Major trucking firm opens in Crest Hill
By Frank Vaisvilas Correspondent September 1, 2013 5:00PM
Updated: October 3, 2013 6:17AM
CREST HILL — Old Dominion Freight Line has opened its Chicago West Service Center on a 20-acre site, the trucking company’s third service center in the Chicago area and seventh in Illinois.
The site employs 91 people, but facility manager Brendan Martinez said the company is looking to increase its workforce by about 20 percent.
“We will be expanding and adding additional staff in all areas,” Martinez said.
He said the company is accepting applications and interviewing for office, dock and driver positions. All the jobs will be non-union.
Martinez said the site, 16811 Enterprise Blvd., was chosen because of its proximity to seven interstate highways and the growth potential of Will County.
Martinez, who previously worked for Old Dominion at its Rockford terminal, said Crest Hill and surrounding areas are rapidly growing.
“I think it’s a beautiful community,” he said.
The opening of the new terminal is part of the Thomasville, N.C-based company’s $130 million investment nationwide for improvement and expansion, Martinez said.
He said Old Dominion has remained financially sound and hasn’t really felt the impact of a slumping economy. Its annual revenue exceeded $2 billion in 2012, and the company has more than tripled its annual operating revenue in 10 years, according to its website.
Fortune magazine this month included Old Dominion on its list of the 100 fastest-growing public companies in 2013 based on revenue and profit growth and appreciation in its stock price.