Con-way Freight is planning to break ground on an $8 million, 47,000-square-foot service center in Fond du Lac, Wis., in June.
The facility, which will replace a current 27-year-old facility, is expected to deliver by March 2014.
The 21-acre property in the city’s Fox Ridge Business Park will feature 96 dock doors, a vast expansion over the 25 in its current Fond du Lac facility. When needed, the development can expand to 120 dock doors.
While Con-way’s existing facility sees 575,000 pounds of freight per day, the new building will handle north of 1.6 million pounds daily. The planned development will also allow the company to expand its Fond du Lac operations from 18 trucks and 65 trailers to 50 trucks and 160 trailers.
“This is an important investment for our company. It provides us with a modern new facility and expanded capacity in a key location for our network, and gives us flexibility to grow with the Fond du Lac community,” Con-way’s Paul Lorensen said in a statement.
The company expects to employ 100 workers at the new development. - Jon Ross