CON-WAY CENTRAL OPENS HIGH-VOLUME MIDWEST FREIGHT FACILITY
Con-Way Central Express will open a second high-volume freight assembly center in the Midwest on August 7. The new Salem, Ill. facility joins a similar high-speed facility opened in Louisville, Ky. in July.
The Salem center will improve freight movement and reduce delivery times to major cities in Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee and to Jonesboro, Ark., company officials said.
The new center creates one-day delivery lanes from Memphis and Nashville, Tenn. to Chicago; Memphis to Indianapolis; and St. Louis to Atlanta. More than 128 transit lanes will be converted from two-day to next day service, the company said.
The 46,000-square-foot center will have 38,220 square feet of dock area and 8,000 square feet of office space. The facility will have 100 doors and company officials project the center will be able to move nearly 2 million pounds of freight within a 24-hour period.
Kevin Huner, a 21-year industry veteran, is manager of the new facility. He joined Con-Way in 1996 as a freight operations supervisor.