport to our FTZ for storage. That means you can ship your parts directly from overseas to our location, so when you need them, they’re right here, waiting for you. Did we mention they’re exempt from duties until they exit our facility? It just keeps getting better.

It’s time to save money by working with an FTZ that’s designed to help you. Get in touch with our team today. We’d love to talk.

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