Old Dominion Freight Line opened a 30-door, 97,610-square-foot service center at 295 Lombardy Street in East Williamsburg last December. It is the company’s eighth service center in New York, and will also serve the surrounding boroughs and Long Island.
The facility employs 21 people and will help customers get their products to market faster by being closer to the shipper, the company said. The site is located close to major highways and will also serve Queens neighborhoods including Flushing, Jackson Heights, Long Island City and Ridgewood.
“Investment in our service center network is a hallmark of Old Dominion’s long-term strategic plan,” said Chip Overbey, senior vice president of strategic planning.
Overbey said the company measures capacity in three areas: service centers, people and equipment. Each area, he said, is important to serving customers and accommodating growing demand.
The other new service centers are located across the country in Indiana, Nebraska, Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Washington.
“Shippers can expect to see improved transit times, faster responses and adequate capacity to meet their transportation needs,” Overbey added. “In each of these nine markets, our team worked together with the common goal of wanting to serve our customers and community better.”