Thomasville, N.C.—July 3, 2012—Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. opened new service centers in Florida and California to accommodate its business growth.
The new additions are part of a $90 to $120 million investment Old Dominion is committing to real estate purchases and expansion projects nationwide in 2012. Already this year, the company opened service centers in Duluth, Minn.; Orange, Calif.; and Benson, Minn. It also expanded its presence in Corpus Christi, Texas and Erie, Pa. in addition to opening new drayage facilities in Oakland, Calif. and Seattle.
The 24-door terminal Pensacola, Fla. service center brings the company closer to its customers along the Florida panhandle and in eastern Alabama; and will allow the company to reduce its service times for customers in the region. From the new Pensacola Service Center, Old Dominion will serve gulf cities in Alabama and Florida including Gulf Shores in Alabama; and Gulf Breeze, Destin; and Fort Walton Beach in Florida.
“This new service center brings us closer to our customers,” said Jason “Drew” Glass, Manager of the Pensacola, Fla. service center. “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.”
The Orange, Calif. 64-door service center will serve increased freight traffic in southern California. Built on four acres at 640 W. Taft St. in Orange, the new terminal is strategically located to railroad heads, ports and highways, including Interstate 5 and California Highways 22, 55, 57 and 91.
“The Orange terminal is centrally located to our primary customer base, thereby increasing efficiency and productivity and providing an opportunity for continued growth in Orange County,” said Bob Foote, Vice President for the Western region, Old Dominion. “Our new Orange service center was designed to bring us closer to our customers and provide faster response times for their shipping needs. The new facility will also alleviate congestion at our locations in Los Angeles and Long Beach.”
The Orange facility is the company’s 218th in its nationwide network of service centers. Remodeled from an existing facility the company purchased for planned growth in Southern California, the new terminal will employ roughly 60 people and provide service to more than a dozen area cities, including Fullerton, Irvine, Laguna Beach and San Clemente.
“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, Manager of the Orange, Calif. service center. “Having a new, modern terminal located closer to our customers will reduce fuel consumption and better help them keep their promises to their customers.”