FOND DU LAC, Wis., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) trucking company and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the grand opening of its newest, state-of-the art service center in Fond du Lac. The facility will serve as the local hub from which the company will provide daily freight pickup and delivery services for businesses throughout the greater Fond du Lac metropolitan region and surrounding communities.
Located at 1674 Fox Ridge Drive, the $8 million, 47,000-sq. ft. freight facility has more than 100 employees in jobs such as driver sales representatives, operations support, sales, customer service and administration. The service center also provides additional capacity and operating efficiencies as it allows for the consolidation of smaller service center facilities previously located in Fond du Lac, Sheboygan and Neenah into a larger, more cost-effective single facility. The opening of the new center has created nearly 60 additional jobs for the community.
"This is a significant investment for Con-way Freight that reinforces our commitment to providing Wisconsin businesses with superior freight service for more than 30 years," said John McCutcheon, director of operations, Milwaukee region, for Con-way Freight. "The increased capacity and additional jobs here in Fond du Lac will help us better serve the needs of the community, while enabling us to grow with our customers and continue delivering the industry's fastest, most reliable and consistent quality service."
The new center opens with 96 dock doors and can be expanded over time to 120 as business grows. It provides the company with the capacity to move in excess of 1.6 million pounds of freight per day. In addition, the new facility boasts 6,550 square feet of office space and on-site fueling for its trucks.
With the expanded operation, Con-way Freight has increased its local service resources in Fond du Lac from 18 to 50 truck/tractors and from 65 to 160 freight trailers.
"We are thrilled to welcome Con-way Freight and its expanded operations to Fond du Lac," said Sam Meyer, president, Fond du Lac City Council. "We look forward to a long and rewarding collaboration with one of the nation's premier trucking companies and we thank them for their efforts to support growth in our community and the vitality of our local, regional and state economies."
"Con-way Freight's location in Fox Ridge Business Park adds another stellar company to the county's economic base," said Allen Buechel, Fond du Lac county executive. "Fond du Lac continues to be a place for premier companies like Con-way and we welcome them to our community."
"It was a pleasure working with Con-way from the earliest stages of the site search," stated Steve Jenkins, president of the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation. "Con-way Freight's location in Fond du Lac is a testament to our strategic location and will be an asset to Fond du Lac County businesses."
Con-way Freight serves more than 1,500 businesses in the greater Fond du Lac metropolitan area and surrounding communities. Nationwide, the company operates a fleet of 9,200 truck-tractors and 25,000 freight trailers. The company provides some of the fastest, most reliable and claims-free on-time service over the longest market lanes of any trucking company in the state. From Fond du Lac, next-day delivery is provided for all of Wisconsin, west to Sioux Falls, S.D., east to Cleveland, Ohio and south to Louisville, Ky. The company also provides direct service into Canada through the Windsor, Ontario border gateway. Second-day service extends west into Denver, Colo., east to Boston, Mass., and south to New Orleans, La.
Key partners in the expansion project included the developer, Setzer Properties LLC; general contractor, Design Structures LLC; civil engineer, Kory D Anders of General Engineering Company and architect, Bill Thomas Designs.
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About Con-way Freight
Con-way Freight is the industry's leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional and transcontinental service with exception-free delivery, on-time service performance and faster transit times through a single, unified network of 425 operating locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Con-way Freight offers LTL freight transportation across North America and through Global LTLTM delivery in the United States from around the world. Global solutions include international less-than-container load (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia through its OceanGuaranteed® service; direct service to more than 30 Bahamian and Caribbean ports through TropicalDirectSM; and domestic offshore transportation to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight is a certified FAST highway carrier and is C-TPAT/PIP-, ACE- and CSA-certified.
Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company based in Ann Arbor, Mich. For more information, visit www.con-way.com/en/freight.
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