Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has added new service centers in Benicia, California, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania., and Kenosha, Wisconsin. The company also relocated and/or expanded three more facilities in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Milford, Connecticut. and Warren, Ohio.
In the past 10 years, OD has spent $1.7 billion in expanding its service center network equating to a 50 percent increase in door count during that period, according to a statement from the company.
Old Dominion opened the 20-door Benicia facility to expand coverage in-between its San Francisco and Sacramento service centers. The new facility will allow Old Dominion to better service its wine country customers in Napa, Sonoma, and the surrounding area, eliminating three major daily bridge crossings for trucks coming from the San Francisco area.
The 55-door Phoenixville facility opened in response to rapidly growing freight volume across Pennsylvania. The service center covers an area between its Philadelphia facility and other OD service centers in the middle of the state. Its 40-mile service area is expected to grow, and its prime location between major Pennsylvania Routes 76, 422, and 100 – as well as its extra land with space for 30 more doors – positions it well to handle increasing customer demand.
Old Dominion opened the 103-door Kenosha facility as southeastern Wisconsin saw major business growth. The company said it needed a facility closer to its growing number of distribution, manufacturing, packing, and pharmaceutical companies. The center’s location is just two miles from Interstate 94, and its available space for an additional 51 doors will allow it to grow alongside the burgeoning business community.
The three other relocated and/or expanded service centers include:
Colorado Springs: Old Dominion’s third Colorado service center covers the mountainous region south of Denver. The facility’s proximity to I-25 allows drivers quick and easy access to the area’s numerous manufacturers. The location is primed for growth with plenty of room to expand – up to 22 additional doors, according to the company.
Milford: This facility allows Old Dominion to offer service to customers along coastal Connecticut, covering additional areas including New Haven, Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Greenwich. The service center, near I-95, has 49 doors across more than six acres of land.
Warren: This newly expanded facility – increased from two acres to 15 acres – allows it to grow its Youngstown/eastern Ohio customer base and add service for western Pennsylvania shippers. The 60-door facility has room for an additional 24 doors in the future, and its location near the Ohio Turnpike and SR 76 allows for convenient access to customers’ locations, OD said.
“Our record-breaking first and second quarters demonstrate that freight demand is at unprecedented levels. We expect the growth to continue as the economy rebounds, so it’s important we continue to invest in capacity,” said Chip Overbey, senior vice president of strategic development at Old Dominion. “With our six new and upgraded facilities, we’re targeting some of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S. to ensure shippers in these areas have access to the superior transportation service they need to meet their own customer demand.”