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Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. today opened a new service center in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in response to significant growth in the region. The company plans to immediately hire 14 employees to support the new facility and expects to make 10 additional hires by September 2012.
Construction of the service center is part of a $100-120 million investment that Old Dominion is committing to real estate purchases and expansion projects in 2011. The Altoona Service Center will enhance the company’s existing network of six additional service centers in Pennsylvania, where trucks move more than 1.2 million tons of freight each business day.
“Altoona’s location in central Pennsylvania along the Interstate 99 corridor – and in close proximity to Interstate 70 and Interstate 80 – will allow us to provide direct, next-day service to many locations that previously required a two-day shipping window,” said Bob Rice, service center manager at the Old Dominion Altoona Service Center. “The service center will allow us to continue growth in Pennsylvania, enabling us to provide our customers with more shipping options.”
Old Dominion constructed the 40-door facility, located on an eight-acre site at 147 Theater Drive in Duncansville. To start operations, the company will employ 16 to provide service to nearly 75 cities in a 50-mile radius surrounding Altoona. For more information about Old Dominion, including a list of available positions at the new service center, visit www.odfl.com or call (800) 432-6335.
About Old Dominion Freight Line
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) is a national less-than-truckload motor carrier providing one-to-five day service among six regions in the United States and next-day and second-day service within these regions. Through its four product groups, OD-Domestic, OD-Expedited, OD-Global, and OD-Technology, the Company offers an array of innovative products and services that provide direct service to 48 states within the Southeast, Gulf Coast, Northeast, Midwest, Central, and West regions of the country. In addition to domestic less-than-truckload services, the Company offers assembly and distribution services as well as LCL and FCL delivery services to and from all of North America, Central America, South America, and the Far East. The Company also offers a broad range of expedited and logistical services for both its domestic and global markets, and for more than 75 years, Old Dominion has been helping the world keep promises. More information can be found at www.odfl.com.