THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Dominion Freight Line continues to celebrate growing capacity with six service center open houses in the first half of 2019.
Responding to business growth and client demand, one of the nation’s largest LTL carriers will celebrate the openings of new, relocated or remodeled facilities in Mobile, Alabama; Pompano Beach, Florida; Houston; Otay Mesa, California, Texarkana, Arkansas, and Anaheim, California.
“Our 2018 results confirm that strategically opening new and renovating existing service centers to accommodate customer demand is helping to grow our business,” said Terry Hutchins, vice president of real estate. “We will continue that strategy of searching for new sites to increase capacity and grow our network to continue to deliver premium service that exceeds customers’ expectations.”
Strategically placed and built with best-in-class technology, Hutchins said Old Dominion’s service centers reduce shipping time, increase daily volume and enhance delivery flexibility. Old Dominion’s real estate team strategically selects locations to anticipate future growth and heightened customer demand, he said.
“We search for locations in growing markets where we have access to quality workers to expand our network capacity. Expanding our network allows us to immediately accommodate customer needs and is critical to maintaining our award-winning low claims ratio and guaranteed on-time delivery,” Hutchins said.
The LTL carrier plans to increase service center count and capacity throughout the year. Early 2019 service center open houses include:
- Mobile, Alabama. One of five service centers in the state, the Mobile facility is a 44-door service center recently built to service cities across Alabama and Mississippi. OD will celebrate Mobile’s new service center on March 13.
- Pompano Beach, Florida. To service the growing market in Florida, Old Dominion renovated the Pompano Beach service center. The 42-door facility spans 4.9 acres and will continue offering service to Sunrise, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, Margate, Coral Springs, Davie, Tamarac, Plantation, Wilton Manors, Coconut Creek, Parkland, North Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale and Lighthouse Point, Fla. Pompano Beach’s open house celebration is scheduled for March. 20.
- Houston. Texas has steady growth in its customer base and Old Dominion is continuously adapting with upgraded facilities across the state, Hutchins said. The remodeled Houston service center has 104 doors, spanning 24-acres of land, servicing Houston, Humble, Porter, Crosby, Spring, Woodlands, Cypress, Tomball, Conroe, Brenham, Sheldon, Channelview, Baytown, LaPorte and Pasadena, Texas. This service center is one of 20 across the state. The open house celebration is scheduled for April 11.
- Otay Mesa (San Diego), California. Servicing customers in Otay Mesa, San Diego, San Ysidro, Eastlake, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and into Mexico, this completely renovated and expanded 28-door facility is located in a new market for the company, along the border of Mexico. The new Otay Mesa service center will deliver shipments throughout Southern California and across the border to Old Dominion’s customers in Mexico. This facility is the company’s second service center in San Diego. Otay Mesa will host its open house on April 24.
- Texarkana, Arkansas. Located along state borders, the 36-door service center broadens opportunity to cities across Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. This new service center allows for future growth, including additional doors and employees as customer needs increase. The facility is also unique in that its location offers on-site fueling stations. Texarkana’s open house celebration is scheduled for April 25.
- Anaheim, California. After officially opening its doors in 2018, the 40-door service center recently hired three new employees to accommodate rapid growth. The 38-employee service center delivers across 11 cities in California. Its open house celebration is scheduled for Apr. 25.
In addition to the open houses, Old Dominion’s existing facilities continue to expand in response to growing customer demand. The Hagerstown, Maryland, service center was remodeled with 84-doors in October 2018, hiring 31 new employees to accommodate the growth. This service center will help manage deliveries to Hagerstown, Williamsport, Frederick, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Westminster, Hampstead and Monrovia, Maryland, and Greencastle, Waynesboro and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
For more information about Old Dominion, visit www.odfl.com or call 800-432-6335. On Twitter: @ODFL_Inc and Facebook: Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
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