FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A company that currently operates three logistics hubs in Mexico broke ground on a for a new cargo transfer facility in Fort Wayne on Tuesday.
Transport Intermodal LLC hopes to have the hub located near the intersection of Adams Center Road and Paulding Road operational in May of 2017. The facility is expected to employ up to 64 people.
According to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the facility will be used to load and unload international shipping containers from truck-to-rail or rail-to-truck and will be part of a global system specializing in moving containers to and from the Far East through Chicago. The Fort Wayne hub will be complemented by a hub currently planned for the Valparaiso, Indiana, area.
Transpoint plans to begin hiring for positions including crane operators, dispatchers and security personnel by early 2017, with a hiring preference for military veterans. The new positions are expected to pay average annual salaries of approximately $50,000.