Global Transportation Provider R+L Carriers Opening New Facility in Northwest Ohio
New Facility Expected to Create 199 New Jobs in Findlay
Company Name: R&L Carriers, Inc.
Industry Sector: Logistics and Distribution
Company Profile: This transportation facility will include a 130,000 square-foot facility that will include a terminal, office space, an 8-bay shop, and a fuel island. This facility will also have last-mile services or appointments for freight pick up by customers.
Company Website: www.rlcarriers.com
Type of Project: New Location
- Jobs committed: 199
- Types of jobs: logistics and distribution and back office
Capital Investment: $43,850,000
Timetable: The company first began exploring a new location in the fall of 2020. R+L expects to start construction in February of 2022, with operations beginning in early 2023.
As R+L Carriers continued to assess its demand throughout the country, it determined a need to allow for capacity in this region and build another strategic location in Ohio. This transportation facility will include a 125,000 square-foot terminal, a 5,000 square-foot office, an 8-bay shop, which will be approximately 17,000 square-foot and a fuel island. This facility will also have last-mile services or appointments for freight pick up by customers.
As we continue to assess our demand throughout the country, we have determined a need to allow for capacity in this region and to build another strategic location in Ohio. Working with JobsOhio has been great and probably one of the easiest groups of economic development professionals I have worked with across the country.
Vice President, R+L Carriers
Findlay, ideally situated near I-75, as a good epicenter for this new facility due to higher demand in logistics and distribution as well as new customers and markets. He also cited the regional workforce and transportation assets as key factors.
Geographic location and a robust distribution and supply chain makes Ohio a hub for logistics and transportation. Ohio has the fourth largest interstate highway system in the nation, and 60% of the United States and Canadian customers are within a day’s drive, which makes Ohio ideal for road transport. Not only does Ohio have a large interstate system, but it is also connected nationally and internationally by ports, railroads, and airports.
With headquarters in Wilmington, Ohio, R+L has a fleet of more than 20,000 tractors and trailers, with a nationwide network of over 140 service centers. The company already employs roughly 2,600 people in just Ohio.
JobsOhio, Ohio Department of Development, Regional Growth Partnership, Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development