Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. on Friday, June 10, announced that it relocated its service center in San Jose, Calif., to an expanded and upgraded facility due to sustained growth in the region. Old Dominion says that after the service center’s opening in 2006, the facility has experienced explosive growth thanks to a rising demand from the pharmaceutical and electronics industries. Average daily revenue totals have increased nearly fourfold since 2008.
According to the California Port Authority, international trade accounts for nearly 25 percent of the state’s economy, while many goods moving through California ports in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas, such as industrial and postconsumer secondary materials, originated in other states. Old Dominion, based in Thomasville, N.C., says the new location will help the company meet the shipping demands of customers moving freight in and out of the six ports located with 100 miles of the new facility in addition to shipments throughout North America.
“The enhanced facility, which is larger, more modern and more easily accessible and centrally-located, will help us support the growth our customers are experiencing,” says John Mootz, solutions specialist at the Old Dominion San Jose service center. “These companies rely on Old Dominion to handle large volumes of high-demand items quickly and safely. The new location, state-of-the-art security system and four extra docking doors will help us to achieve those business critical objectives.”
The 48-door terminal situated at 2035 Ringwood Ave. in San Jose employs more than 30 and operates under the leadership of manager Christopher Babcock. It will provide service to more than 15 cities in a 200-mile radius surrounding San Jose and will enhance the less-than-truckload company’s national network of 213 service centers.