September 25, 2012
Odyssey Logistics & Technology Expands in Charlotte;
Will Add More Than 100 Jobs
Global lead logistics provider Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (OL&T) has expanded its Charlotte operation and moved to 25,000 square feet of new office space at One LakePointe Plaza. Headquartered in Danbury, Conn, OL&T performed an extensive search in the Charlotte region before settling on LakePointe Business Park because of its central location and proximity to the airport.
As part of its expansion, OL&T plans to add more than 100 new employees in the coming years in the areas of customer service, operations and logistics management. New positions will be posted in the career section at www.odysseylogistics.com/about/careers.php.
“We appreciate the support that we have received since locating one of our major operations in Charlotte nearly 10 years ago,” said OL&T president and chief executive officer Robert Shellman. “Charlotte offers OL&T a solid workforce and the infrastructure we need as our company continues to expand and serve a more diverse, global customer base.”
The new office houses customer service and global technology support, along with a host of activities associated with OL&T transport and supply chain businesses. In addition, employees at this location are supporting business in Europe and Asia.
“OL&T’s expansion in Charlotte is testament to our City’s growing and diversifying economy,” Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx said. “OL&T knows what more and more companies are learning all the time — Charlotte is a great place to do business. I’d like to thank Odyssey Logistics & Technology and the Chamber for all their efforts to make this expansion happen, and for their support as we continue to work together to create jobs in the Queen City and to put Charlotteans back to work.”
OL&T worked with the Charlotte Chamber in 2003 to establish the company’s first Charlotte operation which originally employed 13 people. There are now 170 employees in Charlotte and more than 700 worldwide. OL&T is a global company with operations in North America, Europe, China and Japan.
Tripp Guin of Tripp Commercial, LLC represented OL&T in the real estate transaction, and Paul Devine represented the landlord Childress Klein Properties.
Click here to read the company’s official release.
Click here for career information at OL&T.
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Odyssey Logistics & Technology (OL&T) is a global lead logistics provider that empowers global logistics professionals with technology, processes and information for better decision making. OL&T leverages four main components to drive cost savings for clients and generate better service from transportation suppliers: supply chain network evaluation and design; a patented, Web-based information technology infrastructure; proven operational processes; and volume aggregation to provide economies of scale for greater efficiencies. In addition to fully managed logistics services, OL&T also offers individual 3PL services that include truck brokerage, intermodal transportation, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, facilities management, sample and small order distribution, and more.
The Odyssey Global Logistics PlatformSM features a transportation management system that supports the safe, reliable and efficient delivery of client products throughout the world. OL&T On-Demand TMSSM offers a scalable technology solution with an accelerated deployment and faster time to value. For more information, please visit www.odysseylogistics.com.
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