Old Dominion Freight plans distribution facility at Mills Business Park
CANTON, OH (November 4, 2010) – Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has purchased 15.3 acres in Mills Business Park and plans to construct a 25,000 sq. ft. distribution center for freight to be distributed locally. The company will be the second business to locate in the park this year. “We are thrilled to welcome Old Dominion to Canton,” said Mayor William J. Healy II. “This is just one more example of how we can help grow our local economy through partnerships and cooperation.” The new Old Dominion facility will create approximately 34 new jobs with competitive salary and benefit packages. In addition, construction of the facility will lead to many more project-based construction jobs. Project investment is estimated at $9.5 million in land, building and infrastructure. Construction on the project is slated to begin this fall. “This is another demonstration of the collaborative spirit of our region, and the developments that result through partnerships between business and government. We’re proud to have Old Dominion Freight in our community,” said Dennis P. Saunier, president and CEO of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. The City of Canton, led by Mayor William J. Healy II, development director Robert Torres, and Canton Community Improvement Corporation deputy director Linda Barnes, offered a tax abatement package as an incentive to Old Dominion. The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and DeHoff Development were closely involved throughout the process. The Stark Development Board assisted with the original site location. “Good transportation facilities are key to attracting good businesses and good jobs. We look forward to securing future businesses to the Mills Business Park,” said Dan DeHoff, President, DeHoff Development Company. About Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) is a national less-than-truckload motor carrier providing one-to-five day service among six regions in the United States and next-day and second-day service within these regions. Through its four product groups, OD-Domestic, OD-Expedited, OD-Global and OD-Technology, the Company offers an array of innovative products and services that provide direct service to 48 states within the Southeast, Gulf Coast, Northeast, Midwest, Central and West regions of the country. In addition to domestic less-than-truckload services, the Company offers assembly and distribution services as well as LCL and FCL delivery services to and from all of North America, Central America, South America and the Far East. The Company also offers a broad range of expedited and logistical services for both its domestic and global markets, and for more than 75 years, Old Dominion has been helping the world keep promises. For more information, visit www.ODFL.com. About Mills Business Park Mills Business Park is a 141-acre Class A Business Park located in the City of Canton, only one mile from Interstate 77. Mills Business Park is owned by two 501(c)3 foundations: the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and the DeHoff Family Foundation. The park is suited for high-tech research and design firms, distribution companies and businesses that specialize in light fabrication. Those interested in developing industry at the site should contact Steven J. Katz, senior vice president of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce at (330) 458-2062 or Dan DeHoff, president of DeHoff Development, at (330) 499-8153.