Old Dominion opens new warehouse, service centers

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Old Dominion Freight Line announced the opening of a new warehouse facility in Worcester, Mass.; and new service centers in Columbus, Ga., and Butte, Mont.

The company says the warehouse is positioned to support markets such as Boston and the metro areas around New York City, and that its capabilities will include shipment consolidation, container deconsolidation, cross docking, full-service warehousing and all modes of transportation such as truckload, less-than-truckload and air.

“We are excited to be able to provide service to the Northeast and New England markets,” says Rick Keeler, senior vice president of strategic development of Old Dominion Freight Line, based in Thomasville, N.C. “Our new facility is a state-of-the-art warehousing facility offering a full range of distribution services.”

Old Dominion says its warehousing division now provides service in four areas of the country: Commerce, Calif.; Reidsville, N.C.; Fort Worth, Texas, and Worcester. “With space available in each of these locations, we are poised to strategically service a significant portion of the U.S. population as well as work with Old Dominion’s international partners to perform door-to-door services to, from and between points in the Far East, the United States, Mexico and Canada,” says Chris Reynolds, the company’s director of warehousing.

The new Columbus service center is a 21-door facility located on a 3-acre site; it will begin operations under the leadership of service center manager Joey Maddox, who will direct a staff of 11.

“The opening of the Columbus service center will greatly enhance our presence in the local market,” says Hugh Morris, vice president of Old Dominion’s Southern region. “We will be able to achieve earlier delivery times to our customers in lieu of handling this metro area out of our Atlanta service center. Second, we will be able to better serve our customers’ needs on shipments moving from the Columbus metro area to the rest of the U.S., as well as global shipments. Having a facility in the Columbus marketplace gives our customers assurance that we can and will be able to respond to their specific needs in a timely manner convenient to them.”

The relocated Butte service center is a 24-door facility located on a five-acre site; it will continue operations under the leadership of service center manager Bruce White, who will direct a staff of 10.

“Moving from a two-door terminal to 24 doors will eliminate tremendous double handling and congestion during the mini break, resulting in reduced cost and improved service,” says Chuck Powell, vice president of Old Dominion’s Pacific Northwest region. “Old Dominion will be positioned to gain market share in points currently being served.”