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Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. expanding

November 3rd, 2012

News Coverage:

Published: November 3, 2012 3:00 a.m.

Freight center envisioned near airport

SHERRY SLATER | The Journal Gazette

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. is seeking incentives on a $5.8 million investment that will create 40 new jobs, doubling its local workforce.

The Thomasville, N.C.-based trucking company plans to build a 70-door, state-of-the-art freight service center at 8231 Smith Road, according to an application filed Thursday with Fort Wayne officials.

The company now employs 36 full time and four part time in Fort Wayne, with a total payroll of more than $2.3 million.

Old Dominion’s plans call for 38 new full-time workers and two part-time, with an additional payroll of more than $2.4 million.

The full-time jobs will pay more than $63,000 a year, on average.

Positions will include supervisors, clerical, dock workers and drivers.

The project is scheduled to be completed by April 30.