Con-way Freight recently announced the grand opening of its newest service center in Joliet, IL. The company said the facility will serve as the local hub from which the company will provide daily commercial freight pickup and delivery services throughout the greater Joliet region, connecting local businesses with their customers throughout the Chicagoland area, Illinois and North America.
According to the company, the $12 million, 41,600-square-foot freight facility has more than 70 employees in jobs such as driver sales representatives, operations support, sales, customer service and administration. “The new service center, which provides capacity for growth and increased operating efficiencies, also will support over time a nearly doubling of the local workforce, creating dozens of additional jobs for the community,” the company said.
“This is a significant milestone for Con-way Freight that reinforces our nearly two decades of growth, and investing to provide local businesses with superior freight services that deliver value and competitive advantage,” said David Burk, director of operations for the Chicago region. “The expanded capacity will help us continue to effectively serve the community, while enabling us to grow with our customers and provide the fastest and most reliable service in the industry.”
The new center provides 80 dock doors and the capacity to move in excess of 1.6 million pounds of freight per day, doubling the ability of the previous facility, the company said. In addition, the new facility boasts 6,500 sq. ft. of office space and an on-site fueling island.
“We are thrilled to welcome Con-way Freight’s expanded operations to Joliet,” said Joliet mayor Tom Giarrante. “We look forward to the increased presence of one of the nation’s premier trucking companies in our community, and we thank Con-way for its efforts to support growth in Joliet and the vitality of our local, regional and state economies.”