XPO to open new service centre in Florida

North American freight and logistics company, XPO, has begun construction on a new 60-door facility in Lakeland, Florida.

The project marks an important milestone in the implementation of the company’s previously announced plan to grow capacity in its North American network with the addition of 900 net new doors nationally by the first quarter of 2024.

“We’re excited to expand our footprint in the dynamic Central Florida region, as we continue to grow capacity in strategic markets where we expect strong long-term demand,” said XPO Chief Executive Officer, Dave Bates. “This new service centre in Lakeland will greatly benefit our customers and provide best-in-class freight transportation service to businesses across the state. It also allows us to support the local community with well-paying jobs.”

The almost 3,000 square metre facility will is expected to open for business in the second quarter of 2024, servicing areas that include Tampa, Orlando and Lakeland and when completed, the company expects to employ approximately 75 people.  Currently, XPO employs nearly 640 people across ten service centres in Florida.

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