Dock High Warehouse for Sale - Houston Metro

Last Updated March 11, 2023

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  • An overview of dock-high warehousing.
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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for sale in the Houston Metro. Our Houston Metro affiliate broker has extensive experience with Dock High Warehouse, having leased and sold existing properties and worked with developers on build-to-suit spaces for lease. These spaces come in many shapes and sizes, and we've performed a search for this article that covers small- to medium-sized spaced for sale in the Houston Metro. That survey/search is summarized in this article. We are ready, willing, and able to conduct a comprehensive search for Dock High Warehouse for sale in the Houston Metro and meeting your specific requirements. Read on for more detail about the characteristics of Dock High Warehouse, as well as the results of our search for this article.

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The height of dock-high loading trucks varies between 1.22 and 1.32 meters. That's why many distribution warehouses use dock-high loading docks to match the site's elevation with the truck's height.

If you are looking for a property to serve as a distribution warehouse in Houston, it is best to choose from those with dock-high loading docks.

The most convenient areas to find distribution warehouses are Northeast Houston and Denver Harbor, reasonably close to downtown, Washington Ave/Memorial Park to the west of the city, and the Meadows Place and Missouri City area, two southwest Houston suburbs with large industrial estate properties.

Photo of a large dock-high loading facility.This is actually a pretty loaded question (pun intended if you like). At a very basic level, Dock-High docks are used to simplify getting "stuff" into and out of a building - generally from or to a truck trailer ... or train car. One of our more popular articles provides a definition of Dock-High loading. The main alternative is grade-level building access - i.e. being able to drive into a building so that the "stuff" you work with can be lifted from and onto whatever you are using to transport your "stuff." "Stuff" can mean anything from raw materials to finished goods, supplies, tools, tooling, etc., etc.. Size and weight are big factors in deciding which of these two methods of moving "stuff" into and out of your building is used - with bigger and heavier stuff tending to be grade-level, and lighter and smaller tending to be dock-high. There is also the issue of whether the stuff you are transferring needs to be well protected from the elements including during the loading and unloading process. There are always exceptions, and much is likely being left out. Docks are seen attached to many types of buildings - manufacturing, R&D, Distribution, Storage, etc. The measure of how many docks you need is tied directly to how much "stuff" you need to move into and out of your building/space in a given time period (also a complex calculation). That's a fairly simple, conceptual discussion of Dock-High dock uses. Also, now that we've compared and contrasted dock-high vs. grade-loading, note in the above photo that most (nearly all?) buildings need to have a bit of grade loading in any case. Read on for some discussion of more detailed issues surrounding Dock-High docks.

Since docks and loading/unloading is an important issue, we have several articles on the topic. Aside from the links in the section above, we have Warehouse Loading Types, Dock-Well - Picture with Definition, Side-Load Dock Well - Picture with Definition, Dock-High Loading - Convert an Existing FacilityExterior Elevated Dock - Picture with Definition and Dock-Leveler - Picture with Definition. The above are all links. If you have an interest, bon app├ętit. We'll likely be adding other articles on issues like Environmental Control during loading and unloading, Fork Lifts, etc., and we'll do our best to update this as pertinent items are added to the site. We spend a good deal of time on this and related content, and expect to continue to do so.

Dock-High is really an aspect, or feature of a warehouse. It's quite common, and we chose it as the primary aspect for which you might be searching. There are other ways to search for this type of property or space. A few of these are listed below:

  • Cross-Dock Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Distribution Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Fulfillment Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Pick, Pack and Ship Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Package Handling Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale

There are many more options for searching for this type of property/space. There are also a number of issues we can help you with that are not mentioned elsewhere - things like:

  • Free Trade Zone Access (FTZ)
  • Shipping Ports
  • Airport Hubs
  • Dock-High
  • Dock-Well
  • Rail Service
  • Etc.

There are a number of cities included in the Houston Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Houston, Pasadena, Pearland, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, League City, Conroe, Baytown, Missouri City, & Galveston.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our Houston Metro Area home page. You can navigate directly to the link on your Metro Home Page using the In-Page link for "Service Area Summary." This list includes all of the Cities and Towns of which we are aware in the Metro Area. Each City and Town listed is also a link to detailed statistics about that specific place drawn from various Census Bureau reports.

When a client asks us to help them search for a property to meet their needs for a Dock High Warehouse for Sale in Houston, we go to the best listing services and to our fellow Commercial Real Estate brokers to pull together all the information available for properties meeting the stated client requirements. We validate the information to be provided - likely by talking directly with the selling or leasing brokers - and then help our clients go through this information to help them select the best fit properties, from which the client would select properties they wish to tour. We are posting an abbreviated version of a search we've either performed for another client, or one we've performed particularly for this article. We call the information provided in this article a "Survey," and we'd love to turn this survey into a full set of search results based upon your requirements! If you don't see a survey in the next section, it just means we haven't gotten around to it yet. If you need this type of property, please do let us know and we'll contact you to get started. The search we perform for you will include most or all categories you see here, plus information about pricing, other expenses, availability, and anything we can find regarding other requirements you provide for your use case. We would provide all of this, along with any available flyers, photos, and detailed information regarding each property.

This standard brokerage service is provided at no cost to you as it is ordinarily included in the transaction and paid for by the seller or landlord.

Survey Item 1 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
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Port of Houston
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Sugar Land Regional Airport
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William P Hobby Airport
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George Bush Intercontinental Airport
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Tencon Industries Rail Lines
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Interstate 10
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Grand Pkwy
Property Descriptions
Office Square Feet
Actual: 3000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 43200
Property Feature Keywords
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Crane Served
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Grade Level Access
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Dock Loading
Further Description * 43,200 SF Building Size
* 10.78 AC Lot Size
* Built 2022
* 1 Story
* 3,000 SF Office
* 24' Clear Height
* 120' Truck Court
* Outside Storage
* 20-ton Crane Ready
* ESFR Sprinkler System
* 48'x60' Column Spacing
* Reinforced Concrete Constructed
* 8 (9'x10')Dock-High Doors/Loading
* Amp: 600 Volt: 280 Phase: 3 Power Supply

This industrial facility was constructed just last year and has a total floor area of 43,200 SF on a 10.78 AC lot which consists of 11 warehouses with tilt-wall construction. Buildings 1 through 8 vary from 13,500 to 24,000 square feet and each is situated on 1- to 1.6-acre lots. It is a dock-high warehouse in shell condition with a clear height of 24', ESFR sprinkler systems, 400-amp electrical service, 120-foot truck court, a ramp with 12' X 14' drive-in door, and 9' X 10' loading docks. Building 9 to 11 are grade-level warehouses in shell condition on quarter- to half-acre lots with 18' clear height, 2 drive-in doors and 200-amp power.

Survey Item 2 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease , Purchase
Location Keywords
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I-10
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Katy
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 25
Total Square Feet
Minimum: 9000
Maximum: 22000
Actual: 30000
Property Feature Keywords
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Heavy Power
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Crane Served
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Grade Level Access
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Dock Loading
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Multi-Tenant
Further Description * 30,000 SF Building Size
* 3.50 AC Lot Size
* Built 1977 / Renovated 2010
* Steel Construction
* 5 new AC Units
* 25' Clear Height
* 5 Drive In Bays
* 1 Exterior Dock Door
* 25 Standard Parking Spaces
* Power Supply Amps: 2,000 Volts: 480 Phase: 3

This metal building was built in 1977 on an ~ 3 acres site and renovated in 2010. The complex has 1 external dock and 5 drive-in doors and is equipped with heavy - 2000A/480V/3 Phase - power. Columns/supports on 35' centers with a ceiling height of 25 feet.

Survey Item 3 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
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Port Freeport
Property Descriptions
Office Square Feet
Actual: 4804
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 28
Total Square Feet
Actual: 19894
Price in $
Actual: 3180000
Property Feature Keywords
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Grade Level Access
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Yard
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Dock Loading
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A/C Warehouse
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Single Tenant
Further Description * $3,180,000
* $160 Price Per SF
* 19,894 SF Building Area
* 4,804 SF Office Area
* 2.37 AC Lot Size
* 1 Storey
* Built 2014
* Class B Building
* Single Tenancy
* 28' Clear Height
* 1.56/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 2 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 24-Hour Access
* Fenced Lot
* Signage
* Yard
* Air Conditioning

This industrial structure, which was constructed in 2014, has a building size of 19.894 square feet on a 2.37 acres plot of land. It has 28 feet clear ceiling height, insulated ceiling deck, sprinklered, T-5 lighting, two 10' X 10' dock-high doors, and two 10' X 14' grade-level doors with single occupancy. Also includes an 8,200 SF fenced yard, secured via a lockable rolling gate, and has 29 standards with 2 handicapped parking spaces.

Survey Item 4 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease , Purchase
Location Keywords
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Moline Street
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Chaffin Street
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Midvale Street
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 15
Maximum: 20
Office Square Feet
Actual: 4460
Total Square Feet
Actual: 21250
Price in $
Actual: 2370000
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Freestanding
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Crane Served
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Yard
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Dock Loading
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A/C Warehouse
Further Description * $2,370,000
* Price Per SF $112
* Sale to Owner User
* Built 2011
* 3.5+ Acres / 21,250 SF
* Class B Building
* Fenced Lot
* 1.88/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* Storage Space
* City Water
* City Sewer
* Single tenancy
* Can be Subdivided
* Flood zone is X - Unshaded
* Jib Crane and Car Lift

The facility consists of 3 metal buildings with a total area of 21,250 square feet standing on 3.5+ Acres and has a well-paved yard for parking in several places on the property that provides easy access to heavy trucks and equipment. Includes 4,460 SF of office space and 16,790 SF of warehouse space with approximate 15 feet to 20 feet clear heights, Phase 3 Power and a total of 9 cross-section doors, 2 dock level doors. Also, served with Jib Crane, Car Lift and Overhead Doors.

Survey Item 5 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
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W Cedar Bayou Lynchburg Rd
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John Martin Rd
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I-10
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Ellington Field Airport
Property Descriptions
Office Square Feet
Actual: 4000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 16850
Price in $
Actual: 220000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
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A/C Warehouse
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Single Tenant
Further Description * $2,200,000
* $131 Price Per SF
* 16,850 SF Building Area
* 4,000 SF Office Space
* 2.48 AC Lot Size
* 2 Stories
* Built 1992 / Renovated 018
* Sale - Owner User
* Single Tenancy
* Class B Building
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* Fenced Yard
* Air Conditioning
* 10-ton Overheard Crane with 20' Hook Height

This industrial facility is situated on a 2.48-acre plot and has a building size of 16,850 SF. It is a two-stories class B structure with a single tenant that was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2018. Feature one dock-high door, 480V - 3 Phase power, 10-ton OH crane with 20' hook height, 5-50 feet bays, 6 pass-through roll-up doors and a 4000 SF office space.

Survey Item 6 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Port of Houston
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Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Keyword Selection
Ellington Field Airport
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William P. Hobby Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 30
Total Square Feet
Actual: 24175
Price in $
Actual: 3800000
Property Feature Keywords
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Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
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Single Tenant
Further Description * $3,800,000
* $157 Price Per SF
* 24,175 SF Building Area
* 2.00 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 2015
* Sale- Owner User
* Single Tenancy
* Class B Building
* 30' Clear Height
* 20-ton Crane Ready with Rails
* 3 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 0.58/1,000 SF Parking Ratio

This industrial building has one tenancy with an area of 24,175 SF on 2 acres of land. It was built in 2015 and is a one-story Class B building. This structure includes three grade-level entrances, two dock-high doors, a 30' clear height, a 20-ton crane ready with rails and two dock wells.

Survey Item 7 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
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between Beltway 8 & 610 Loop
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Hwy 90
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SW Houston
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 14
Maximum: 16
Office Square Feet
Actual: 4820
Total Square Feet
Actual: 38253
Price in $
Actual: 2100000
Property Feature Keywords
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Heavy Power
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Grade Level Access
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Dock Loading
Further Description * $2,100,000
* 38,253 SF / 1.44 Acre Lot Size
* Class C Building
* Sale - Owner User
* 1 Story
* Built 1968
* Metal and Masonry Construction
* Building 1 - 22,977 sf/metal
* Building 2 - 15,276 sf/masonry
* 3 Phase Heavy Power

This 38,253 SF industrial facility consists of two buildings that sit on a 1.44 AC of land. Building 1 has an area of 22,977 SF with a metal structure while building 2 is masonry constructed with a size of 15,276 SF. Features 14' to 16' clear height, 3 Phase heavy power, 2 grade-lever, 1-ramp, 1 dock-high loading and also includes 4,820 SF office space.

Survey Item 8 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Port of Houston
Keyword Selection
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Keyword Selection
Ellington Field Airport
Keyword Selection
William P. Hobby Airport
Keyword Selection
I-45 South
Property Descriptions
Office Square Feet
Actual: 2300
Total Square Feet
Actual: 7168
Price in $
Actual: 850000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
A/C Warehouse
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Single Tenant
Further Description * $850,000
* $119 Price Per SF
* 7,168 SF Building Area
* 2,300 SF Office Space
* 2,600 Warehouse Area
* 0.69 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1980
* Sale - Investment or Owner User
* Single Tenancy
* Class B Building
* 3 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 2.09/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 24 Hour Access
* Yard
* Fluorescent Lighting
* Air Conditioning
* Fenced Lot
* Storage Space

This class B industrial building is approx. 2,300 SF office spaces and 2,600 SF warehouse area on a 0.69-acre lot with a single tenancy that was constructed in 1980. It has 2 dock-high bay doors, 1 well dock bay door and a fully fenced/gated yard.

Survey Item 9 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Keyword Selection
Port of Houston
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William P. Hobby Airport
Keyword Selection
Ellington Field Airport
Keyword Selection
Fairmont Parkway
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Hwy 146
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 24
Office Square Feet
Actual: 21000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 28356
Price in $
Actual: 3900000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Heavy Power
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Further Description * $3,900,000
* $138 Price Per SF
* 28,356 SF Building Area
* 21,000 SF Office Area
* 7,356 SF Warehouse Area
* 1.14 AC Lot Size
* 2 Stories
* Built 2000
* Sale - Owner User
* Single Tenancy
* Class B Building
* 2 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 2 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 24' Clear Height
* 1.87/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* Heavy Power

A two-stories class B industrial building with a 28,356 SF floor area that was built in 2000 on a 1.14-acre site. Features single tenancy, a 24' clear height, two dock-high entrances, two grade-level doors with a ramp and a 16,241 SF of two stories office space.

Survey Item 10 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Loop 610
Keyword Selection
I-110
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 20
Office Square Feet
Actual: 3200
Total Square Feet
Actual: 16875
Price in $
Actual: 3800000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Single Tenant
Further Description * $3,800,000
* $225 Price Per SF
* 16,875 SF Building Area
* 3200 SF Modular Office Space
* 2.67 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 2000
* Sale - Investment or Owner User
* Single Tenancy
* Class C Building
* 6 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 20' Clear Height
* Fenced Lot

This industrial structure has a single tenancy and an area of 16,875 SF on 2.67 acres of land. 20 feet clear height, one dock-high entrance, and six 25x16 grade-level automatic overhead doors are among the features one-story class C building. Also includes a covered wash rack with a pit trap. of 3200 SF modular office space.

Survey Item 11 of 11 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Purchase
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 20
Maximum: 28
Office Square Feet
Actual: 3000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 86185
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Sprinklered
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Crane Served
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Further Description * 86,185 SF Building Size
* 5.49 AC Lot Size
* Built 1980
* Crane Served
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* Metal Constructed
* Wet Sprinkler System
* I Zoning
* Amps: 1,000 Volts: 480 Phase: 3 Wire: 4 Power Supply

An 86,185 SF industrial facility consisting of two buildings made of metal is situated on a 5.49 AC lot that was erected in the year 1980 with abundant fenced outside storage. Both buildings have high-end crane railings with an over-top, double girdle crane system adding additional hook height. Installed with a three-phase, four-wire, 480 Volts, 1,000 Amps power supply, and a wet sprinkler system. The large building has a clear height of 20' and a 5-ton crane with a 20' hook height spanning the entire building. While the smaller building includes 3,000 SF of dedicated office space, 28' clear height, a 5-ton crane with 20' hook height, and seven 18' automatic OH doors.

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