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Apr 12, 2016

Knight Transportation

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (April 12, 2016) – Governor Mike Pence joined Knight Transportation (NYSE: KNX), a truckload transportation and logistics service company, today to announce the opening of the company’s new Regional Operations Service Center here, which will create up to 426 new jobs by 2021.
 
“As the Crossroads of America, Indiana is the crucial link connecting millions of Americans across the nation to the goods they need,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Indiana is home to thousands of highway miles, award-winning airports and a state line that’s more than half water."

 


 

"We continue to make unprecedented investments in state and local infrastructure to support businesses like Knight Transportation, which in turn are driving Indiana’s economy and creating quality jobs for Hoosiers.”

 


 

The Phoenix, Arizona-based company has invested $4.62 million into the 25-acre former Indy Park Ride & Fly campus at 3875 Plainfield Road in Plainfield. Knight Transportation renovated the site to serve as an operations center for its customers throughout the Indianapolis and Chicago markets, as well as a regional recruiting and training center where Knight Transportation will train drivers based throughout the Eastern U.S. Upgrades at the facility include doubling the size of the office on its campus, building a 20,000-square-foot truck maintenance shop, constructing a truck wash and fueling station, and upgrading all exterior and building lighting to energy-efficient LED lights. The company’s new facilities now cover 34,000 square feet and the site more than triples the acreage of its former facility on Indianapolis’ southwest side. Following seven months of construction, the company moved its operations to the new site in January.


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“When Knight Transportation selected this site for our new office after almost 20 years in Indianapolis, we needed a location that could support our growth and was part of a larger development plan that would put us closer to our valued customers and employees,” said Dave Jackson, president and chief executive officer of Knight Transportation. “Our location in Plainfield puts us in close proximity to many of our customers and easy access to the interstate system and the city of Indianapolis. Our state-of-the-art service center and maintenance facility is located in the heart of Plainfield’s warehousing and logistics sector, which is quickly becoming the place to be in the Indianapolis metro area for both our customers and transportation providers. We are excited to be part of this area, where high quality business both large and small are locating to take advantage of the growth opportunities in the area and the state.”

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