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Saying it was responding to growing business in the region and to improve service to current customers, Southeastern Freight Lines opened a 28-door facility in Lafayette, La.
The new facility will provide improved morning delivery performance and decreased travel time between service centers and Southeastern customers, the company said. The service center will primarily serve the Lafayette and Alexandria areas.
In the past year, Southeastern has seen an 8-10 percent increase in shipments in Lafayette. “We are excited to better serve the local market by adding this service center in Lafayette,” said Scott Slagle, Lafayette Service Center Manager. Slagle has been with Southeastern for more than 18 years in Florida, Texas and now Louisiana.
Customers in the area were previously served through the Baton Rouge and Lake Charles service centers. “At Southeastern, we are proud of our 99 percent on-time delivery and this service center allows us to continue rapid growth without compromising customer service to our valued Lafayette and Alexandria customers,” said Mike Moss, regional vice president of operations for Southeastern.
The Lafayette Service Center will employ 30 individuals, including 26 new hires from the Lafayette community.