Con-way Freight has announced the completion of a major expansion to its freight assembly center in Fremont, Ind. The 90,160-square-foot facility has 60 new dock doors, which the company says will increase freight handling capacity by nearly 700,000 pounds of freight daily. Con-way’s FACs are strategically-located, high-volume facilities that serve as freight processing hubs for the nightly trans-shipment of cargoes within the company’s network of more than 440 service centers located nationwide.
With the expansion, the Fremont FAC now has 204 dock doors to accommodate the more than 450 trailers and 120 tractors that utilize the center daily as the home base for local pickup and delivery serving the greater Fremont metro area, and at night in the freight re-distribution operation. The additional freight handling capacity will enable the operation to better handle the current influx of business as well as manage efficient growth. As business volumes increase, the expanded facility also will provide hiring opportunities for new driver sales representatives, operations support and customer service personnel.
“As one of our largest facilities, the Fremont FAC moves three million pounds of freight each day and is strategically located to provide excellent transit times both for regional freight as well as transcontinental shipments,” says David S. McClimon, president of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Con-way Freight. “Based on current business levels and projected growth, it was the right decision to invest in this major expansion to better meet the changing service needs of our customers.”
The Fremont FAC is located at 6755 Old State Road 27 at the intersection of Interstate 69 and the Indiana State toll road. It is well located to provide extensive next- and second-day freight delivery services for commercial businesses. Market points for next-day freight delivery service include Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Knoxville. Second-day freight delivery service is provided to the Northeast United States, most of the South, the upper Midwest and parts of Colorado and Wyoming.