Old Dominion opens service center in Duluth, Minn.

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Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced the opening of an eight-door service center that will serve as a gateway to the Great Lakes shipping area in northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. The new Duluth service center, located on a five-acre site in Superior, Wis., will serve customers in Twin Ports and more than a dozen cities in Minnesota and Wisconsin, including Hibbing, Ely and Grand Rapids in Minnesota and Hayward, Webster, Minong and Cameron in Wisconsin.

The Duluth service center is part of a $90-120 million investment the Thomasville, N.C.-based less-than-truckload company is committing nationally to real estate purchases and expansion projects in 2012. The Duluth service center – the second Old Dominion has opened in Minnesota this year following a Benson location in May – provides convenient access to rail heads and major roadways, including Interstate 35 and U.S. Highways 2 and 53.

“Duluth is the gateway to the northern mining industry,” said Kenneth Coleman, the terminal’s manager. “With this new location, Old Dominion will complete its expansion for Minnesota, one designed to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. The service center is a doorway to the rail service and major ports in the Great Lakes area and will be a complete solution center for direct service to points nationally and globally. This will only enhance the service Old Dominion provides to its customers.”