XPO Logistics opens North American operations center in Charlotte, N.C.

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XPO Logistics Inc. announced the opening of its new North American operations center in Charlotte, N.C. The facility supports the company’s network of freight brokerage, freight forwarding and expedited transportation locations nationwide.

“This is an important milestone for us,” says Sean Fernandez, chief operating officer. “The operations center is an integral part of our plan to build XPO into a business with a much larger footprint and employee base. We now have a centralized facility and state-of-the-art IT that can support our strategy for growth. It strengthens the infrastructure surrounding our customer and carrier relationships, our acquisition and coldstart programs, and the scaling-up of our operations.”

On Feb. 28, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue announced that XPO Logistics was approved for a job development investment grant with a potential yield of $3.22 million in incentives. The company expects to create more than 200 jobs in Charlotte over the next three years in the areas of accounting and finance, human resources, IT, brokerage and carrier procurement.