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Wednesday, July 03, 2019 12:54 pm

Logistics company to add 130 jobs in $25 million Allen investment

Sherry Slater | The Journal Gazette

A transportation and logistics company will invest $25 million to expand its Allen County operation and create up to 130 new jobs by the end of next year, state and local officials announced today.

Universal Dedicated of Fort Wayne, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michigan-based Universal Logistics, will build and equip dispatch operations offices and a holding yard on about 10 acres on Fogwell Parkway in Roanoke.

Matt Lock, operations vice president for Universal Dedicated, described the investment as a big win for the company and the county.

"We appreciate our customer's continued trust and growth in our services and for making us their primary-source transportation provider," he said in a statement.

"We also recognize our most important asset, our employees, for their hard work and dedication, once again proving that people-driven solutions enable our success," Lock added. "We look forward to growing our team and maintaining our reputation for best-in-industry service levels, continuous improvement and cost savings initiatives for our customers."

The new positions include CDL drivers, logistics managers, administrative clerks and diesel and trailer mechanics. More information is available at the company's website.

Universal Dedicated already employs about 225 in Allen County. Parent company Universal Logistics employs more than 5,000 full time, including 400 in Indiana.