DistTech Inc., a provider of dedicated and common carriage for liquid bulk commodities, announced today, May 28, the opening of a new trucking terminal in the Cincinnati suburb of West Chester, Ohio. DistTech opened the new facility on Cincinnati-Dayton Road near Interstate 75. In total, 35 employees report to the Cincinnati facility, which is one of four terminals in Ohio. DistTech employs 160 people in Ohio.
“Relocating our terminals into larger, more modern, more accessible facilities is part of a broader, strategic company initiative to reduce our supply chain costs and enhance overall customer service,” says John Rakoczy, chief operating officer for DistTech, based in Newbury, Ohio. “Our focus on cost-efficient timely service, safe driving performance and leading-edge information technology in our trucks addresses the most important needs of our customers.”
DistTech says it plans to leverage the rail system in the Cincinnati area to offer customers transloading services and also intends to extend local shuttle and storage options for liquid bulk commodities. With a 1,000-square-foot office and two acres of parking, the Cincinnati area terminal is one of the largest facilities in the company’s network of more than 35 facilities across the United States and Canada. The facility features a locker-room facility, an expanded cafeteria and lounge area, as well as additional amenities.
The Cincinnati area facility, which replaces an older terminal in Dayton, is the company’s second new terminal to open in Ohio in the last two months, after beginning to operate a new terminal in Cleveland in April. The company says it has opened 10 new terminals since 2006.