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November 21, 2016 4:01 PM, EST

Old Dominion Opens Office Near US-Mexico Border

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. moved 3 miles to a bigger office in Laredo, Texas, which the company hopes will enhance its service across the Mexican border.

The Thomasville, North Carolina-based company said it remodeled the building to allow for business growth in the Gulf Coast. It also hired 12 office workers.

“Laredo is an extremely crucial facility in our network. The 4.9-acre location, which employs 136 dedicated OD individuals, is placed in the central area of Laredo’s industrial parks. The prime location enhances our ability to provide one seamless door-to-door service for our customers,” said Chuck Powell, Old Dominion Gulf Coast regional vice president.

The Port of Laredo is the largest inland port in the United States, the company said, handling industrial products from Mexico.

Old Dominion, which ranks No. 11 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers, has 22 service centers in Texas.