Con-way Freight on Monday, Dec. 13, announced it has begun construction of a new 105-door 41,500-square-foot freight service center in San Antonio that will serve as the local hub for daily freight pickup and delivery service, nightly reship operations connecting with one- to three-day service points in Con-way’s nationwide network, and as a gateway for goods moving to and from Mexico.
The new facility will replace an existing 48-door service center. The company expects to expand its work force, adding over time more than 50 new jobs in capacities such as driver sales representatives, operations support and customer service. Con-way Freight currently employs 104 at its existing San Antonio facility.
Construction has begun on the 30-acre freight operations and office complex with estimated completion expected during the second half of 2011. The company currently handles more than one million pounds of freight per day out of its existing facility, and the new site, designed to expand to 160 doors, will provide capacity of more than 1.5 million pounds per day. The expanded location also will house a five-bay maintenance facility and will have its own fueling facility and diesel fuel storage on site.
“This expanded facility is an important investment for our company, providing expanded capacity in a key location for our network, and giving us flexibility to grow with the San Antonio community,” says Neil Smith, area vice president of operations.