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Old Dominion Freight Line announced it had opened an eight-door service center on a five-acre site in Superior, Wisc., the third in the month of July.
The new service center is the company’s 218th in its nationwide network. The Duluth Service Center provides the less-than-truckload carrier with access to rail heads and major roadways, including Interstate 35 and U.S. Highways 2 and 53.
“Duluth is the gateway to the northern mining industry,” said Kenneth Coleman, the terminal’s manager. “With this new location, Old Dominion will complete its expansion for Minnesota,” he added. “The service center is a doorway to the rail service and major ports in the Great Lakes area and will be a complete solution center for direct service to points nationally and globally.”
Earlier in the month, Old Dominion opened a 24-door terminal in a refurbished building on a three-acre site in Pensacola, Fla. The company said the service center will allow the company to reduce its service times for customers in the region.
“Without a physical presence in Pensacola, Old Dominion was limited in our flexibility to service customers’ needs. But, by being in the heart of the market, we can now offer earlier deliveries and better respond to our customers, helping them keep their promises for their customers,” said Jason “Drew” Glass, the service center’s manager.
On the West Coast, Old Dominion opened a 64-door facility in Orange, Calif. to serve increased freight traffic in southern California. The new terminal, built on four acres, is strategically located to railroad heads, ports and highways, including Interstate 5 and California Highways 22, 55, 57 and 91.
“The new service center will also reduce the drive miles to and from Long Beach and Los Angeles, which are currently servicing the Orange County area,” said Ricardo Garcia, the facility’s manager.
These additions are part of a $90-$120 million investment Old Dominion is committing to real estate purchases and expansion projects in 2012.