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Old Dominion celebrates six new service centres

March 8, 2019

THOMASVILLE, N.C. Old Dominion Freight Line continues to celebrate growing capacity with six service centre open houses in the first half of 2019.

Responding to business growth and client demand, the leading LTL carrier will celebrate the openings of new, relocated or remodeled facilities in Mobile, Ala., Pompano Beach, Fla., Houston, Texas, Otay Mesa (San Diego), Calif., Texarkana, Ark., and Anaheim, Calif.

“Our 2018 results confirm that strategically opening new and renovating existing service centres to accommodate customer demand is helping to grow our business,” said Terry Hutchins, vice-president of real estate.

“We will continue that strategy of searching for new sites to increase capacity and grow our network to continue to deliver premium service that exceeds customers’ expectations.”

Old Dominion’s service centres reduce shipping time, increase daily volume and enhance delivery flexibility. Old Dominion’s real estate team strategically selects locations to anticipate future growth and heightened customer demand.

“We search for locations in growing markets where we have access to quality workers to expand our network capacity. Expanding our network allows us to immediately accommodate customer needs, and is critical to maintaining our award-winning low claims ratio and guaranteed on-time delivery,” said Hutchins.

The LTL carrier plans to increase service centre count and capacity throughout the year. Early 2019 service centre open houses include:

Mobile, Ala. – One of five service centres in the state, the Mobile facility is a 44-door service centre recently built to service cities across Alabama and Mississippi. This new, state-of-the-art facility adds additional capacity to support customer needs. OD will celebrate Mobile’s new service center on Mar. 13.

Pompano Beach, Fla. – To service the growing market in Florida, Old Dominion renovated the Pompano Beach service centre. The 42-door facility spans 4.9 acres and will continue offering best-in-class service to Sunrise, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, Margate, Coral Springs, Davie, Tamarac, Plantation, Wilton Manors, Coconut Creek, Parkland, North Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale and Lighthouse Point, Fla. Pompano Beach’s open house celebration is scheduled for Mar. 20.

Houston, Texas – Texas has steady growth in its customer base and Old Dominion is continuously adapting with upgraded facilities across the state. The remodeled Houston service centre has 104 doors, spanning 24-acres of land, servicing Houston, Humble, Porter, Crosby, Spring, Woodlands, Cypress, Tomball, Conroe, Brenham, Sheldon, Channelview, Baytown, LaPorte and Pasadena, Texas. This service centre is one of 20 across the state. The open house celebration is scheduled for Apr. 11.

Otay Mesa (San Diego), Calif. – Servicing customers in Otay Mesa, San Diego, San Ysidro, Eastlake, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and into Mexico, this completely renovated and expanded 28-door facility is strategically located in a new market for the company, along the border of Mexico. The new Otay Mesa service centre will deliver shipments throughout Southern California and across the border to Old Dominion’s customers in Mexico. This facility is the company’s second service centere in San Diego. Otay Mesa will host its open house on Apr. 24.

Texarkana, Ark. – Strategically located along state borders, the 36-door service centre broadens opportunity to cities across Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. This new service centre allows for future growth, including additional doors and employees as customer needs increase. The facility is also unique in that its location offers on-site fueling stations. Texarkana’s open house celebration is scheduled for Apr. 25.

Anaheim, Calif. – After officially opening its doors in 2018, the 40-door service centre recently hired three new employees to accommodate rapid growth. The 38-employee service centre delivers across 11 cities in California. Its open house celebration is scheduled for Apr. 25.

In addition to the open houses, Old Dominion’s existing facilities continue to expand in response to growing customer demand. The Hagerstown, Md. service centre was remodeled with 84-doors in October 2018, hiring 31 new employees to accommodate the growth. This service centre will help manage deliveries to Hagerstown, Williamsport, Frederick, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Westminster, Hampstead and Monrovia, Md., and Greencastle, Waynesboro and Chambersburg, Pa.