Old Dominion Freight Line
officially opened the doors of its new $30 million Memphis Service Center on Tuesday, and the trucking company plans to expand its Opening Day roster of 416 employees by more than 100 new employees over the next two years.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate our 35th anniversary in Memphis with this state-of-the-art facility,” says Johnny Stricklin, manager of the Memphis Service Center, in a prepared statement. “As we continue to attract new customers in the region, we remain steadfast in our commitment and promise of delivering premium service to Old Dominion’s customers.”
The 267-door facility covers 30-plus acres at 2098 Spirit of ’76 Drive in South Memphis and provides direct service to western Tennessee, eastern Arkansas and northern Mississippi.
The need for more employees and a new state-of-the-art facility is the result of four years of record growth at the previous location in South Memphis at 3050 Carrier Street.
Old Dominion held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and luncheon on October 15 that featured guest speakers including Old Dominion CEO and President David Congdon, Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen, Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce
President and CEO Phil Trenary, EDGE (Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County)
President and CEO Reid Dulberger, and Old Dominion Service Center Manager Johnny Stricklin.
The new facility is now one of five Old Dominion service centers in Tennessee, and the Memphis site serves as one of the company’s busiest freight hubs due to its proximity to Interstate 40, Interstate 55, three major rail heads, the largest American cargo airport and the nation’s second largest inland port.
By Michael Waddell