2012 NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Old Dominion Completes Expansion in Morristown, Tennessee
Leading trucking company invests millions and creates jobs in Tennessee
MORRISTOWN, Tennessee (Oct. 17, 2012) –Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. officially re-opened its expansion and enhancement to its Morristown Service Center, capping well over a year project.
The celebration included a cookout with all Morristown employees, state and local officials and Old Dominion’s rolling history museum.
Old Dominion’s Morristown Service Center is one of the largest in the company’s network of 219 terminals. The company invested millions to expand the facility to 347 doors and hired dozens of new employees in recent months to handle the increased freight moving through the facility.
“Morristown is very important to Old Dominion, and this new state-of-the-art terminal will ensure our customers continue to receive our premium service they expect from Old Dominion,” said David Congdon, Old Dominion’s president and CEO. “As we pause to celebrate our continued growth in the region and throughout the country, it is important that we recognize the entire Old Dominion family. This expansion is possible because of their commitment to providing a premium and reliable service for our customers.”
In addition to Congdon, speakers at the event included U.S. Rep. Phil Roe and Iliff McMahan with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.
The event also featured Old Dominion’s rolling museum, a custom built trailer that houses interactive displays, historical artifacts and other items demonstrating the company’s many features and offerings for customers. The museum provides an inside look into the Old Dominion’s 78-year legacy, which started with a single truck, is today one of the largest less-than-truckload motor carriers in the United States, employing more than 14,500 people nationally.
Crain Construction Co., Inc. of Nashville, Tennessee, will be honored next week with a 2012 Excellence in Construction award from the Mid Tennessee chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors. The company is being honored in the Industrial $5-15 million category.
The Morristown completion was the second such milestone in as many weeks for Old Dominion. Last week, the company celebrated the completion of an expansion to its service center in Indianapolis.
For more information about Old Dominion Freight Line, visit www.odfl.com or call (800) 432-6335.
About Old Dominion Freight Line
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) is a leading, less-than-truckload (“LTL”), union-free motor carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national LTL service and value-added logistics services. In addition to its core LTL services, the Company offers its customers a broad range of logistics services including ground and air expedited transportation, supply chain consulting, transportation management, truckload brokerage, container delivery, warehousing and consumer household moving services. Through marketing and carrier relationships, the Company also offers door-to-door international freight services to and from all of North America, Central America, South America and the Far East. For more than 78 years, Old Dominion has been helping the world keep promises. In 2012, the company was named as one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes magazine and ranked as the No. 1 National LTL carrier by Mastio & Company as part of the company’s 2011 Value and Loyalty Benchmarking Study. More information can be found at www.odfl.com.